Thank you for the information. Also, you are right that there are a lot of people who SI and do not hide their cuts. Social media was not as popular when I was growing up so I am still a little surprised when I see images on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc. People put up images of their recently cut skin. Its out there for the world to see.View Thread
Self-Mutilators go through great lengths to hide their scars and secure their secret of self-injury. However, keeping that part of you hidden from the world takes a great toll.There are so many cases regarding people finding out about cutters. For whatever reason they will see that cut but, I really want to know is it possible that maybe we want people to find out? Somewhere along the cutting spree do we mess up on purpose? Is this our way of asking for help? Allowing someone to see our pain?
I know exactly what you are feeling. I struggled with that feeling for so long. It was one of the reasons I begain cutting. The mixture of Depression, Darkness and that empty feeling is nothing short of torture. I am a recovered self-harmer and the one thing that truly did help me was keeping a journal. I know that might sound a little silly but everytime I had those consuming feelings I would write it down. It help me so much along with a few other things. However, expression of the soul can unburden so much.