Originally Posted by Hear Again
I'm not so sure I agree that this was a suicide attempt.
People who slit their wrist (i.e. cut) don't do so because they want to die. They do it because they are indirectly asking for help.
I have problems with self harm/cutting myself, but I don't do any of these behaviors because I'm suicidal. I do them because they give me a sense of control where I ordinarily have none.
Self harm/cutting also provides a temporary relief from the emotional pain I am experiencing.
Then again, perhaps I am misinterpreting the article.
Originally Posted by rockin'robin
I agree with you. I was an "ex-cutter"....13 years ago. I got some help! It's an emotional, overwhelming feeling.
As for this guy who slit his wrists....just a ploy!...he's a career criminal!
I agree that this wasn't a suicide attempt, but I also don't think this guy is a cutter either; meaning I don't think an emotional or psychological urge drove this man to slice his wrist. I believe it was a play for leniency infront of the judge. I also wonder what they could have done to prevent this guy from bringing the sharp into court.
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