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Glass Slipper July 11th 2015 05:31 AM

cutting where you can't see what your doing?
 
first of all I want to say yes I no self-harm is bad and I should try and do alternatives and blah blah blah. Anyways please don't lecture me on that stuff I honestly just want to know something.

If you cut in a place where you can't see what your doing is that more dangerous then cutting where you can see what your doing?

Bluetears July 11th 2015 06:15 AM

Re: cutting where you can't see what your doing?
 
More than likely, unless you are like an owl and can turn your head where ever you please Cx 'Cause, if you can't see what you are doing, you might catch a nerve or a vein or something that probably shouldn't be cut.

Glass Slipper July 12th 2015 06:17 PM

Re: cutting where you can't see what your doing?
 
i would be doing it on my lower back and i don't cut too deep. I'm talking in general.

Kyeto-X July 12th 2015 08:55 PM

Re: cutting where you can't see what your doing?
 
First of all, really the wrong site for this kinda of advice.

If you can't see where you are cutting, then there is an increased risk of injuring yourself. You would have less control, as you would have to bend awkwardly to get there. And you can't really know the damage you have done, unless you can a mirror or two. Just because it doesn't hurt does not mean there has not been major damage done.

And here is the obligatory "We totally do not support self harming behaviors and we are here to help you stop." speech. Self harm is an emotional bandaid on your life, and it only helps for a little bit. It does not SOLVE the problem, only distract you from it for a bit. And in the end, you still have scars. Your problems that drove you to self-harm are still there. And there is also the greater risk of infection, bloodloss, nerve damage.

So, without further ado! Here is the exhaustive list of Alternatives to Self Harm! :dem: Use it! Abuse it! Staple it to your wall and keep it in your person! IT will give you a list of activities to do, based on your trigger. And it is really exhaustive! Honestly try each one for 5 minutes, and you be doing them for a day and a half.

As for emotional support, We are here 24/7... (ish.. if the site doesn't crash.) and we a glad to help support you. You can alos talk to a trusted adult in your life. Parent, Aunt/Uncle, GRandparent, Teacher, Religious leader, Coach, School Counselor, Club Leader, etc.

Glass Slipper July 13th 2015 12:27 AM

Re: cutting where you can't see what your doing?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kyeto-X (Post 1195225)
First of all, really the wrong site for this kinda of advice.

If you can't see where you are cutting, then there is an increased risk of injuring yourself. You would have less control, as you would have to bend awkwardly to get there. And you can't really know the damage you have done, unless you can a mirror or two. Just because it doesn't hurt does not mean there has not been major damage done.

And here is the obligatory "We totally do not support self harming behaviors and we are here to help you stop." speech. Self harm is an emotional bandaid on your life, and it only helps for a little bit. It does not SOLVE the problem, only distract you from it for a bit. And in the end, you still have scars. Your problems that drove you to self-harm are still there. And there is also the greater risk of infection, bloodloss, nerve damage.

So, without further ado! Here is the exhaustive list of Alternatives to Self Harm! :dem: Use it! Abuse it! Staple it to your wall and keep it in your person! IT will give you a list of activities to do, based on your trigger. And it is really exhaustive! Honestly try each one for 5 minutes, and you be doing them for a day and a half.

As for emotional support, We are here 24/7... (ish.. if the site doesn't crash.) and we a glad to help support you. You can alos talk to a trusted adult in your life. Parent, Aunt/Uncle, GRandparent, Teacher, Religious leader, Coach, School Counselor, Club Leader, etc.

Thank by ft I said not to post that stuff it's just a question. Its not encouraging it in anyway people ask more damaging questions about self harm then I have

Philomath July 13th 2015 09:12 AM

Re: cutting where you can't see what your doing?
 
It is dangerous.
I am unable to see and i self harm.
It is difficult to know how deep you are cutting and at times how much you are bleeding.
Use your eyes. Aim for safety and quitting.

TheTameLion July 14th 2015 09:29 AM

Re: cutting where you can't see what your doing?
 
1) Don't
2) Yes it's more dangeous because you can't see if you're cutting too deep, or cutting directly over a vein/artery, and you can't bandage it properly after and it could easily get infected.

ShadowsAmongstLight July 14th 2015 03:46 PM

Re: cutting where you can't see what your doing?
 
Kyeto-X put it better than any of us could. You should try to transition from cutting to a safer alternative. As everyone else has said, cutting where you can't see is far more dangerous than somewhere you can.


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