If the medication and counseling helped with the self-cutting... then perhaps you might continue with this kind of help. Many people who self-harm/cut suffer from anxiety, depression or a previous trauma (just like millions of other people in the general population). Self injury is how they cope.
It is a good point you raised that someone who does not self-cut or experience the same thing, may not be able to understand it. But give a non judgemental, mature and supportive person that you can confide to- time to process what you tell them. As difficult as it is for you to open up, it may also be difficult for the person you tell—especially if it’s a close friend or family member. Sometimes you may not like the way the person reacts. Try to remember that reactions such as shock, anger, and fear come out of concern for you. It may help to print out articles from the web about self-cutting for the people you choose to tell. The better they understand self-harm... the better able they’ll be to support you. And a good therapist certainly would. Do not suffer with this all by yourself. Try and seek good help, hon!
Last edited by stasis4; 05-23-2012 at 04:00 PM.