Ditto from a friend to that nosey coworker.
Hey Ohio: been a while since I've posted. I told my manager after my last fall that I'm a cutter. She was pretty shocked that I could still fall, but took it in stride when I explained that 1) I'm in therapy and 2) it's like any other addiction. It's a constand battle. As to the ignorant JERK who says thigs about your "flip[ping] out," I sincerely hope they know where to stuff it. We don't sut when we "flip out," we cut because we don't flip out. Better a bandaid than a scene, eh? If you're worried, then ask for a private meeting with your boss. Be straight and honest. That way, if your boss already knows, no one can use it against you. You may even want to ask for the meeting in wirting...then you have a paper trail. It's really hard to admit it, but it makes life easier. Bosses/managers are a lot more forgiving than friends, who seem to usually feel betrayed.