Re: any suggestions?
I guess I can throw in the view of a mother who "does this" as you say. You can't force him to get help, if you do he'll self injur himself more. You can't take away his "tools" or keep anything sharp away from him, if you do he'll try harder to prove to you that he can get to them or find them or that he is in control. Asking him if he wants to go to counseling is great, and if he'll go that is awesome. But this isn't something you can force someone not to do unless they are ready to stop. I know this is not what you want to hear but sadly enough it is the truth. My husband spent so much time trying to force me not to cut myself and it just made it so much worse, the anger, the stress, the anxiety...all of that extra "stuff" he was causing made the need to cut myself so much stronger. He'd take my knives, I'd go buy more, he'd do it again....it finally got to where I had them hid all over the house, car, office you name it.
I guess the main thing you can do is be "there" for him try not to appear "sickened or disgusted" by the self injuriuos behavior and just love him.