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Ok so... i was watching a youtube video about a girl saying she self harmed... and i honestly don't get why people do it. i just can't understand the need to feel physical pain. it's bizarre, completely bizarre and silly to me. all i can think of is they actually LIKE the pain which then again is weird...
and yes... i know.. some people do it because it helps them cope... but how... how does pain, on top of pain help... or release anything it's just silly if you really think about it.
i just honestly want to understand O_O
Most Helpful Guy
because they have shitty coping skills4
Most Helpful Girl
There are several reasons why. First of all, yes, it's a coping mechanism.
1. You're mentally and emotionally in pain, but it's too chaotic to fix, way too difficult to control. So you harm yourself physically, but you're able to clean up the blood, cure the cuts, and bandage yourself up. You're able to fix yourself. It's therapeutic, if you really think about it. Yes, in a really gruesome and sad way, but it's mentally therapeutic.
2. Sometimes it's to make your brain shut the fuck up. Say someone has depression and anxiety. Hurting themselves physically could be a sharp slap to the face to bring them out of the suffocating mental state they're drowning in.
Everyone has they're own reasons for their poisons, right?4