( I can't speak for everyone so if these aren't some of the reasons you may do it , then feel free to share why you do . )
Well , one reason is to feel something other then depression or feeling disconnected form everything . When I'm depressed I often feel disconnected from everything around me and I have a lot of overwhelming feelings all at once . When I self harm I guess sometimes it kind of distracts me and helps me kind of control the way I m feeling at the moment .
Another reason is it helps me kind of express myself ( even though I am the only one who sees the cuts ) . When I am depressed I am not able to express myself clearly ( what was the word for that again.......I think articulate .....I dunno ) so when self harming it helps me do so .
Yeah these are the only reasons I feel comfortable sharing ...so yeah there ya have it
I hope that clears things up at least a little bit <3