We get lots of emails, especially about our articles on cutting. Sometimes people tell us about the feelings and emotions that surround cutting. Others share their ideas on how they stopped. We decided to put some of these suggestions and comments on our site.
Of course, the reasons why people cut are very different. So the comments below may help some people but not others.
When readers email us, it's through a secure system that doesn't record names or other personal information. That's why you don't see any personal details here — just experiences and a desire to help from the people who've been there.
Reviewed by: D'Arcy Lyness, PhD
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|How Can I Stop Cutting? If you've been cutting and you want to stop, here are some approaches that might help you.|
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