Well , in the past.. I have taken note .. and tried to sympathise with all you guys who are into self injury. While I do really have concerns for you lot and i do try to understand what you are going through .. it has just never hitten close to home for me.
That changed this weekend when my mother informed me that my little sister of 14 has taken up this trend. Had it not been for oasis , I would have been a whole lot more scared, confused and shocked than I was now.
What I want to know from you guys , is what information is there available on the subject, some of your personal experiences.. (such as why? .. my kneejerk response is 'seeking attention' .. but i dont want to be too simplistic about it) and especially things you wish your parents/siblings knew about this 'addiction'.
I don't judge very easily (as i hope you have realized) .. i dont look down on cutters .. and I would appreciate if this doesnt turn into a 'cutters are morons' flamewar, I am just a concerned older brother who wants to understand , help and comfort my little sister to the best of my knowledge/abilities/resources.