Teenagers 'Cutting' Themselves...not ...

Teenagers 'Cutting' Themselves...not School

There are 2403 comments on the American Chronicle story from Jan 26, 2006, titled Teenagers 'Cutting' Themselves...not School. In it, American Chronicle reports that:

I recently received an email from a Latino reader requesting me to look into a recent trend of teenagers cutting themselves without any parent being aware of it.

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Lani

Schaumburg, IL

#1 Feb 1, 2006
Its definately a trend in Minooka High School.
Amber

Albany, GA

#2 Feb 2, 2006
Although this may be a trend it is not a very cool one. This is a very dangerous and addictive behavior. Considering where you cut and how deep you cut you can deffinitly kill yourself. More then likely this so called trend is just a cry for attention. In all I beleieve that this is a stupid thing to do. For those of you cutting for attention- you take the meaning away from those of us who cut out of deep pain.
bob marley

UK

#3 Feb 2, 2006
Bam Margera is the best
John

Indianapolis, IN

#4 Feb 2, 2006
It's natural selection at its best, Amber, tell them the best place to cut!
brittany

Macon, GA

#5 Feb 7, 2006
Lani wrote:
Its definately a trend in Minooka High School.
I think itsreally sad to see people cut thereselves because it is the trend. Its not healthy.
annonymous

Macon, GA

#6 Feb 7, 2006
I must agree with you. In my school people all around me brag about cutting, it is really stupid. People wanting attention that bad need serious help. I used to cut myself out of pain, i didnt want anyone to know and I was really scared, but God brought me out of that. I mean I was at a point of suicide.
annonymous

Macon, GA

#7 Feb 7, 2006
In my school people all around me brag about cutting, it is really stupid. People wanting attention that bad need serious help. I used to cut myself out of pain, i didnt want anyone to know and I was really scared, but God brought me out of that. I mean I was at a point of suicide.
scared mommy

AOL

#8 Feb 9, 2006
My 11 yr old daughter came home from school today.....some kids from her school are cutting not only themselves but they tried to cut her as well....this was very scary to me...since my husband and i are both bi polar and already dealing with trying to teach her and her sisters at such a young age...to be sensitive to others with mood disorders. Any suggestions out there on how i can help them understand that cutting is a REAL illness ...ect?
litez

Raleigh, NC

#9 Feb 10, 2006
i agree to it is bad to do that one day i thought of doing that one day because i was very stresss sometimes people cut there self because there scared of life
rene

Atlanta, GA

#10 Feb 12, 2006
im not pround of myself for doing it! but i think amber is right if you want to get to attention go trip in a f-ing hole or something dont descrace the ones who cut becuase they really are in pain!!!!!!!!!
nick

Round Lake, IL

#11 Feb 19, 2006
no offense but if your going to cut sont brag about that just makes you look like a fool but neway yeah i cut but really its no big deal its real stupid i know but it makes me feel like im in control of my life or like i have control over somthing in my life but yeah its hard to stop
annonymous

Oakville, Canada

#12 Feb 22, 2006
i hate how people cut themeselves for attention it just pisses me off because when people that really do have a problem they arnt taken serouly like my best friend slit her wrists and nearly die and then something happend to me sum thing i wount say and i had stop cuttting and know when i can bare it any more i cut and it makes me feek better then i was anyways
bekah berlyn

Oconomowoc, WI

#13 Feb 23, 2006
i know that i have done it...but its not the answer when all of us teens are mad or upset
we all need to learn how to get allong with our problems
because we are gonna have them our whole entire lives!!!
ashley

Pilot Mountain, NC

#14 Feb 23, 2006
ithink that cutting is a real problem and people who do it j/ for the attention are really retarded there are people out their who really do that not for attetion but because they have alot of bs goin on at the time and it suck sometimes that it gets so bad that bad that people feel like they cant take it any more and have to cut or worse suicide
emily

Pilot Mountain, NC

#15 Feb 23, 2006
what are you talking about?! people who cut themselves do not do it because they just want attention...it's becasue they're in pain & hurting. & if they do thats just to get attention thats retarded, right ashley?? when i did it, i did it out of pain. but now i have some what quit. yeah, it feels good when your doing it because you feel in control & it feels good (or at least for me it did) but it's not good.
Lilly_Blossom

London, UK

#16 Feb 24, 2006
If You hurting yourself, you need help. This is not normal!

Maybe you dont have good friend talk to each other, maybe you feel lonely, o just different person... But if you want feel pain in your body, this is not good -

P.S. Guys, sorry for mistakes ;)
ZOEY

Manteca, CA

#17 Feb 25, 2006
WELL I THINK THAT IF YOU WANT TO TEACH YOUR DAUGHTERS TO RESPECT OTHERS AND THERE DIEASES THEN I THINK THAT YOU SHOULD EXPLAIN TO THEM THE RISK OF CUTTING THEMSELVES AND WHAT PEOPLE MIGHT THINK ABOUT THEM IF THE DO DO IT.. AND THAT ITS JUST NOT THE RIGHT THING TO DO AND THAT IF THEY EVER FEEL LIKE THEY ARE GOING TO DO THAT TO COME AND TALK TO YOU AND TELL THEM THAT YOU WILL BE THERE TO LISTEN AND NOT TO JUDGE THEM
ZOEY

Manteca, CA

#18 Feb 25, 2006
THE ONE I JUST POSTED IS FOR SCARED MOMMY
anonymous

Brooklyn, NY

#19 Feb 26, 2006
scared mommy wrote:
My 11 yr old daughter came home from school today.....some kids from her school are cutting not only themselves but they tried to cut her as well....this was very scary to me...since my husband and i are both bi polar and already dealing with trying to teach her and her sisters at such a young age...to be sensitive to others with mood disorders. Any suggestions out there on how i can help them understand that cutting is a REAL illness ...ect?
im the mother of a 16 yr. old that suffers from clinical depression and add we found out 2 years ago that she had been cutting herself for 2 years and we had no idea until she got to the point that she tried to kill herself cutting for was a kind of addiction < I still dont really understand it completely but i try>these kids that are doing it for fun and are trying to cut other kids dont really understand the seriousness of the problem and need to be made aware that this is really an addiction and its not something to make fun of have you tried talking to the counslors at school?
just someone to help

Valley Stream, NY

#20 Feb 26, 2006
if the kids at the school are cutting her you should contact the school and try and get someone to prevent it, you should also find out the names of the kids. my friend has been cutting herself for a while, and what i did was go to the guidence counselor at the school, which didn't work, we told her mom and it didn't work, but the one thing that did work was when we found what what were the reasons why she wanted to cut herself, and we changed, this helped alot. some situations are different, but this girl just wanted attention and it wasn't just an addiction, she wanted to be known to us as this so we gave her the attention she wanted and immediately there was a change in her behavior, and it was a change for the better

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