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May 6

I Can’t & Other Lies

Posted on Friday, May 6, 2011 in Uncategorized

Why do cutters cut?  There are many reasons.  Many cutters have a fear of stopping.  They feel incapable of dealing with deeper forms of pain without cutting.

Shana Schutte, writing for Focus On The Family, quoted her college roommate, “People who haven’t cut can’t understand how it can make you feel better… but it does. It’s like bursting a huge bubble,” she said. “You feel like you are going to explode and you don’t know what to do with the emotional pain. When you cut, there is a kind of release or freedom in it. Then, it’s like an emotional high. You release all this pain that’s been building and building. Like any addiction, it’s a coping mechanism.”

“I can’t help myself. I … “

I Can’t. You can’t yet.

I Can’t. You don’t know that.

I Can’t. You haven’t learned how yet.

I Can’t. You might be right, you can’t … alone.

If you have a family member, friend, a friend of a friend, or a friend of your child who cuts or self-injures and you want qualified, capable and helpful support their are some excellent therapists available in the Twin Cities.  I recommend you give them a call.

Therapists in the Twin Cities that specialize in self-injury include:

Connected Families, 952-448-3625

Family Innovations, 952-224-2282

Pathways Psychological Services, 763-525-8590

Link Therapy & Mediation, 763-250-5633


For fun has hundreds of readily available excuses for those of us who want to avoid taking charge and taking responsibility.

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