I went to thiNG demo thing today and the hostess' son had cuts all up his arms. I didn't ask but assumed... then the hostess later spewed her gutts .....She told me he cuts himself as a bit of a release; as a bit of an adreneline boost.
He seems to be a bit of a scene (apparently a happier version of an emo....??) kid so with the little bit I have had to do with him my gutt tells me it's more of a keeping up with the crew thing than a sincere act of desperation.
I have absolutely no experience with the whole cutting thing, his Mum is SO worried (understandably) and I really want to be able to say to her I really think this just a fad, a horrible, potentially dangerous one but it's more about doing what everyone else is doing.....
ANY advice from anyone who has been there or known someone who has ould be greatly appreciated