“It’s like having a drink. But it’s quicker. You know how your brain shuts down from pain? The pain would be so bad, it would force my body to slow down, and I wouldn’t be as anxious. It made me calm.”
That is a quote by Christina Ricci from a 1998 Rolling Stone interview.
Studies typically find that about 6-8 percent of adolescents and young adults report current, chronic self-injury. Most self-injure for emotional regulation.
Continued: Mental Health and Creative People: Self-Injury