Is Cutting Yourself Caused By Stress?

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Why Are You Hurting Yourself? “It Could Be the Stress Factor"

A recent Los Angeles Times expose revealed that a growing number of teens and young adults, some with no prior psychiatric history, are turning to self-inflicted injury as a means to cope with......stress.  They are not just cutting themselves, a behavior that has in the past been identified in the teen community, but also deliberately embedding needles, paper clips or staples into their skin.  They are also burning and biting their bodies.  An expert on self-injury from Cornell University...

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