Commonly recognized as a problem stemming from a psychological disorder, inflicting damage to oneself or in other words “self-injury” seems to have become more of a social trend than psychological issue considering the large population of people who use cutting as a form of expression and rebellion.
The act of “self-injuring” which emerged in the 90’s in rock and heavy metal bands was recognized as a way of expressing social identity and “disaffection from society”, as well as a way to support and identify with other members of such groups.
In today’s society, self-injury has made become a popular activity amongst teens across the nation. Furthermore, with the social stigma attached to “cutting” drastically decreasing since the 90’s, more and more teens are succumbing to self-injury for reasons varying from acute depression to simply wishing to display the infamous scar to attract attention.
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