>>91724328>Thinking people cut themselves for suicide.
Blood-letting is a pretty fucking obscure way to attempt suicide. Renaissance artists loved drawing it because blood, but jumping and poisons (and later guns and vehicles) have always been the methods of choice. Teenagers cut themselves for the same reason teenagers do anything: because it's trendy. The emo scene popularized it fairly recently because, again, blood is pretty, but it's a wholly unnatural form of self-mutilation. It's not painful, it's not compulsive, it's not a display of hatred of self or body, it's just "what you do when you're super depressed" and so that's what gullible teenagers do when real self mutilation is more often done with fingernail, teeth, and, if you REALLY want to white things out with pain, fire.