Our expert says:
NO, there's no safe or convenient place to cut --- if you cut your feet, they'd be likely to get infected, and your limping would be highly noticeable. Speak urgently to your shrink and work with her on finding alternative ways to deal with these urges, which can fade with time.
Some people I['ve worked with have found they can use safer substitutes for cutting. Like plunging a hand into ice-cold water, or wearing a thick rubber band round your wrist, which you Snap for a short sharp brief pain ; or even making bright red slashing marks across your arm with a felt-tip pen ( first making sure it is he washable, not the permanent sort ! ) These substitute methods for the visual stimulus, or the sudden sensation component, often just as successful, but withoutmleaving marks or doing actual harm
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