Our expert says:
YOu know that you need to tell your psychologist about this, and to discuss it with her in detail. Its too easy to dismiss this self-cutting as "just a way to get rid of frustration. I investigated this surprisingly common problem years back, and wrote several major textbook chapters on it. And I emphasized, as you do, that it is usually not about suicide at all, but a maladaprtive response to some kids of stress. If your psychologist is wise and well trained, she will know ( and, after all, you will explain it to her ) that this is no suicidal behaviour, but about difficulties in dealing with certain frustrations. Its no a useful way to deal with these situations, because it does work well, it doesn't work for long, and it leaves unpleasant scars which later will be unpleasant reminders of how bad you once felt. Rather work with your psych to understand how to avoid the frustrations that have ben triggering this response, and alternative ways of handling frustration when it arises.
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