Why do People Self Mutilate?

People injure themselves for a plethora of reasons. Often the most common reason is to seek attention. To people who self mutilate, nothing gets attention and sympathy better than hurting themselves. Sometimes people who are depressed or filled with anxiety hurt themselves to make the internal pain visible on the outside as a cry for help. If someone you know is damaging themselves on purpose, seek help immediately from a professional at a suicide prevention center or a psychiatric help center.