Although the reasons that teenagers cut themselves are not really understood some people theorize that they do this as a type of coping mechanism. Some say it is to feel the pain on the outside instead of the inside. Others say it is to express anger toward themselves. What ever the reasons are for someone to do this they need help to discover more positive ways to cope with the stressful situations in life. If you or someone you know has this problem I encourage you to get help or to help whoever it is to get help.