I don't know if any of you read this, but recently, in Love It! magazine, there was an article about kids who cut themselves to be cool and to fit in. One girl who was interviewed for it said she started cutting herself because a boy in her class at school did it and she wanted him to like her. What does anyone think about this? Personally, I think it's disgusting and wrong that kids of today are doing this not because they are in emotional distress, but because they want to be "cool" and "emo". As Jas said, it makes it worse for people who do it out of emotional pain, because nobody takes us seriously. I myself have been asked on several occasions (and I've been doing it since I was twelve) if I do it for attention. Why would I do it for attention, has been my reply. But now, it seems, kids are doing it because "emo" (which stands for emotional) has seemingly glamourised depression, as has celebrity culture today. I don't think it's fair to blame celebrities, or depressing music, but it's fair to say that it has certainly had a helping hand in this, for example, ten years or so ago, it was a taboo subject. Now pictures of Amy Winehouse, and Lindsay Lohan have surfaced with seemingly self inflicted wounds on themselves. Ten, or twenty years ago, piercings and tattoos were the in thing. But sadly, now, it seems self harm is "in". More and more kids today are cutting themselves, and this article has made it clear that while most of us do it as a way to cope with pain, some people are just doing it to "fit in", etc etc etc. Any views on this..??