Depressed and Cutting: Why Did I Self Injure?

Depression and self-injury. I have experience with both. Since the age of 15, I have been cutting myself as a way of dealing with my troubling emotions.

I know, for some of you, this is shocking and perplexing. “Why in the world would anyone want to harm themselves?!”

That’s what I’m addressing in this video. Why I self-harm, engage in self-injury.

If you self-harm, I hope you’ll bring some insight into this difficult to understand way of coping. Comment below and share why you self-injure. What does it do for you? And how does it relate to your depression?

And, if you would like to do a response video, please send it to: info@ I’m looking forward to your responses. Veronica
Veronica posts a new depression video every Tuesday morning on the HealthyPlace YouTube channel. Depression is a lonely and isolating mental illness. You can help spread awareness and understanding by sharing this video or playlist. And if you find the video helpful, I hope you'll give it a thumbs up.

I'm Veronica. This is My Life with Depression playlist:

Relationship Between Self-Injury and Depression |
Self-Harm and the Unexpected Attack of Depression |
The Effects of Self-Harm |
Self-Injury Cutting: Cutting Yourself to Relieve Emotional Pain |