Everyone reacts differently...
I don't understand how people in the same field of work can react so polar opposite to something that many people suffer from. I've had doctors, paramedics and shrinks all tell me to 'stop cutting' and that its 'just a phase'. But telling me to stop cutting doesn't fucking help, believe me I've tried. Do you think I want my body to be covered in scars for the rest of my life? It's an addiction. It helps me get through the day, if I didn't cut then I don't think I would be here today. ...But I've also had nurses that have been there to clean my cuts when I took it too far, to support me, to hug me until every last tear has left my body. Be wise with where and who you seek medical attention from as not everyone accepts the mental health stigma.