Bright Red Scream: Self-Mutilation and the Language of Pain
Self-mutilation is a behavior so shocking that it is almost never discussed. Yet estimates are that upwards of eight million Americans are chronic self-injurers. Mistakenly viewed as suicide attempts or senseless masochism -- yen by many health professionals -"cutting" is actually a complex means of coping with emotional pain. This book is a ground-breaking, essential resource for victims of self-mutilation, their families, teachers, doctors, and therapists.