What It’s Like to Be a Cutter in Prison
This isn’t a place that provides treatment, help, or even empathy to those who suffer from stress, depression, and mental illness.
The Challenges of Blocking Self-Harm Imagery on Social Media
A new study examines the roles social platforms like Twitter, Tumblr, and Instagram can, or should, play in stopping the spread of graphic self-harm imagery.
How Culture Affects Our Self-Destructive Behavior
A new book argues that you can't throw people pulling their hair out and people cutting themselves into the same category.
What Makes People Cut Themselves?
I tried to get to the bottom of my impulse to self-injure.
Why Are British Teenagers Cutting Themselves?
Every report says the number of teenagers who are self-harming is on the rise, but are we really seeing a new epidemic or is it simply being better recognized?
We Asked an Expert What Would Happen if Russia Cut the Pipeline to the Internet
An expert in mass communication and author of the book 'The Undersea Network' explains why we shouldn't be too worried about Russia cutting our internet cables.
Snapshots of an Intricate Papercut Dream World
Crystal Wagner's cut-and-pasted paper shadowboxes are a treat for the eyes.
Cutting Competitions: A Century Long Texas Tradition
Unlike many rodeo events, cutting, which entails separating a cow from the heard, is actually practiced every day on ranches.
How Tattoos Can Ease the Emotional Pain of Self-Harm Scars
Instead of covering scars up with long sleeves, some choose to reclaim their scars or repurpose them into tattoos.
Searching for Reasons Why I Self-Harmed for Seven Years, and for Why I Stopped
From an outsider's perspective, it's hard to wrap your head around why, when humans instinctively avoid pain, someone would actively and regularly seek it out. But I did.
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On The Line: Claire Ward Discusses Female Circumcision
Claire Ward joins On The Line to discuss her documentary “Reversing Female Circumcision: The Cut That Heals.”
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Performing Surgery to Reverse FGM (Excerpt from ‘The Cut That Heals’)
In this excerpt, VICE News shows a little-known surgery that reverses the damage from FGM, by reopening the genitalia that had previously been sewn shut.