Occupation/education-Pathology grad student and professional cadaver disarticulator. BS degree in psychology. AA in mortuary science. Currently licensed, non-practicing mortician.
History-Started cutting at 11 years of age. "Clean" for 7 years with no relapse in sight.
Stopped when I wrote a cathartic research paper on SI in undergrad that made my realize why I did what I did and that it didn't solve anything. I previously had been in and out of hospitals and saw numerous therapists. None of it helped. I was the only one who could stop myself.
My philosophy is that there is nothing wrong with the act of cutting in and of itself. It only becomes problematic when it is done in conjunction with negative emotions.
You know what they are.
I don't know if I can help, but I'm here.