Citation from our textbook: “Many “cutters”-as I would soon find out Amber was-have a history of trauma. When they mutilate themselves, they can induce a dissociative state, similar to the adaptive response they’d had during the original trauma. Cutting can be soothing to them because it provides and escape from anxiety, caused by revisiting traumatic memories or just the challenges of everyday life.”
What is the relationship between cutting and juvenile delinquency? After you answer the question, tell me about a celebrity or someone significant in your life who has dealt with cutting.