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Take down "10 Reasons to Stop Cutting"
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Take down "10 Reasons to Stop Cutting"

    1. Jacki Agusta
    2. Petition by

      Jacki Agusta

      Holly Springs, NC

The video this user posted not only portrays a completely inaccurate view of something plaguing people today--self-harm--but it also erases all the strides people in the mental health community have made to try to make people understand what makes a person want to hurt him or herself. Uploaded on National Self-Harm Awareness day nonetheless, this video is the most blatantly abhorrent, detestable, and sickening clip I have seen all year. Self-harm is an extremely stereotyped behavior used as a coping mechanism. It definitely is not the right answer, but it's one chosen by millions of people--millions of people who deserve to be heard, not made a mockery of.

"10 Reasons to Stop Cutting" only enhances the stereotypes held against those who self-harm, and it needs to stop. It's misinforming thousands of people with every click, and enraging many more. We urge you to take it down and strongly consider the idea of researching something you don't know about before posting a hateful video about it, however inadvertently it might have been.

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    • michael selenis PLAINFIELD, IL
      • 6 months ago

      Honestly, making a joke out this is pathetic. Because i bet he knows people who self harm. My school didnt even have the heart to have a presentation about suicide during self harm awareness week. People dont "Want" to hear about this, but it needs to be said. People need to realize that cutters are regular people like you and I.They just need a hug. Go to my page, and support my petition for stronger suicide prevention programs

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    • michael selenis PLAINFIELD, IL
      • 6 months ago

      i am a former cutter, and just looking to help others

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    • Millie Wistow-Martin WOLLONGONG, AUSTRALIA
      • about 1 year ago

      This video is offensive to all self harmers. I personally know people who self harm, and this video is one of the many reasons they don't tell people how they feel. If you're going to be judged and told it's "just a phase" would you tell people how you feel? Also, so many people have committed suicide, but first self harmed. I doubt they would think that it's just "a phase". I just wish people like the guy who made the video would think before they do. Just once, think about your actions before you do them.

      And if you're going to give me hate about this, you need to know that he knew it would cause offence. You can't create something like this video and think that everyone is going to be all happy about it.

      I will be spreading the word of this disgusting video to everyone I know in order to get this taken down.

      Thank you.

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    • Danielle Prusaitis BREMERTON, WA
      • about 1 year ago

      I have struggled with self harm for 6 years. We need to spread AWARENESS not LIES.

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    • E O BRISTOL, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      Just seen it. How can people use this for comedy? As someone who has self-harmed and has many dear ones who do/did it's sick. Take it down.

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