I hate when people make self harm jokes. A girl made one in class when we were talking about bullying and I had to excuse myself so I didnt cry and when I came back she did the same thing with anorexia!
Though there are rare exceptions, the majority of people who self harm do not want attention. They are ashamed and terrified of self harming, but can not stop. Instead of judging, try reaching out to someone with a self harm addiction.
(i know i put a lot of suicide ideation on this board - it is not because i am suicidal. but the sentiment resonates with me nonetheless. and it's part of the spectrum of mental illness on which i reside.) <<< somehow this is really accurate