A new study has found that YouTube videos depicting cutting and other forms of self-harm are disturbingly popular. But they may actually be helping sufferers, rather than encouraging their behavior.
Though it's estimated that 2 to 8 millions Americans self-injure, from cutting to the newly-reported practice of self-embedding, doctors still can't agree on whether self-injury itself is a disorder, or how to treat it.
Sometimes the New York Times is a little late to the party, so the "Growing Wave Of Teenage Self-Injury" story isn't really "news," per se, but yeah: Cutting is on the rise. Over the weekend I was on a college campus and saw a young lady in a tank top sitting outside of an ice cream parlor. Her hair was pinkish red,…