I don't usually comment when people argue but everyone calling the artist an attention whore is a bit over the top, based on the title and the photo, this is not about attention. The insults on here are uncalled for. For those of you who say "Get help" and don't post these kinds of things, I would like to inform you that I HAVE had these problems and HAVE gotten help, my councilor always told me to use my art as a release of my emotions instead of cutting and it helped. Art is an excellent coping mechanism and posting my poems on this site had gotten me much needed support that I was not getting when I needed it. The support people give is inspiring and it's meant to help the person who needs to convey their emotions, it is not meant just for attention, it is to help release the negativity and to move past the issue causing the negative emotions. I believe that the people willing to post these kinds of pictures are doing something good because instead of hurting themselves, they are turning the negativity in their lives into something beautiful and raising awareness about a growing issue. Also, saying that someone is privileged just because they have internet does not mean they do not have some bad things going on in their lives. I don't understand what the point is in saying that you have no problems because you have internet then comparing suicide to Africa. There are suicides all over the world, there is death all over the world. Suicides are not usually covered in the news when there are more pressing problems such as starvation, tyranny, war, etc.
Also, this is a beautiful work of art, keep up the good work.
They don't mean it in a literal sense. It's a way of expressing emotion, or something they wish to release in their artwork. They're not begging for compliments. It's called photo manipulation for a reason. How DARE you criticize a person's creation? Imagine this: How would your mother feel if people criticized you? Put that in your mind before you call someone 'emo' or an attention whore.
Sorry if I got on you too much... I've actually cut myself before, and I don't like it when people say lowly comments about people who draw or do that kind of thing... it's a deep emotional thing that most don't understand, and it pisses me off that so many people think of us as attention whores, but we really don't have emotional support...
Just promise me you won't do it again