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Self Harm in Adolescents: My teen cuts on her wrists – now what?

Self Harm in Adolescents: My teen cuts on her wrists – now what?

QUESTION FROM A READER: I noticed that my daughter, who is 14 years old, always wants to wear long sleeve shirts and wants to cover her wrists. The other day, I saw scars on both of her wrists and inner thighs. She talks about how other girls in school cut on themselves when they are upset, and I think she is cutting on her wrists and thighs but doesn’t want us to find out. What should we do? How can we help her? ANSWER: It sounds as if you are in tune with your adolescent and are a proactive...

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