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My teen is self-harming/cutting

Mental Health | Last Active: Oct 16, 2012 | Replies (8)

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@nerak

Many years ago I used to be a cutter. I can’t say what your daughter is going through, but I can tell you from my experience, it was a way to control my out of control anxiety. The cutting is a symptom of Whatever illness is plaguing her. I didn’t try to hide mine either because even though I wouldn’t have admitted it at the time I was terrified and screaming for help. Maybe the therapist she saw wasn’t the right one for her. Try someone else and get a recommendation from a pediatrician as to who is good with teens. Or maybe she would do better with a group therapy where she can talk to other teens instead of one on one with an adult which can be intimidating. Don’t give up! Good luck!

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I’m 51 & I self injure. I’m told it’s bc of personality disorder. Also have much anxiety, depression & I’m bipolar. I don’t hide my cuts either anymore. I do see a counselor & a psychiatrist. Am on a lot of meds which seem to help me control my impulses. Good luck!

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