Cutting

Few things are more disturbing to a parent than discovering that their teenage son or daughter cutting. It is scary. Some teens use cutting as an external demonstration of inner pain that they have not learned to talk about. Understanding why teens injure themselves is about listening to what is going on in their heart.


Cutting pain

Chava was 15 when she pierced the flesh of her hands and arms with a sewing needle. “I was desperate to get my mind off all the sadness and confusion I was...

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The first week of October holds special meaning for me. Like most folks who’ve achieved recovery from an addiction, I mark my “sobriety date” — the...
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Since age ten Lori has cried for hours while resisting the urge to cut herself. Some days, long sleeves and pants covered the shame of her bleeding...
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If you are an emotionally sensitive person, how would friends and family describe you? Positive, compassionate, creative, empathetic and giving?...
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I have a friend at high school who told me that she’s started cutting herself. I don’t know why she’s doing it or how to help. What should I do?...