Do you suspect a teen you care about is engaging in self-harm or cutting? Some teens turn to self-harm to cope with these complicated emotions. Teens engage in self-harm to relieve feelings of stress, anxiety, or emotional pain.
Cutting — using a sharp object like a razorblade, knife, or scissors to make marks, cuts, or scratches on one's own body — is a form of self-injury. Cutting affects many teens and preteens — even beyond those who self-injure. Parents can help teens who cut — and the earlier, the.
People who cut often start cutting in their young teens. Some The help of a mental health professional might be needed for major life troubles or overwhelming.