if anyone can give me any info. at all to help me understand why kids cut/hurt themselves, I would appreciate it. I don't understand why they do it, I don't know how to help,especially since it seems like she doesn't want help at all, she acts like she doesn't care that she's doing it, but aplogizes and seems sad after she does it. Been doing therapy and meds for about 5mths and I don't see how it's helped any at all. She gets mad when I try talking to her, she gets mad when I don't, she's the oldest out of 4 (youngest are 2 and 1) with my hubby deployed, so she feels like I don't have the time to bother with her. She's always saying how life sucks, nobody cares or loves her, she just acts like she doesn't want to BE happy. She dwells on the sadness, doesn't attempt to distract herself from it. I need advice on what to do, I'm at a loss, constantly crying and worrying, I don't know HOW to help herAnswer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 8:25 AM on May. 19, 2009 in Teens (13-17)
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It sounds like she needs to change therapists, you could try talking to hers or calling the office and telling her that you don't doubt her ability but she is just not "clicking" with your daughter. There are great therapists who just are not effective with some patients and she should understand. I googled "teen mental health + cutting" to get information for an internship before you can get a lot of good information through the national mental health association ( i think that's what it was) or through the american association of pediatrics. And as hard as it is when it is your child remember that cutting especially when it is not deep is usually not a suicidal symptom, but a coping mechanism to deal with emotional pain.
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