Catherine - posted on 09/21/2009 ( 18 moms have responded )
Recently, I had discovered that my teenage daughter was cutting herself. I noticed one day while speaking with her that there were scratches on her arm. At first I thought, maybe she scratched herself on a tree branch or something. But when I raised her sleeve, there were more. Immediately, I sought help from a therapist (who was fired) she disregarded us for an appointment that she was late for. Anyway, my daughter stopped after we had several discussions. There was never a clear reason as to why she started this but a medical reason was that she created an outlet for herself when she gets frustrated. It is her way of dealing with the matter. An unhealthy way but her outlet. Well, she has started back again and now I am frustrated because she can graduate to more severe cutting. What can I do?