My adopted 11 year old self harming!! How would you like moms to respond? I'm looking for: Support

Georgie - posted on 11/24/2013 ( 6 moms have responded )

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She's been through a lot bless her. She has bad anxiety and sometime misses lessons at school due to wellness she also has frequent panic attacks and i'm getting very worried!
She's also been diagnosed with number dyslexia and she's just moved into year 7. She misses her mum badly and struggles to settle in. This may be a problem due to fact she doesn't cope very well and has been to diffrent primary schools!
Please help
Love
A lovin Mama

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Anna - posted on 11/25/2013

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How does she self-harm? Does she cut herself?

This could be due to borderline. If so, the self-harm helps her to alleviate emotional pain. It could also be due to attention seeking.

You can give her a set of steri-strips and a few good razor blades. Razor blade wounds heal a lot better than if she was taking just any sharp object. They cut, rather than tear.

Alternatively, some borderliners have found that chili does help - the pain is real, but there is no damage. Perhaps this would be enough for her.

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Georgie - posted on 12/23/2013

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Well her therapist is at school so we cant really.
Her self harm has worsen and shes been hearing voices telling her that there gonna kill her family if she doesnt do what they say they will kill her, they tell her bad stuff and tell her thats shes a bad person now she cuts like till her scars are open she know first aid thank god

Georgie - posted on 12/23/2013

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This is something she wrote
Sometimes I don't see away out. Like I'm in a dark tunnel and will never be ok. Soemtimes I think my life would be better if i was just dead. But I'm coping i guess relying on self harm. ! My thoughts are so muddled its like there flying around and around my head. Banging around my head. It almost hurts. I also wanted to talk to you because I sometimes have bad voices in my head and I don't know whats happening and if they're real or not. I pell myself out of bed. I just wanna lye in bed and never come out. My thoughts get all muddled I cant really speak I try to tell people try to communicate but I cant.
Sometimes my voices are kind and stuff and tell me good things like I am good and nice things. But most of the time they say bad thoings are gonna happen

Georgie - posted on 11/25/2013

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Yes however she is getting better but she seems to be deppressed and sulky these days not her true self

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