Chantal - posted on 03/26/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )
As I write this, I am holding back tears.
I found out yesterday that my daughter is cutting herself. I don't know how long this has been going on but I am at a loss of how to help her. When I asked her about the cut marks on her wrists, she admitted to cutting herself, said she wasn't trying to kill herself - but also stated that she doesn't want to see a therapist. Her reasoning for it is that she "feels like she is a disappointment to us" resulting in the drop of her grades of late. I believe I am the cause for this because I may have pushed her too hard in her academics. She also stated she won't do it again but I am not so sure...I never in a million years thought she would ever intentionally hurt herself. Do I take her to an ER and make them admit her for psychiatric evaluation/observation? Should I make her see a therapist? Should I inform her school counselor and/or take her out of her honors courses in school? Where do I start? I need help to save my baby...