Cutting, Self Harm, and Your Child:

Having a child who is Cutting or doing Self-harm is confusing and scary.  Family members and friends may not know what to do, who to call, or how to get help to avoid the issue from becoming more serious.


Cutting or self-harm is a major concern and if not dealt with properly can lead to further harm and even, in some instances, serious injury or even death.


Cutting or self-harm may provide a teen with a short lived sense of calm or release, then is followed by guilt or shame and brings amplified feelings of painful emotions. This creates a cycle where self-injury can increase over time.


In many cases cutting accompanies a series of other behavioral issues for girls, including, but not limited to: depression, eating disorders, and in some cases borderline personality disorder. The importance of how to properly treat a serious issue like is often overlooked by parents and friends.


If you are seeking help with a loved one suffering from Cutting or Self-harm ask yourself:


  • Do they spend a lot of time alone?
  • Are they always dressed in pants or long sleeve even in warmer weather?
  • When asked about cuts or wounds does they always seem to blame accidents?
  • Is your whole family negatively effected by their moods or cutting/self-harm?
  • Most importantly, are they having relationship issues between their friends or immediate family?


If you answered yes to any of these questions please contact us either by filling out a contact form or by calling us directly at 800-264-8709.


The most effective way to help girls with self-harm issues is in a therapeutic all girls boarding school program like Asheville Academy.  We have helped many families in your situation. Help for your child is one call away.


See how we have helped families like yours, 800-264-8709

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