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Children’s Well-Being & self harm

Below are the best resources we could find on Children’s Well-Being and self harm.

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What Not to Do If a Child Is Self Harming

This video provides advice and ideas for concerned parents, teachers or other adults who want to know what they should and should not say and do if a child or young person discloses that they have been self-harming.

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Depression and Your Child: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers

Seeing your child suffer in any way is a harrowing experience for any parent. Mental illness in children can be particularly draining due to the mystery surrounding it, and the issue of diagnosis at such a tender age.

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Cutting and Self-Harm Behaviors in Teens

These behaviors are more common than you might think with an estimated range of 6.4% to 30.8% of teens admitting to trying to harm themselves.

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Cutting and Self-Harm: Why Teens Cut in the Digital Age

Do you suspect a teen you care about is engaging in self-harm or cutting?

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Why Do Teens Cut Themselves? | Part 2

In an earlier video, Dr. Sarah Garwood discussed why teens cut themselves and how parents can recognize the warning signs. In this follow-up video, Dr. Garwood speaks directly to kids and teens about how to get help if you or someone you know is cutting or hurting themselves.

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Bleeding to Ease the Pain: Cutting, Self-Injury, and the Adolescent Search for Self

Cutting and other forms of self-injury are often cries for help, pleas for someone to notice that the pain is too much to bear. As Plante discusses here, the threat of suicide must always be carefully evaluated, although the majority of cutters are not in fact suicidal.

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Teens Talk About Cutting

We get lots of emails, especially about our articles on cutting. Sometimes people tell us about the feelings and emotions that surround cutting. Others share their ideas on how they stopped. We decided to put some of these suggestions and comments on our site.

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Self Harm: Why Do Teenagers Do It? - Newsnight

The number of teenagers self-harming - cutting or poisoning themselves - is increasing at a startling rate according to new figures prepared for the World Health Organisation. Tanya Byron is a clinical psychologist and author of the Skeleton Cupboard.

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When Your Child Is Cutting: A Parent’s Guide to Helping Children Overcome Self-Injury

This book offers you information and advice for dealing with a child who is hurting him or herself. Learn why self-injury happens, how to identify it, and how to address this sensitive topic with calm and confidence.

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Stopping the Pain: A Workbook for Teens Who Cut and Self Injure

If you’re cutting or hurting yourself you’re not alone. Thousands of teens across the country think that hurting themselves is the only way they can feel better, even though they continue to feel alone and out of control. There are a lot of reasons why teens hurt themselves.

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