Youth need caring parents to coach them through the teen years. Be involved parents.
I’m washing dishes with my daughter, Emily, when I notice superficial cuts all down her arm. “Emily, what is this?!” I ask in an alarming tone. Maybe, I’m over-reacting, but I’m afraid this is a suicide attempt! Immediately, Emily pulls down her sleeve to hide her cuts. “It’s nothing, Mom. I just got scratched by a cat.”Continue reading “Non-Suicidal Self-Injurious Behavior”