In the U.S., it’s estimated that one in every 200 girls between 13 and 19 years old cut themselves regularly.
Teen Self Harm
Injuring yourself on purpose by inflicting scratches or cuts on your body with a sharp object — enough to break the skin and make it bleed — is called cutting. Cutting is a type of Self-Injury, or SI. The majority of people who cut are female, but has been seen in males as well. Teens who cut usually start cutting at a young age such as thirteen or fourteen and some continue to cut into adulthood.
Signs of cutting can be found on their wrists, arms, legs, or bellies. Some people even self-injure by burning their skin with the end of a cigarette or lighted match. When cuts or burns heal, they often leave scars or marks. People who injure themselves usually hide the cuts and marks through long sleeved clothing.
Inspirations Mental Behavioral Disorder Treatment
Inspiration Teen Cutting/Self Injury treatment program is lead by a team of behavioral specialist that strive to help teens using therapy, education, and support to empower adolescents to identify healthier ways to cope with emotional distress.
Inspirations understands that people who cut or self-injure sometimes have other mental health problems that contribute to their emotional tension. Through our dual diagnosis treatment we address self harm and mental health problems such as depression, anxiety and bi-polar disorder.
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Source: Teen Help