What Every Parent Of Girls Needs To Know: Teenage Girls & Self-Harm

When you were a teenager, cutting probably meant that you were ditching school. But for some teens today, cutting means they are intentionally hurting themselves. According to the National Institutes of Health, 19% of 9th grade girls who participated in a study said they inflicted nonsuicidal injury to themselves. Think about that for a second. That's almost one in every five girls at the tender ages of 14-15 years old. Here's what you need to know if you are concerned about your teenager self-harming.