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How do i support my teenager who is self-harming?

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  • firstly - whatever you do; make sure they know you are walking this with them, without any judgement. As a parent, it is incredibly hard to know our children are doing this to themselves, but this is about putting aside how you are feeling in order to help them . Find yourself a counsellor or go to your GP - you will find it helps your teenager, if you feel more in control too.
    Find ways of spending time together that is relaxed and non threatening; keep communication open and calm (hard i know!); find a way of making sure they aren't alone for too long ; talk to school; talk as a family about feelings and emotions.