When Children and Teens Self-Harm
If the child you love is hurting so badly they're harming themselves, you probably feel the pain, too. Just because a child or adolescent starts engaging in self-harm, it does not automatically mean that they are having thoughts of suicide or hoping to die. However, newer studies show that when NSSI goes on for long periods, kids and teens face higher risks for suicidal thinking and actions. So parents and caregivers should take immediate steps when they believe their children are self-harming. Learn more here.