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Teens, Cutting, and Self-Injury

IMPORTANT: Seek Help Immediately for Self-Injury

If you have urges to self-injure, or have already done so, confide in someone who can help you find a better way to cope with bad feelings. That might be a parent, an older sibling, a minister, a rabbi, a guidance counselor, health care practitioner, psychologist, social worker, or another trusted grown-up.

Do the same if you know of someone who inflicts physical harm on his or her body. Self-injury deserves immediate attention.

WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Roy Benaroch, MD on February 02, 2012
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