I am very concerned about my 14 year old. She had been cutting in the past, but she stopped. She promised some people, including me, that she wouldn't do it. Anyway, the other night, I asked her to help clean the house. She got pissed and slammed her door...turned up the radio...then apparently cut herself. She ran out the front door after I took the door knob off her door, and took the stereo out of her room. She cut herself so bad, that she needed stitches. I understand that mental health is not something that you take lightly, however...once I got her to the hospital and her step father (who by the way had abandoned us 2 moths ago) came, she was in a good mood and told my friend that she was glad that him and I were in the room at the same time. Now all of this just seems like a cry for attention. I plan on taking her to a counselor next week to see if she needs institutionalized. I just don't understand the cutting thing though I am no stranger to addiction being a alcoholic in recovery...(gee think that might have something to do with it???) I am just wondering what if anyhing can I personally do to help her. Can someone please fill me in on the whole cutting thing? I need to know and understand so I can help her. Thanks in advance for any help that you can give.
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