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Teen refuses help for self harm

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Monster366

Teen refuses help for self harm

What do you do when you have a teen who self harms, and has friends who also self harm. And they don't want help. Refuse help...
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Philippa-RO

Re: Teen refuses help for self harm

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@Monster366 welcome to the forums, we're so glad you're here.

That sounds like a really worrying situation for you as a parent, and very hard for your teenager as well. 

We have some good information on our website about self harm, talking about self-destructive behaviours and what to do when a young person doesn't want help that might be worth a read if that feels helpful.

Supporting a young person who self harms can be very stressful for parents - do you have support for yourself?

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Monster366

Re: Teen refuses help for self harm

Yes, I am taking care. Thank you. I will look into those articles.