Thank you for responding. I know that they are unsure about their gender identity they have spoken to me about that but they have insisted the self harming is not about that. I cannot help but wonder if it is to do with that. They have 3 brothers and are not ready to share their feelings ref gender with them or anyone in the family outside of my husband and myself. I have told them that their dad and I support them whatever they want and asked what we can do to help. I want to help but don’t want to force them into anything that they don’t want. I am disabled with a degenerative spinal condition and I also suffer from depression. I have medication to control that. I have a very supportive husband but we are at a loss how to help when all offers are refused. I feel like all I can do is make sure they know we are here and willing to listen. I wonder if I should persuade them to see a Dr but don’t want to make the situation even worse.
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My teenage child 15 is self harming. I tried to talk to them about it. They say they don’t know why they are doing it. They say they are not stressed or unhappy and do not want to see a GP or counsellor. When I try to talk further they shut down completely. Any advice?
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