From Kara, Child's Age 11 - 09/25/05 - IP#:  Click here to reply  
As you may have read below, my son has a cutting problem. he is only 11. justin has the problem because he always says he has no feelings. he believes that having a bad feeling is better than none. he won't stop and his best friend is really scared.
Reply from Jason, Child's Age 18 - 11/30/05  - IP#:
Guys, don't stress too much...these posts are fake, the IP address is the same....sigh...I don't understand why people do stupid things like lie about such a serious problem...

Reply from Korey J, Child's Age 15 - 09/26/05  - IP#:
i am 15 and i would suggest that ur son look into a youth group like student venture or young life. Those groups would both help him, i hope u can find a local chapter. i was going through some rough times and they helped me greatly with my problems. The best of luck, Korey

Reply from olivia, Child's Age 9 - 09/26/05  - IP#:
Get him into a counselor who specializes in adolescent psychiatry. If he's cutting at 11, it's only going to get worse. Anti-depressants may be the way to go, or perhaps an inpatient or partial-hospitalization program (there during the day and home at night) is what he needs to realize he's not the only one with the problem. But please don't sweep this under the rug, you must act on this PRONTO!

Reply from Mallory, Child's Age 15 - 09/25/05  - IP#:
My eldest son, Daniel, was involved in self mutilation as well as a teenager. We just talked him through it and provided a counselor so he could learn to express his feelings in a more constructive manner. The main thing though is to just listen. I know its shocking to know that your child is intentionally hurting himself, but you just have to try and understand and be there for him. I hope all goes well.