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found out my loving daughter is a cutter and dont know what to do
cateyes1217 posted:
I have a 15 yr old daughter which most of the time seems happy but i found out today by her that she is a cutter. i am at lost at what to do. i told her i loved her and that im here for her and will get her help. but at ethe same time i feel like i did more damage. im at a loss.
Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff responded:
Dear Cateyes1217

I am so sorry to hear about you and your daughter, hopefully you both can begin therapy very soon. Glad you reached out for support.

To understand a little more about what your daughter is going through, I want to pass along this link, Need Advice To Help Daughter , from our Self Harm Community. It is posted by a parent with a similar situation. The responding member gives great information from a cutters/self harm point of view.

Cutting/self harm is difficult to understand, it is a way to deal with emotional pain. You both have a long road ahead, just take things one hour and one day at a time.

Sending caring thoughts your way, please keep us posted,
Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff replied to Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff's response:
Note: I hid a response from a member that confused you with a different member. If you saw the post please understand the response was for someone else.

Take care,

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