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  • Cutting for Teens


    It can be hard to understand, but people who cut themselves sometimes do it because it actually makes them feel better. They are overflowing with emotions - like sadness, depression, or anger - that they have trouble expressing.

  • Cutting for Parents


    Cutting isn't new, but this form of self-injury has been in the spotlight more in recent years. Learn more about it and ways to help a teen who cuts.

  • How Can I Stop Cutting? for Teens


    If you've been cutting and you want to stop, here are some approaches that might help you.

  • Cutting Special Needs Factsheet for Educators


    What teachers should know about cutting and how to help a student who cuts.

  • How Can I Help a Friend Who Cuts? for Teens


    Some people cope by cutting themselves. This article helps friends understand why people cut and gives some tips on what you can to help your friend — and yourself.

  • First Aid: Cuts for Parents


    Most cuts can be safely treated at home. But deeper cuts - or any wounds that won't stop bleeding - need emergency medical treatment.

  • Teens Talk About Cutting for Teens


    We get lots of comments about our cutting articles. Because many of our readers' suggestions and comments are so helpful, we decided to put a few on our site.

  • I Started Cutting Again. How Can I Stop? for Teens


    Find out what the experts have to say.

  • Helping Teens Who Cut for Parents


    Cutting isn't new, but this form of self-injury has been in the spotlight more in recent years. Learn more how to help a teen who cuts.

  • Do People Who Self-Injure Have to Be Hospitalized? for Teens


    Find out what the experts have to say.