self-harming behaviors to ease their mental anguish. Sadly, this cry for help is a way to deal with the emotional pain they often hide.Karen was 11 years old when she first started harming herself, and her parents didn’t even know until the problem was out of hand.
They thought it was odd that she was always wearing hoodies and wrapped in blankets. When the season changed from winter to spring, she still dressed for the cold weather.Her mother found the cuts one day when she asked her to change her shirt to short-sleeves.
It didn’t make sense why she would want to wear long sleeves when it was 80 degrees outside. Her family soon learned that she was covering up the deep wounds she inflicted on her small arms..Read more on powerofpositivity.com