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21 October 2009

Cutting: a cry for help

For parents, discovering that a child has been ensnared by drugs or sexually abused is the stuff of nightmares.

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For parents, discovering that a child has been ensnared by drugs or sexually abused is the stuff of nightmares.

Under pressure from the current economic climate, this family had to make some tough decisions. When their teenaged daughter began to cut herself, they thought she was battling to adjust to their circumstances. But they had no idea just how deep these cuts ran. Read this father’s story, as he uncovers the source of his daughter's unhappiness, and tries to find her the help she needs.

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