advertisement
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.

0

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.

More info:
The rise and rise of self-mutilation
Tips to prevent drug addiction
Signs of sexual abuse
Read about teens out of control on Parent24

 
NEXT ON HEALTH24X

More:

ChildMind
advertisement

Read Health24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Live healthier

Wasting water? »

South Africa is facing a water crisis Water saving tips Water quality report shocks

SEE: How much water do you use per day?

With level 4 water restrictions in Cape Town, residents are urged to use a maximum of 100 litres per person per day. Here’s how quickly it adds up.

Life saving tip! »

SEE: 10 things to keep in your first aid kit 10 first aid myths

Here's why you need a first aid kit in the car

Emergency services are often spread thin, especially when storms and major disasters strike. When travelling on the road, having a well-stocked first aid kit could be a lifesaver.