Self-injury: Cutting, Self-Harm or Self-Mutilation

November 14, 2017By Wendy Walker, MS, LP

Self-injury, also known as cutting, self-harm, or self-mutilation, occurs when someone intentionally and repeatedly harms herself/himself in a way that is impulsive and not intended to be lethal. It can be frightening for a parent to discover that their son or daughter is engaging in this behavior. Self-harm is rarely a problem that occurs in … Read More