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  • Writer's pictureStacey Ulry

Teens & Self-Harm: What Signs to Look For?

Throughout my teaching career and now in my role of mental health counselor, I often encounter non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) with my students and clients. I’ve worked with cutters, burners, carvers, pickers, and a whole host of other forms of NSSI.

NSSI is a form of coping with what is going on around or within them, and self-harm makes them feel better when under extreme distress. It may feel like the ONLY thing they have control over, their one outlet to express emotions that need letting out.