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Why Do Teens Cut Themselves? | Part 2

In an earlier video, Dr. Sarah Garwood discussed why teens cut themselves and how parents can recognize the warning signs. In this follow-up video, Dr. Garwood speaks directly to kids and teens about how to get help if you or someone you know is cutting or hurting themselves. She also provides tactics for teens that can help prevent self-harm, as well as more advice for parents.

For more information and help call:
1-800-273-TALK
1-800-334-HELP
1-800-DONT-CUT
These phone apps can also be helpful:
Calm Harm, My Shiny Thing, Self-Heal

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