I have a very close friend who just found that thier child has been cutting himself on his arms. This child told the parent that it was he/she had no feelings about anything. I know that this parent has been very hard on this child, critical of the child, and constantly yelling at the child. Course, now that this had come out the parent has looked at the way the child has been treated and is trying very hard to correct that behavior.
My question: what are some of the causes of this, what are the outcomes of this, and what kind of treatment do children like this get? I hope my questions are too confusing. Thanks for any info.
p.s. no, it really isn't me, it's a close friend of mine.
Jun 12, '04
Cutting, scraping or even burning one's body, usually the arms, is brought on by the person's inability to express deep pain. A lot of the time he/she feels that nobody understands the pain they are feeling and resort to this kind of expression hoping someone will see it and catch on to how confused and depressed they are. It's also because one does certain things that they feel they should
feel bad about, but don't... so they let the pain they should be feeling out.... a different way.
It will pass but how long is a different story. The scars will always be there.
Last edit by z's playa on Jun 12, '04