“Is it weird that I cut myself on purpose?”
A 14-year-old girl from a local middle school asked me this question at work last week. In my years as a Teen Xpress counselor, I have been asked about self-injurious behaviors many times.
“What is it about?”
“Isn’t it just a way to get attention?”
“Why would someone do that?”
“Are they trying to kill themselves?”
It’s not only teens that ask about self-injury. I’ve …