New research shows that self-harming behavior may be on the rise among teens. Those who do it say it’s a way to deal with emotional pain.
The first time Ruth Carter remembers harming herself, she was 13 years old and helping make banners for her eighth grade graduation ceremony.
“We were putting it all together with hot glue,” said Carter, of Phoenix, Arizona, “and I purposely — quote ‘accidentally’ — used too much hot glue on one of the pieces, knowing that when I pushed down, hot glue would leak out the sides and I would burn myself.”
Excerpt from Shawn Radcliffe’s article in Healthline News. Read the rest of the article here.