By Trace Embry
According to Selfgrowth.com, millions of teens and adults cut themselves every day!
I recently wrote more thoroughly on the topic of the cutting epidemic. I will have links at the end of this post so you may have access to resources on the subject of Self Injurious Behavior (SIB).
The cutting epidemic has effected families all across America. In fact, it is highly possible that your family has been impacted by this phenomenon.
One Contributing Factor to the Problem
Who would have believed, just a generation ago, that today’s teenagers would be cutting themselves just to feel better?
I have spoke extensively on the spiritual aspect to this addiction; however, there is another point of view that must be considered.
Self Injurious Behavior, or cutting, is only about a 14-15 year old phenomenon. Let me ask this. Do you know what else is about 14-15 years old?
Kids who cut on themselves are most often those who have been exposed to, and engaged in, so much sinful activity without intervention or consequence. One contributing factor to this exposure is the ease of access to all kinds of vices via the Internet.
Does Your Family Need Help?
If cutting is an issue with your child, seek help from your church. In addition, below are some quick resources for you to further your understanding of cutting:
- Read further on SIB or cutting and learn of the spiritual aspect to this addiction,
- Some additional articles: A Brief Understanding of Cutting and A Deeper Understanding of Cutting
- If your teen is struggling with Self Injurious Behavior, the Shepherds Hill Family Coaching service can provide you with guidance and can set your family up with some goals to implement within your home.
- Shepherds Hill Academy has served families from all across America with teens struggling with Self Injurious Behavior. Our boarding school has found great success in providing the proper care needed. If residential care is something your family is considering you can speak to our Admissions Team.