What if it's Your Family?

    • What if it's Your Family?

      I have been fortunate in that I have never had to even think about this before now, but recently something happened that made a big impact on me.

      When I came home from school, my younger sister, aged eleven, showed me multiple scratches on her forearm saying she had no idea how they happened. I shrugged it off at the time, but later she told me that there were seventeen in all and she had done them on purpose. She has hinted that she might draw blood next time, telling me that she spent so much time helping younger pupils with their problems she had no one to talk to about hers, not specifying what these problems were. The situation really worries me.

      I ha heard that self harm can be addicting and I don't want this to happen to my sister. How can I ensure that this never happens again? Any advice is greatly appreciated.