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Thanks for your reply. you are right I have not told her I read it.There are some assumptions I would clarify. The cutting started before the possible miscarriage. which was dated sept 7. the cutting started when she started dating her boyfriend and they would fight and also her father and her butt heads alot,normal stuff he wants her to stay young and she wants to grow up, Dad can be very black and white which makes it hard for them to not fight. I have talked about the doctor being a resource for information on sex but she refuses as she insists she isnt going to have sex anytime soon. She has said she has stopped cutting herself but the diary says she has started doing it again. I am also concerned because her boyfriend broke up with her this morning and obviously her coping skills are not what they should be. I guess what I really want is to know how to get her to talk to someone.I talked about guidance counselors,
her aunt or my 16 yr old niece mostly when I knew she seemed depressed and I didnt feel she was talking to me. With the cutting though and because she came and told me about it I was hoping we had hit a cross roads and when things were over whelming she would confide in me and I could help her through(with professional help) now I dont know.Obviously she needs to speak to someone how do I get her to realize it better then harming herself?and actually necessary.