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my daughter is self harming herself and i don't understant why
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Mental Health Professional: Norman M., Principal psychotherapist in private practice. Newspaper contributor, over 2000 satisfied clients on JA replied 8 years ago
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can youn tell me:

Is showing any other signs of unusual behavior?
How long has this been going on?
Has her weight been fluctuatiing?

Have there been any big changes recently either socially at home or at school?

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
she is changing and she is loosing lots of weight she has a boyfriend and seen she started to see him all this changes started to happen I know that they argue a lot and I keep asking her to leaving him.
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