I am honored that SCARS was quoted in an article on self-harm in Psychology Today

I am honored that SCARS was quoted at the end of article “The Secret World of Self-Injury” by Kristen Fuller, M.D., in Psychology Today.

The article has many good tips for parents, including educating themselves, and that is where some of the most common underlying reasons for self-harm are including trauma and neglect.

I wish it’d also mentioned that trauma & abuse is one of the biggest root causes, as well as other reasons for self-harm: stopping emotional pain; shutting down trauma/abuse memories; silencing oneself; punishing oneself; and to keep from killing oneself. But it is a great piece!

It covers so much for a mainstream article, and I am really impressed by the info, care, & thought that the author Kristen Fuller put into the article. Thank you Kristen and Psychology Today!

About Cheryl Rainfield

I write the books I needed and couldn't find as a teen. I write teen fiction--paranormal fantasy and gritty realistic fiction. I'm the author of SCARS (WestSide Books, 2010) #1 ALA QuickPicks, and Governor General Literary Award Finalist, HUNTED (WestSide Books, Oct 2011), STAINED (Harcourt, 2013), The Last Dragon (HIP Books, Sept 2009), and Walking Both Sides (HIP Books, 2011). I also enjoy drawing, surfing the web, connecting with people I like, doing crafts, and being with my dog.
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