San Jose, CA
A 16-year-old female asked:
Hi, im lily&lately ive been feeling down quite a lot, i find it hard to be happy and often pretend to be.i sometimes self harm and id like to why. ?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowleranswered
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Self- harm: There are many different reasons that people self-harm. If often occurs in the context of depression. Without knowing you, it would not be possible to specifically tell you why you engage in hurting yourself. Talk with your parents about seeing a psychologist who works with teens. It is important to explore this further & to get help.
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Last updated Oct 19, 2018
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