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News stories tagged with "self-injury"

Krista, with North Country Adolescent Outreach educator Adam Wheeler.
Krista, with North Country Adolescent Outreach educator Adam Wheeler.

Raise Your Voice: A Survivor of Cutting Speaks Out

Some 2 million Americans intentionally injure themselves to cope with emotionally overwhelming feelings or situations. It's often called self-injury, or self-mutilation, or just "cutting". Krista is 15. She started cutting several years ago. She went to the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center twice for her behavior. She now lives in a foster home in Potsdam. Krista has stopped cutting. But like many people with an addiction, recovery is a constant struggle. As a part of our series Raise Your Voice: Stories from North Country Teens, Krista prepared this audio diary. A warning: some listeners, especially young children, may find the subject matter in this story difficult to listen to.  Go to full article

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