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Unread 07-18-2006, 08:55 AM   #1
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Does anyone know of a website for myself, whereby I can join a support group for mothers / fathers of teenage children who engage in self mutilation. <font color="blue"> </font>
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NAMI. If you are in the USA NAMI has many branches scattered through out the USA and most citys now have a branch. they have support and therapy groups running on all kinds of topics you can get more information and find out where your local NAMI chapter is by visiting their website - http://www.nami.org/

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Sometimes we have mothers come here and ask questions, and I think you will find us supportive and helpful. You're welcome right here.

I have heard that the Bodies Under Seige (BUS) support group encourages family members to participate, so you might try there also. http://www.palace.net/~llama/psych/busfaq.html I haven't been in that group, but I've looked over the http://www.palace.net/~llama/psych/injury.html self injury website from which that is linked, and there are lots of good resources there for self injurers and loved ones. There are also chat rooms, both for self injurers and for non self-injurers http://buslist.org/nonchat.html (I think that link will go straight to the non-self-injurers chat room).

Another website I like is by a friend of mine: http://www.freewebs.com/thecocoon_si...rlovedones.htm

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sorry, I haven't heard/seen any other than the ones already listed here. How long have you known about your daughter engaging in SM? I can only speak for myself, but please don't hesitate to ask any and all questions you have regarding it. Although it's different for everyone, maybe someone here will be able to help with specific questions you may have. I think it's awesome that you're taking these steps to help yourself and your daughter.
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