Hi there I hope I am posting in the right place, my daughter self harmed for the first time a week before her birthday, and again less than a week ago, just as the first marks were starting to fade.
If the scale of the first incident shocked me, the second blew me away as this time she used a range of ways
I haven't seen for myself yet as she is living with her Dad, he wants her to move back to me having fought me for custody some time ago. I am of course desperate to have her back with me but also terrified that I don't have the answers and there are no guarantees against another incident. I have to try and find a school place mid year for her and we don't have any family nearby.
I tried to get a referral to CAMHS - the school nurse at her current school has got the ball rolling but as it was the last day before the Easter Break and her Dad wants her to move here (different county) this week I suspect I will have to start the process anew. Have spent the last few days fretting, researching schools, reading more about SH and trying to figure out how to best accommodate her in my small flat. Tomorrow I'm back to work early and can't make personal phone calls to action anything, which is frustrating to say the least.
So, that's me, I look forward to learning more and developing a sensible approach to dealing with this, staying calm and resisting the urge to daub vitamin E on her constantly...I'm so scared for her, how she feels now, the future and the negative judgements she'll have to deal with.
Slight edit regarding details of SH method - Gerard