***Trigger Warning*** Last night my friend's teenage au

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***Trigger Warning***

Last night my friend's teenage autistic daughter confided in me. She showed me her arm which was sliced all the way up. The cuts weren't deep and I think she doesn't even know why she does it. It's something she's done for a long time. Do any of you have any suggestions of how I can support her. Her mum does know about it, she's in counselling but her and I connect. I'd like some insight into why she might be doing it.

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Error101's picture
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Apr 20

From reading articles on the internet. At some point, people who have autism or asperger usually engage at some point in their life. Self harm is a terrible addiction. The best way to for her to get better is to stay busy. She will have to color, draw, listen to music, repeat lyrics to self Express inner turmoil, and read articles or texts. Anything that will stop the thoughts and negative conversations. Best regards

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Error101's picture
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Apr 20

@Error101 i have forgotten to mention that she is in a depression state. It does go away after 6 months. But self harm is always on the mind. It controls your thinking and she can have paranoia and delusional thinking. But I feel the best way is to play a game with her. It is something that I am trying to figure out how.

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