When it's your BPD child who's self-harming
"It is thought that around 13% of young people may try to hurt themselves on purpose at some point between the ages of 11 and 16, but the actual figure could be much higher", explains the charity SelfHarm UK. Many self-harmers have Borderline Personality Disorder. Sufferers experience such unbearable emotional pain that it feels as though only cutting your body can dull it for a time.
RTD's Vitaly Buzuev found out about this scourge when his son was diagnosed with the disorder. Then he joined a support group for children and their parents and discovered his family is far from alone.