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African-American Teens and Self-Harm

A new essay in The Root reminds us that cutting is a Black problem, too. Writer Janelle Harris shares that her teen daughter self harms and discusses the mental health services they have gotten. Harris also reminds us that African-American teens, especially boys, are at higher risk for self-harm as a way to cope with stress and anxiety. 

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