Is your teen caught up in self-destructive cutting behavior? 

We want you to know that there is hope. Learn how to help your teen implement healthy coping strategies with a new free eBook 

I vividly remember the first time I experienced a teen who was self-harming.

Fifteen years ago, a young lady who was living with us at the Heartlight boarding school came to the dining room table, her face cut up and bleeding. She looked ashamed and embarrassed. Her appearance caught me completely off guard as I wondered, “What in the world is this?” 

It soon became evident she had done it to herself. I felt clueless. I had even watched her purchase some disposable razors at the store earlier that afternoon. I had no idea she was planning to use them for anything other than shaving her legs. Now she stood before me, her face a mess.

I didn’t know whether to confront her, give her sympathy, let her have it, or ignore it. 

How anyone could choose to cut herself was beyond me. I thought teens focused on self-preservation and pain-free lives. 

Where did that go wrong with this girl? 

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Mark spends 90 percent of his weekends teaching, and also hosts the Parenting Today's Teens radio program. Mark is happily married with two children, four grandchildren, one dog, and too many horses.

About Mark Gregston

Mark Gregston has been helping parents and teens for more than 40 years. He is the founder and executive director of Heartlight, a residential counseling center for teens, which has helped more than 2,500 struggling adolescents.

If this story sounds familiar to you, you’re not alone. Cutting has become an epidemic among teens, especially teen girls. And most parents often have no idea how to react, how to confront their child, or most importantly, how to make the behavior stop.

After over 40 years of helping struggling teens just like this girl, I want to help you understand the basics of cutting, the 4 main reasons teens do it, frequently asked questions I hear from parents, and how you can help your teen develop healthy coping strategies and uncover the underlying issues they’re facing that are causing them to be self-destructive.

We’ve put all that information together for you in a free eBook called What Do I Do When My Teen is Cutting? With encouraging stories from Mark's years of ministry, practical tone, and a message of redemption and hope, this free eBook will help you:

  • Look beyond behavior to the heart of your teen and the root issue for their cutting
  • Understand common root issues for their behavior
  • Support your teen in positive changes and coping skills
  • Make the cutting stop with practical steps and application points

Get your copy today and understand your teen’s battle with expertise and compassion from Mark Gregston as he offers practical insight and biblical truth for parents of struggling teens.

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