What goes through the mind of someone who self-mutilates? Millions of young people are engaging in this disturbing trend called "cutting" that points to deep, emotional problems with no easy answers. Best-selling author Jerusha Clark and Dr. Earl Henslin take on this issue to shed light and understanding to a very troubling and dark disorder. Clark and Henslin draw from numerous interviews and research to offer hope to parents and struggling teens.
Cutting is a practice that has crossed age and gender lines. Its not just depressed teens who inflict injury on themselvesit can be anyone dealing with overwhelming feelings. This book explores the complex issue of cutting without offering any pat or simple fixes. It examines the psychology of, the feelings of anger and despair behind it, and the counseling resources that can help.
This book is a great tool to help those who engage in cutting, pastors who want to learn more, or those who need to understand someone who practices self-injury.
Jerusha Clark is the coauthor of four books and author of Every Thought Captive (TH1NK Books). She has a heart for today's youth and the brokenness that is unique to the teen condition. Jerusha resides in Escondido, California, with her husband, Jeramy, and daughters, Jocelyn and Jasmine.
Dr. Earl Henslin has a doctorate in clinical psychology and is a licensed marriage and family therapist. Dr. Henslin speaks nationally and internationally on relationships, addictions, and the neurobiology of relationships. He is the author of four books.