FAQ: My child is harming herself. I am scared that if I tell the school counselor they will think I am a bad parent and they will take my child away from me. What do I do?
Answer: Fear is your enemy here. You are not a bad parent and they will not take your child away from you. On the contrary, by telling the counselor you are being a responsible parent. You must tell the school counselor immediately. First, they are professionals who have resources you do not. Second, they are an extra set of watchful and caring eyes who can keep help protect your child when you cannot. Third, if there is a connection with social media, your information may help identify other young people at risk.