Your therapist is there to help you and support your emotional well-being. I vote you tell your therapist.

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Good for you to contact your therapist. It's a huge step towards recovery and a brave thing for you to do. <br />
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The first thing you should do is ask what you're in for. The therapist will be very honest and explain how best to address the situation. Chances are it will involve different and new treatments to get to the bottom of what's the cause and triggers for cutting. Knowing that it has to be fixed, and talking to your therapist is the most important thing you can do to get it fixed.<br />
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That said, I did some looking ,and somebody asked an online LCSW (licensed clinical social worker) the exact same question. I normally don't want to point people on this site to other links, but her answer is very good and I'm no psychologist. <br />
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http://psychcentral.com/ask-the-therapist/2011/04/16/will-my-therapist-have-to-tell-my-parents-when-i-cut-myself/<br />
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Good luck :)

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i am going through that same thing right now only i live wi. my foster mother(really my half sister). i want help, but i know if i tell my theripist, she will tell my sis, who might give up on me. idk what to do.<br />
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ps- im already diagnosed with dysthimia (a form of depression) and i dont want to go to a mental hospital.

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I don't know what might happen, as I'm going through the same thing, right now. I'm thinking about telling my counselor about mine, tonight. If you think you need to, tell her that you think you want/need to go to a mental hospital, someone who can help you every day and work through your problems instead of just one every (blank) amount of weeks/days.<br />
Hope this helped! Good luck!<br />
~Sam

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I actually have a lot of experience in this matter. There's a trade-off.<br />
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A mental health professional has a legal obligation to report the situation if they feel you are an immediate threat to yourself or others. But by "threat", they usually don't mean superficial wounds. This usually refers to something more serious, like a potential suicide. Still, the extent of the threat is up to your therapist.<br />
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I'm not going to lie to you; there is a risk your parents might end up knowing. But I know from experience, a professional's help can be very valuable in addressing why you're cutting and how to stop. Is this the first time you've ever cut? How bad was it? I also vote that you tell your therapist. If you don't want to do that, just try your best not to do it again. If you cut a second time anyway, I would DEFINITELY tell the therapist.

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You are a minor. there is no confidentiality when you are hurting yourself. Sorry to tell you.

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tell parents, go to therapist, doese't get better without help, trust me..

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You are right in thinking that they need to know, and you wanting to tell shows you do want the help. <br />
So here's the thing you will get the help if you tell but legally they will have to inform your parents so they can be a support to you as well. I know its scary but it is for the best. But you can control how they are told, if you are nervous request that your parents are told in the therapists office so that you have support and therapist can guide them in how to handle being told. I wish you the best of luck.

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They will tell your parents because you are in danger of hurting yourself. If they haven't noticed yet then they aren't doing a very good job. My parents grounded me for it... LoL

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to be honest with you, they are obligated to tell your parents. at first theyll have you tell thhem and if you dont the school will. depending on how bad your cuts are at the time they eill have you pulled.from class.and call your parents and have a meeting

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