It hit me this morning - really hit me. Storm is likely one of those kids at high risk for impulsive suicide. She has zip self-esteem, acts rashly and often violently, takes things very personally. My sis and I were both cutters as teens (sis didn't know until I found out about her, I'm ten years older and we weren't raised together, didn't meet until I was 21). I'm a wreck, and I don't know how to help Storm. It's not a subject I can approach with her, last thing she needs is ideas in her head and she's already been one round of self-harming behavior thanks to Respirdal. She brushes off compliments and refuses to see the good in herself - she's smart, creative, witty, humorous, and pretty. But as soon as one person criticizes one little thing, that eats her alive and all she sees is the negative and feels worthless. I'm sure her father leaving and having nothing to do with her doesn't help. I'm not great at making up the difference and get frustrated with her easily and that doesn't help, either. I'm at a loss and it's tearing me up inside. The teen years are coming and they aren't going to be kind to her.