My brother used to occasionally cut as a pre teen/teen. Therapy helped and getting to the root of why he was using it as a coping outlet. I cant even imagine how hard it must be for a parent to see their child struggle and worry about their future quality of life.
I really believe in the 5 love languages idea. Many times we get lost in a feeling like someone we love doesnt understand us or show they love us. Then when we really look at it, many times they ARE, but just not in the ways that we need them to or see that they are. Also putting ourselves out of our comfort zones to show our loved ones love in the ways they need us to is just as important.