My daughter Tessa (11 y/o) has several severe mental illness and she also SIs.  I have never heard of this until she started doing it.  A lot of people just don’t understand her and even create their own ideas about what type of child she is based on this fact.  Teachers, school nurses, and even child protection services believe that we are just not watching her properly.  She has several therapists, counselors, in home social workers, and has been admitted several times.  I don’t know where else to turn our family is falling apart beneath us and she is unable to deal with all the extra stress.  If there is anyone out there with any comments or suggestions I’m all ears.