My son is 15 and has special needs....adhd, autism and learning difficulties. He started scratching his arms and hands in August of this year so I am quite new to all this. He is also feeling down and depressed . He has been quite open about the self harming from the start and is already receiving counselling. It’s really freaking me out though and affecting my mental health. I just don’t know how to handle it when he scratches himself. It breaks my heart looking at the scratches. Any advice would be most welcome.