Part of the Award-Winning Maple Ave Series, this program looks at the issue of self mutilation.
In this award-winning third episode of the "Maple Ave" series Ashley resorts to "cutting" to cope with an abusive father, who has regularly victimized her family as long as she can remember. Like a growing number of teens nationwide, Ashley regularly self-mutilates, cutting her arms and legs, and substituting her overwhelming inner pain and rage with an external pain that she is seemingly better able to manage. This last illusion is finally dispelled in a heart-wrenching finale that finds a desperate Ashley reaching out for help to Ms. Tanner, a sympathetic teacher.
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