EastEnders' Amy Mitchell self-harm plot continues as she makes a decision

The following article contains discussion of themes including self-harm.

EastEnders spoilers follow.

Amy Mitchell has made a dangerous decision in EastEnders as her self-harm story continues.

Earlier this week, Amy's dark secret was outed after being discovered by Sam Mitchell, and now her dad Jack Branning is struggling with how to help his daughter.

Wednesday's (November 16) visit to Walford was all about the aftermath of this heartbreaking discovery, as Amy demanded Jack stay out of her life when he tried to have a frank chat with her.

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Tensions started to arise between Denise and Jack when she explained he needed to take a different tone with Amy or she'd never open up to him.

Sam came round to check on Amy as well, but Denise warned her rival off by insisting they'd be dealing with Amy's issues as a family. However, trouble soon arose again when Denise found Jack scouring Amy's room for her self-harm kit.

Jack went to the school to speak with Amy's head teacher and started questioning whether his daughter changed when she started seeing Denzel.

Denise tries to explain to Jack that it's nobody's fault, then later spoke to sister Kim at the salon about everything the family has been going through.

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A frantic Amy rushed into the salon after realising Jack had taken her self-harm kit, and in the middle of the drama, she managed to swipe a pair of scissors without Denise or Kim noticing.

At the same time, Jack was confronting Howie and Denzel in the Vic. When Jack ordered Denzel to stay away from his daughter, Howie responded by punching the copper.

Denise and Kim arrived at this moment to try to calm things down, only for Jack to lash out at Denise — insisting he'd handle the situation whatever way he wanted because Amy is his daughter, not Denise's.

"Why don't you call Sam and she'll tell you what you want to hear. Because, I can't do that," Denise insisted. "Unlike her, I actually care about this family!"

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EastEnders airs on Mondays - Thursdays at 7.30pm on BBC One. The show also streams on BBC iPlayer.

If you've been affected by the issues raised in this story, organisations who can offer support include Samaritans on 116 123 (www.samaritans.org) or Mind on 0300 123 3393 (www.mind.org.uk). Readers in the US are encouraged to visit mentalhealth.gov.

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