Signs that It’s Time for Teen Treatment for Self-Harming Behaviors

Self-Harming Behaviors

Are you worried that your teen is engaging in self-harming activities? Does it feel like your teen is hurting themselves and there’s nothing you can do? The truth is that, while you may feel powerless, there is help. Indeed, here at Insight, we provide a wide range of teen treatment for self-harming behaviors. Our professionals can help your teen to not just cease these behaviors, but to discover what the underlying causes of these behaviors are. That way, they can work with your teen to quash them for good. 

Signs You Can Notice 

Over the years, parents have often asked us some version of: “how can I tell if my teen is hurting themselves?” While it’s not always possible to tell with 100% certainty, there are some signs. For example, if you find sharp objects, such as knives, blades, and others that have been hidden by your teen. Of course, you may notice cut marks or even burns on your teen that show up often or the teen doesn’t have a valid or believable reason for it. 

Who Else May Notice 

You are your teen’s parent, yet there are others who may be in a better position to notice whether or not your teen has been engaging in self-harming behaviors. Case in point, one of your teen’s siblings may tell you that they’ve found sharp objects with blood on them or even caught your teen hurting themselves. If you notice that some of your teen’s friends often seem cut or have burn marks, it could be something that’s accepted by their peer group. If you believe that your teen has been harming themselves, it’s worth it to reach out to the experts. 

How We Can Help 

At Insight Treatment, we’ve helped teens with self-harming behaviors for many years. Here, our experienced counselors offer treatment as well as community. Yes, we have many different kinds of therapy, teen support groups, and more, but we also have a welcoming group of teens who all share similar struggles with your teenager. Thus, they can see that there are others who are just like them, whom they can learn and grow with. This can help them to not just overcome their self-harming behaviors, but to grow their social skills, too. 

Self-Harming Behaviors

Effective and Lasting Teen Treatment for Self-Harming Behaviors 

At Insight Treatment, we know how difficult the last many years have been on teenagers. Yes, it’s never been “easy” to be a teen, but the last few years have been especially rough. To that end, we offer mental health treatment and more to teens all across Southern California. Of course, to best help teens, we help their families, too, through family therapy, education, and more. For a free evaluation from our professionals, head to our site or call us at (888) 295-9995