Teen & young adult self-harm
Self-harm is a mental health condition that presents itself in several serious ways, including scratching, pulling out hair, picking at wounds, carving into the skin, piercing skin with sharp objects, and drinking toxic substances.
The reasons behind self-harm vary greatly. It could be a way to convert emotional pain into physical pain or to deal with heavy feelings of sadness. It may also be a coping mechanism for guilt, a form of self-punishment, or a way to escape from traumatic memories.
Teen & young adult self-harm support
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Teen & young adult self-harm treatment
An intensive outpatient program can help stop the cycle of self-harm, while also addressing potential co-occurring mental health issues. Psychotherapy can be an effective way to process emotions and learn to cope with the emotions driving the self-harming practices.
The first step is to identify triggers to bring awareness to why you are feeling the negative emotions. It can also help to share your feelings within a safe environment. At Charlie Health, we facilitate both family therapy sessions and group therapy with other teens and young adults who are facing similar issues.
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