Self Injury

  • Did you recently discover that your teen has been injuring their self?
  • Does your teen wear long sleeves even when it’s hot?
  • Does your teen wear bracelets completely up their arm?
  • Does your teen seem withdrawn?
  • Do you suspect that your teen is injuring their self?

Self Injury

If you answered yes to any of these questions, your teen might be hurting. Self-injury is common among teens and is rarely a suicide attempt. Self-injury is typically a coping mechanism that teens use to try to feel better, to feel something, to turn emotional pain into physical pain, to inflict self-punishment or a way to get out of an unwanted emotional state. Self-injury can be dangerous if the teen is doing it in an unsafe way. Self-injury is usually a symptom that something else is wrong that the teen is trying to cope with.

Therapy is an effective way to treat self-injury.

At Campbell Teen & Family Therapy, Inc. we are here to help. Our team of therapists are trained in how to assess for self-injury and suicidal ideation. They are skilled at putting together a treatment plan that will address the difficulty the teen is having coping and will work together to develop safer coping mechanisms and get to the root of what is causing the self-injury as it is different for each individual.

Ready to get started?

If you suspect that your teen is using self-injury as a way to cope, call now (408) 628-0532 to schedule an assessment.

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