Adolescent Self-Harm Disorder is most often categorized as an Impulse-Control Disorder or an Addictive Behavior, characterized by adolescents showing repetitive behaviors of cutting, burning, or harming themselves in other ways. Adolescent Self-Harm Treatment works to help uncover and identify the underlying stresses and conflicts present in the adolescents’ lives that are causing these harmful behaviors; work with adolescents to re-establish a sense of self-worth, while abolishing harmful false belief systems; and teach new healthy behaviors and stress coping mechanisms to adolescents to implement in the future. Read more!
Parents of teenagers who self harm have many difficult questions to grapple with, but one that is especially important to answer early on is how these teens should be treated and parented. Parenting self harming teens can be especially challenging because parents must strike the right balance and strongly support the teenager without pushing too hard or letting the behavior escalate. Here are a few tips to keep in mind for effectively parenting a self harming teenager. Read more!