What If Someone You Love Told You They’re Self-Harming Themselves
Parents, guardians, and teens, please know that you are not alone. Comprehensive Healthcare is here to assist with the struggles that come with youth, their mental state, and self-harming.
It can be an overwhelming moment when you realize that someone you love or know opens up about their urge to harm themselves. What should you do next?
First, remind this person that they are not alone. That you are here for them and that help is on the way. Then you can call your insurance company to confirm that Comprehensive Healthcare can cover assistance and begin the process of getting said person in to see a professional.
How Common is Self-Harm?
Self-harm is much more common than you might realize, almost two million Americans engage in self-harm, 17% of people will self-harm during their lifetime.
People who self-harm say that it gives them a feeling of control and release from tension.
Teens are by far the highest statistic for self-harm injury, as studies show that about 15% of teens and 17-35% of students have practiced self-harm. People who engage in self-harm activities often are three-and-a-half times more likely to try suicide.
Comprehensive Healthcare features a spot for those that are needing more care, in-patient treatment for youths can be a part of a recovery plan. That spot is called Two Rivers Landing and the staff is trained and prepared to deal with the toughest situations, all with the hopes that each individual finds peace and is also able to verbalize their feelings.
You do not have to go at this alone and if you or someone you know is self-harming, please reach out
Art Work from Two Rivers Landing
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