Trinity Teen Solutions understands how to help your daughter when she struggles with Self-Harm, a condition in which she is deliberately causing injury to herself. This includes more than cutting–at times burning herself, punching, head banging or breaking her own bones. It can also be characterized by her participation in high-risk activities.
Self-Harm (also known as self-abuse, self-mutilation or self-injury) can be the way in which she is able to express feelings she can’t put into words, divert herself from painful emotions, or gain power over, at least, her body if she feels she can’t control anything else in her life. It is also a cry for help. Self-harming behaviors can be a sign of several different psychiatric illnesses or personality disorders.
Many girls who suffer with Self-Harm report some type of childhood abuse (sexual or physical), and almost all say they were discouraged from showing emotions. Self-Abuse is not generally seen as a cry for help, since girls usually do it in secret, and work to hide the actions, as well as the emotions that lead to it. Your daughter may feel alone or empty, frightened by the thought of intimate relationships.
Treating Self-Harming Teenage Girls
Because Self-Injury may be linked to a variety of mental disorders like depression or eating disorders, it is especially necessary to properly diagnose your daughter.
There is not a single treatment approved for this disorder, but a myriad of options, such as different types of therapy. Treatment might include helping her to understand destructive thoughts and behaviors, gaining skills in developing outside relationships, mindfulness-based therapies (which help her to live in the present and properly construe the behaviors of those around her).
We Want to Help Your Troubled Teen Girl
Trinity Teen Solutions offers the finest residential healing and therapeutic services available to troubled girls between the ages of 12-17. Surrounded by protected forest, Trinity’s campus sprawls over 160 acres of the most beautiful land in America. Our Christian faith-based approach to healing, and family-style living environment–plus the equine, animal and recreational therapy–helps each struggling teen girl calm and renew her mind, and body and soul. We also work with teen girls and their families to develop the skills necessary to build positive, healthy relationships. That’s an important part of our goal for teen girls who enroll at Trinity Teen Solutions. We want her to acquire the emotional, social and mental skills needed to reach her God-given potential in life, and we’re here to help.
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