Category Archives: Suicidal Ideation & Self-Harm

Self-Injury Treatment Programs for Non-Suicidal Teens

Treatment for Teens Who Engage in Self-Injury But Aren’t Suicidal When parents discover their teen engages in the maladaptive pattern of behavior mental health professionals call non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI), the first question most ask themselves is why. That’s after the initial shock fades, of course. Learning their teenage child intentionally harms themselves can be confusing […]

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The Best Options for Mental Health Treatment in Los Angeles

Mental Health Treatment Helps Teens Become The Best Version of Themselves The past year has been eventful, to say the least. The events started early. The early spring brought the pandemic. The summer brought months of protests around racial and social justice. The fall brought the national elections, followed by upheaval around various election-related events […]

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What Is Emotional Dysregulation in Teens?

Emotional Dysregulation, Mental Health Disorders, and the Role of Treatment If you’re the parent of a teenager, you probably have direct, experiential knowledge of the ups and downs of their emotional life. And since you were once a teenager and lived through adolescence yourself, you can think back to what your emotional life was like […]

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Does Self-Harm Put Your Adolescent at Risk for Suicidal Behavior?

The short answer to this question is that if your teen engages in self-harming behavior, which mental health professionals call non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI), they are, statistically speaking, at greater risk for suicidal behavior than teenagers who do not engage in self-harming behavior. The big picture, however, with regards to the relationship between NSSI and suicidal […]

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Teens with Body Dysmorphic Disorder May Benefit from Inpatient Treatment

No one is perfect. Not even close. However, our culture celebrates perfection. Although everyone knows no one is perfect, no one will ever be perfect, and knows the pursuit of perfection is bound to end up in frustration, millions of us still chase perfection as if it were an attainable goal. What we’re talking about […]

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Why Is My Daughter Cutting Herself? A Guide to Causes and Treatment

When you first learn your daughter engages in the behavior informally known as cutting, you’re probably at a total loss. For many people – especially parents – it’s difficult to understand. You probably feel a mix of confusion, shock, and worry. You wonder why your child would want to harm themselves. And you may feel […]

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Mental Health and Addiction Statistics: Teens in Beverly Hills

What are the rates of suicidal ideation for teens in Beverly Hills? What percentage of high school teens in Beverly Hills use drugs? We have the answers. Every year, the California Department of Education Coordinated School Health and Safety Office administers a survey to public school students in school districts across the state. This annual […]

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Palo Alto, CA: Mental Health and Suicide Statistics for Teens

Palo Alto has received considerable attention in recent years from media and mental health professionals concerned about its alarming rates of teen suicide. In this affluent Bay Area town, seven adolescents ended their own lives in the span of just ten years. And, over the past decade, there has been an unusual amount of teen […]

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