Category Archives: Suicidal Ideation & Self-Harm

What Causes Borderline Personality Disorder in Teens?

Borderline personality disorder in teens is marked by high levels of impulsivity, repeated self-harming and suicidal attempts, conflicted relationships with others, and high emotional sensitivity and reactivity. But what causes this disorder? Experts can’t point to one single cause of borderline personality disorder (BPD) in adolescents. Mental health professionals believe it is caused by several […]

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How To Treat A Teen With Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline personality disorder in teens is marked by a host of symptoms. There’s emotional instability and extreme bouts of moodiness. Identity issues. Chaotic relationships. Self-harming behavior and suicidal ideation. While many of these issues sound like they’re common in teens, adolescents with borderline personality disorder experience them much more intensely than others. “Their emotions can […]

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Suicide Prevention Month: When It Comes to Suicide, We Can All Save a Life

September is National Suicide Prevention Month in the U.S. In honor of this month, we’ll share resources and highlight ways that everyone can make a difference in the life of a suicidal teen or adult.  If you have a family member or friend who is struggling with depression or another mental health issue, they might […]

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Adolescent Self-Injury: An Overview

In honor of Adolescent Self-Injury Awareness Month, which occurs annually during the month of March, we’re helping raise awareness about this important topic by posting useful information here on our blog, on our Facebook page, and in our bi-monthly newsletter. This post offers a brief history of Adolescent Self-Injury Awareness Day and Month, then moves […]

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Self-Harming Behavior: Nine Warning Signs

If you suspect your teenager is engaging in self-harm, keep an eye out for the following warning signs: Wearing long sleeves or pants summer Cuts, scratches, bruises, carvings, or burns anywhere on their body Spending time with friends or acquaintances who harm themselves Missing patches of hair, including eyelashes or eyebrows Sharp objects hidden in […]

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How Evolve Treatment Helps Teens Who Are Suicidal

Teen Suicide and Self-Harm Are Preventable As a parent, the thought that one of your children may consider harming themselves is one of the most terrifying, perplexing, and heart-wrenching ideas imaginable. At Evolve Treatment Centers, we’re experts in helping teens identify and process the thoughts and feelings that lead to self-harming behaviors, suicidal ideation, and […]

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Suicidal Ideation: Six Phrases Parents of Troubled Teens Should Take Seriously

Teenagers like being dramatic. All parents of teenagers know this. Most also know some teenagers like saying things for shock value. For whatever reason, those teens get a thrill from freaking their parents out. This makes it difficult to know when to pay attention to what they say, when to ignore it, and when to […]

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Residential Treatment for Self-Harming Behaviors

Evolve Treatment: 24/7 Supervision in a Safe, Healthy Setting If you’ve recently discovered your teenager engages in self-harming behaviors such as cutting, branding, excessive scratching, or biting, you’re probably in a state of shock. It’s not an easy thing to understand. But once the initial flood of emotions passes, it’s your job as a parent […]

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