Category Archives: Suicidal Ideation & Self-Harm

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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Preventing Teen Suicide: One School’s Approach

The upward trend in suicide reported by the CDC this spring sent shockwaves across the United States. Mental health professionals, teachers, and parents expressed a mixture of anxiety, frustration, and disbelief. The news media covered not one, but two alarming reports. First, the CDC report. Then, another published by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Both […]

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In the News: Upward Trend in Suicidal Ideation and Suicide Attempts by Teens

A report published in March by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) showed an increase in hospital visits by young people for suicidal ideation (SI) and suicide attempts (SA). In the report, researchers analyzed billing data from emergency room and outpatient visits from 45 children’s hospitals across the United States. Numbers for SI and SA […]

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Talking About Suicide: Cry for Attention or Cause for Intervention?

Teenagers say all kinds of things that make parents scratch their heads. Sometimes their words are typical hormone-driven melodrama. “I hate you!” or “You never understand me!” or “I can’t wait til I’m 18 so I can move out!” are often followed by stomping feet and a slamming door. Most parents know when their kids […]

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