What to Know About Self-Harm and How to Cope

May 2, 2024

Recognize the signs and teach teens how to find healthy coping mechanisms

One in five children engage in some form of self-harm. If your child is hurting so badly that they hurt themselves, it’s time to consider adolescent behavioral healthcare. 

Let’s explore the signs of self-harm and how to help your teen cope safely.

Signs of Self-Harm

Self-harm refers to inflicting intentional injury on oneself without intending to die. In most cases, self-harm is a way to cope with emotional pain, stress, or a difficult situation. Signs of self-harm may include:

  • Unexplained cuts or bruises
  • Wearing long-sleeved shirts or pants, even in warm weather
  • Frequent accidents or injuries
  • Having sharp tools in their possession frequently
  • Withdrawal
  • A lack of interest in friends or activities
  • Changes in behavior or mood
  • Difficulty in managing emotions

These signs might not always mean self-harm. But multiple, repetitive signs could warrant investigation. 

Finding Healthy Alternatives to Cope with Life’s Disappointments

Self-harm hurts your teen, but it can hurt the people who love them just as much. If you suspect your teen is harming themself, seek help as soon as possible. 

Positive affirmations, creative outlets, and mindfulness can help teens find other ways to deal with life’s problems. However, without targeting the root cause, your teen may still be at risk of serious injury. 

Adolescent behavioral therapies can help your teen learn the tools they need to cope with adversity and live a productive adult life. Learn more about our residential programs for teens and help them find a better path forward.

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