New Hope Boys Home helps troubled teen boys heal from self-harming thoughts and actions. Our affordable, year-round Christian boarding school helps boys ages 12-17 who are misbehaving and struggling with self-destructive or dangerous behaviors. We help boys transform into responsible, respectful and peaceful young men. Call for more information, 512-521-3655.
New Hope Boys Home knows how to help your troubled teen as he heals from Self-Harm, a condition in which they are deliberately causing injury to themself, more than only in the form of cutting, at times by burning, punching, head banging or breaking their own bones. It can also be characterized by participation in high-risk activities.
Why Self-Harm Happens
Self-Harm (also known as self-abuse, self-mutilation or self-injury) can be the way in which they are able to express feelings not able to put into words, divert from painful emotions, or gain power over, at least, their own body if he feels they can’t control anything else in their life. It is also a cry for help.
Many teens 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 it is usually done in secret, and work to hide the actions, as well as the emotions that lead to it. Your teen may feel alone or empty, frightened by the thought of intimate relationships.
Self-harming behaviors can be a sign of several different psychiatric illnesses or personality disorders.
Treating Self-Harming Teen Boys
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 teenager.
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 them to live in the present and properly construe the behaviors of those around).
If your family is struggling with a teen son’s self-harming behavior, please call us today.
New Hope Boys Home’s low-cost boarding school and therapeutic program in Central Texas features licensed counselors, top academics and adventurous therapeutic activities. Teen boys also benefit from vocational training and mentoring, designed to better transition them into adulthood. Call now to find help for your teen boy’s self-harming behavior now, 512-521-3655.