Carolina Counseling Services - Getting Help for Self-harming Teens and Adolescents
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- Some Therapists schedule appointments Mon-Fri 8am-8pm and Saturdays (if requested)
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Getting Help for Self-harming Teens and Adolescents
Intentionally harming oneself is often referred to as self-harming or self-injury. Cutting is possibly the most common form of self-harm, though many teens and adolescents practice other ways to injure themselves. There are many other ways of self-injury, for example burning, hair pulling or even excessive body piercing.
Recent studies have found that 12-37% of secondary school students have engaged in self-harming while 12-20% of young adults have practiced self-harm. Self-harming is a very complex behavior that is often carried out in secret. Due to this it can be difficult to be exact in calculating the prevalence of self-injury among teens and adolescents.
If left unaddressed, those that self-harm are at greater risk of developing major depression or an addiction to substances. Self-injury in itself can become an addictive behavior. Without treatment these behaviors can even escalate into eventual attempts to end one’s life.
Adolescents and teens who deliberately hurt themselves generally do this without the intention of ending their lives. Although this act cannot be traced to a single cause, many young people will relate their self-injury to an attempt to cope with extreme stress.
For many, cutting or self-harm produces a numbing, even pleasurable sensation that overrides the pain they may be experiencing. On the other hand, there are teens and adolescents who identify relief from being disconnected from the world.
Signs of Self-Harm
It can be difficult to detect self-harm in teens and adolescents because it can often be camouflaged by clothing, jewelry or even body art. Despite this, there are signs parents can look for if they are concerned their children are practicing self-injury.
Teens and adolescents who engage in self-harm will often wear clothing not appropriate for the climate, for example; long sleeved shirts or long pants on an ninety degree day. Those that are self-injuring may have frequent, unexplained injuries, have difficulty in relationships, struggle with managing intense emotions, have low self-esteem or struggle with impulsivity.
Is there a way out of self-harm?
Self-harm is serious and it is natural for parents to be concerned, however, it is an issue that can be successfully dealt with. With professional help, teens and adolescents can learn healthier outlets. If left unaddressed, those that self-harm are at greater risk of developing major depression or an addiction to substances. Self-injury in itself can become an addictive behavior. Without treatment these behaviors can even escalate into eventual attempts to end one’s life.
At Carolina Counseling Services, adults and adolescents will receive the professional treatment they need to overcome self-harm. If you think your child is hurting himself or herself waste no time and get in touch with Carolina Counseling Services, there are licensed independent contracted therapists ready to help.
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Confidential / Private Sessions
Carolina Counseling Services contracts independently with Licensed professional counselors/therapists/psychologists who provide a friendly, relaxed atmosphere to everyone. Carolina Counseling Services independently contracted therapists assist individuals, couples, families, and children with counseling services that will help put your life back on track. Working with both non military and military is a joy and the therapist you choose will be happy to assist you whether you are a "civilian", or if you are a dependent or retiree.
Counseling and Therapy are often used interchangeably in our English language. The same is true for Counselor and Therapist. It really doesn't matter which word you use. When you need help, it is best to talk to someone who is not only objective, but who has had lots of experience helping others who have been in similar situations as yourself. A friendly Counselor or Therapist who is trained, licensed and experienced is the one who can assist the most. You don't have to figure it out alone. All independently contracted therapists are licensed, friendly professionals. Call to schedule your appt now!
If we can't help you, we will be happy to refer you to someone who can. We look forward to assisting you!!!.
Evening and Weekend Appts Available with specific therapists
Evening and Weekend appointments: We have therapists available for appointments from 8am to 8pm Monday through Friday. Some therapists have Saturday appointments available if requested.
Serving Areas: Carolina Counseling Services
Counties: Cumberland, Hoke, Bladen, Sampson, and Robeson Counties, NC
Areas: Fayetteville NC, Ft Bragg NC, Pope Field NC, Hope Mills NC, Raeford NC, Rockfish NC, Sliver City NC, Cedar Creek NC, Bowmore NC, Autryville NC, Parkton NC, Bunnlevel NC, Erwin NC, Dundarrach NC, Broadway NC, Pineview NC, Lumber Bridge, NC, Rex NC, Lemon Springs NC, Johnsonville NC, Eastover NC, Stedman NC and Wade, NC.
Military Community areas: Ardennes NC Bataan NC, Casablanca NC, Anzio Acre, NC, Corregidor NC, Bougainville NC, Hammond Hills NC, Nijimegen NC, Cherbourg NC, Normandy NC, Bastogne NC, Pope NC, Ste Mere Eglise NC,
Zip Codes: 28301, 28302, 28303, 28304, 28305, 28306, 28307, 28309, 28311, 28312, 28314