Frequently Asked Questions
Is self-harm the same as attempting suicide?
No, but if self-harm becomes a habit a teenager could inadvertently put his or her life at risk. A teen committing acts of self-harm may also be having suicidal thoughts that could be alleviated through treatment.
Is self-harm a mental illness?
Self-harm is not a mental illness. It indicates a lack of coping skills when faced with tremendous stress or anxiety. A mental illness such as general anxiety disorder or depression may lead to a person committing acts of self-harm.
Are boys more likely to commit self-harm than girls?
According to a 2011 study, one in 12 young people, mostly girls, committed acts of self-harm. However, any teen is at risk if he/she cannot find the proper way to express their emotions.
I just wanted to let you know how very much we appreciate having T with you guys. I have to tell you just how very impressed I am with the type of support he has had. We appreciate all of your work getting him in there.
It has been a journey but M is clean and sober. When she left Destinations, it wasn't easy. She has made this transition on her own and we are quite proud of her. She has realized that her family is her support system and has been there through the thick and thin of it and always will be there for her. She has come to see the light. Destinations provided what she needed to start this recovery Journey.
Thank you for your hard work for my son. You guys are a god sent for us. I appreciate all you have done and continue to do.