Self-Harm Treatment For Teens

Adolescence is a time of intense emotions, self-discovery, and navigating the complexities of growing up. However, some teenagers find themselves grappling with the challenging and distressing behavior of self-harm. At Hillside Horizon, we recognize the gravity of self-harm and are committed to providing compassionate and effective treatment.

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What is Self-Harm?

Self-harm, also known as self-injury or self-mutilation, is the deliberate act of inflicting harm on oneself as a way of coping with emotional pain, stress, or overwhelming feelings. It is essential to understand that self-harm is not a suicide attempt but rather a maladaptive coping mechanism to deal with intense emotions that feel insurmountable.

Common Symptoms of Self-Harm

Recognizing the signs of self-harm is crucial for early intervention and providing the necessary support. Common symptoms include:

Cutting or Scratching

Inflicting cuts or scratches on the skin with objects like razors or knives.


Using hot objects or substances to burn oneself intentionally.

Head Banging

Repeatedly hitting one’s head against a hard surface.


Purposeful consumption of excessive amounts of medication or other substances with the intent to harm oneself can be a critical symptom.


Biting oneself to the point of causing injury.

Hair Pulling

Pulling out hair, often in response to stress or anxiety.

Excessive Piercing

Engaging in excessive body piercing as a form of self-harm.

Bone Breaking

Deliberately breaking one’s bones.

Self-harm is a distressing and risky behavior that can lead to severe physical and emotional consequences. Seeking help is crucial for addressing the underlying issues that drive self-harm and providing teenagers with healthier coping mechanisms. It is not a sign of weakness to ask for help but rather a courageous step towards healing.

Hillside Horizon emphasizes the importance of creating a safe and supportive environment where teenagers feel heard, understood, and empowered to overcome the challenges associated with self-harm.

The Importance of Seeking Help

Our Approach to Treatment

Hillside Horizon adopts a comprehensive and individualized approach to treating self-harm in teenagers. Our team of experienced mental health professionals, including therapists, psychologists, and support staff, collaborates to create personalized treatment plans tailored to each teen’s unique needs.

Our approach includes:

Therapeutic Interventions

Engaging in evidence-based therapies such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and trauma-focused therapies to address underlying emotional issues.

Mindfulness and Coping Skills

Introducing mindfulness techniques and healthy coping mechanisms to manage stress, anxiety, and overwhelming emotions.

Safety Planning

Developing individualized safety plans to help teenagers navigate moments of crisis and prevent future self-harm.

Family Involvement

Including families in the treatment process to enhance understanding, communication, and support at home.

Group Therapy

Providing a supportive environment where teenagers can share their experiences, connect with peers, and learn from one another.

Holistic Health Promotion

Encourage the adoption of a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise, balanced nutrition, and sufficient sleep. Explore creative outlets, hobbies, and activities that provide positive outlets for emotions.

Why Choose

Hillside Horizon for Treatment


Our team consists of experienced professionals with specialized training in adolescent mental health and self-harm treatment.

Individualized Care

Recognizing the uniqueness of each teenager’s experience, we tailor treatment plans to address specific challenges and strengths.

Comprehensive Approach

Our treatment encompasses the physical, emotional, and social aspects of a teenager’s life, promoting overall well-being.

Safe and Supportive Environment

Hillside Horizon is dedicated to providing a compassionate and non-judgmental space where teenagers feel secure to explore their emotions.

Proven Success

Hillside Horizon has a track record of success stories, illustrating the positive impact of our approach on the lives of teenagers recovering from self-harm.

Contact Us Today

If you are concerned about your teenager’s mental health and suspect they may be struggling with self-harm, Hillside Horizon is here to help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward a path of healing and resilience for your teenager.

Guiding Teens Toward Brighter Horizons

We provide compassionate and comprehensive mental health treatment for adolescents, offering a safe space for healing and growth.
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