Teen Self Harm Treatment in Los Angeles

Self-harm is a growing problem among teenagers. It is defined as deliberately injuring yourself on purpose as a means of coping. According to recent studies, as many as 1 in 5 teens self-harm. Teens who engage in self-harm often feel like they have no other choice and believe that harming themselves is the only way to help. The truth is, self-harm often leads to more problems down the road.

Understanding Teen Self-Harm

Why Do Teens Self-Harm?

There are many reasons why teens may self-harm. Some do it as a way to cope with difficult emotions or situations, while others may do it in an attempt to feel more in control of their lives. Self-harming can also be a way to seek attention or to punish oneself. Self-harm is often a sign that a teen is struggling with some underlying emotional issues as well. Teenagers who self-harm often feel like they are not good enough or that they do not deserve to be happy. They may also feel like they are trapped in a situation that they cannot escape from. Self-harming can be a way to release these feelings and to gain a sense of control.

Teen Self-Harm Signs

Signs of Self-Harm in Teenagers

As a parent of a teenager, it's important to be aware of the signs of self-harm to prevent future problems and life-threatening harm. These can include things like:
  • Cuts or bruises on the body
  • Wearing long sleeves or pants in warm weather
  • Isolation from friends and family
  • Changes in mood or behavior (such as an increase in irritability)
  • Withdrawal from activities they used to enjoy
  • Losing interest in appearance
  • Having sharp objects on hand
  • Signs of depression, anxiety, or low self-esteem

Teen Self-Harm Types

Different Types of Self-Harm in Teenagers

There are many different ways that teenagers can self-harm. Some are more discreet, while others can be easy to identify. Some of the most common include:

Teenage Self-Harm Treatment Options

Teen Self Harm Treatment in Los Angeles, CA

There is self-harm help for teens available for your child. Key Healthcare provides self-harm treatment for teenagers, and we develop individualized treatment plans to ensure long-term recovery. If you are interested in learning more about our self-harm treatment options, contact us today.


Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP)

Our self-harm IOP takes place 9 hours per week. Your teen will participate in therapy sessions that help them work through the reasons they self-harm.

Partial Hospitalization Treatment (PHP)

Our self-harm PHP takes place 8 hours per day, 5 days a week. Teens will attend therapy sessions where they will develop the appropriate coping skills for their emotions and mental health conditions.

Extended Care

Our male-only self-harm extended care program is a combination of our partial hospitalization program and sober living. Your teen will have around the clock support to treat their self-harm and mental health disorder(s).

Individual and Group Therapy

We utilize a variety of therapies to treat self-harm as well as dual diagnosis substance abuse including cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavior, and acceptance and commitment therapy. Teens will learn how to process their emotions in a healthy way.

Insurances We Accept

Up to 100% of the Costs Covered by Insurance

Key Healthcare works with a majority of health insurance providers and depending on your plan, 100% of the costs may be covered. Verify your insurance to get more information about your coverage.

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