Suicide Treatment Center for Teens in Los Angeles

As a parent, it’s natural to want to protect your child from harm. When it comes to suicidal thoughts in teens, sometimes the best thing you can do is have an open and honest conversation. Suicide ideation is surprisingly common in teens. In fact, according to the National Institutes of Health, 1 in 5 teenagers have considered suicide at some point. If your teen is dealing with suicidal thoughts, know that you are not alone and that there is teen suicide help available.

Understanding Teen Suicide

What is Suicidal Ideation in Teenagers?

Suicidal ideation in teenagers is the presence of thoughts about or an unusual preoccupation with suicide. Suicidal ideation can involve planning, thinking about death in general, or having a specific plan for ending one’s own life. It is important to note that merely having suicidal thoughts does not necessarily mean that teens will attempt suicide, but it is an indication that your child needs help and support. Teens who have suicidal thoughts may experience a range of emotions, including hopelessness, helplessness, guilt, shame, and anger. They may also struggle with overwhelming stress or anxiety, which can be a result of life circumstances or mental health issues such as depression. Adolescents who are struggling with suicidal ideation may feel that death is the only way out of their suffering, and are unable to find alternative solutions.
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Teen Suicide Risk Factors

Causes and Risk Factors of Teen Suicide

It is important to understand the causes of suicidal behavior in adolescence, so it can prevented. There are many factors that can contribute to suicidal thoughts and behaviors in teens, including:
  • Mental health disorders like depression and bipolar disorder
  • Family history of mental illness
  • Substance abuse
  • Bullying
  • Exposure to violence
  • History of self-harm
  • Previous attempted suicide

Teen Suicide Signs

Signs of Suicide in Teens

If you are worried that your teen may be struggling with suicidal ideation, it is important to be on the lookout for suicide warning signs. Some signs of teen suicide include:
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Your teen may express feelings of being a burden to family and friends, or may feel that no one would miss them if they were gone.

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Your teen may increase their use of drugs or alcohol as a means to cope with emotional distress. Drug or alcohol overdose may even be a part of their suicide plan.

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Your teen may stop seeing friends and attending activities they once enjoyed. This could also be a way for your teen to prevent themselves from changing their mind.

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Your teen may be more irritable or display a change in their emotions, often for no apparent reason. They may be fine one second and explosive the next.

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Your teen may give away items that are important to them, as if they do not believe they will need them in the future.

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Your teen may be calm, or even positive, which is a sign that your teen has made their decision and is at peace with it.

Teenage Suicide Treatment Options

Help for Suicidal Teenager

If your teenager is showing signs of suicide, it is important to get them help immediately. Key Healthcare is a teen suicide treatment center in Los Angeles, CA . We develop individualized treatment plans to ensure long-term recovery, including our programs for troubled teens. If you are interested in learning more about our teen suicide treatment, contact us today.

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Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP)

Our IOP for teens suicidal ideation treatment takes place 9 hours per week over the course of 4-12 weeks. Your teen will participate in therapy sessions that help them work through the reasons for their suicidal thoughts.

Compassionate Support for Teen Depression

Partial Hospitalization Treatment (PHP)

Our teen PHP suicidal ideation treatment takes place 8 hours per day, 5 days a week, for 3-4 weeks. Teens will attend therapy sessions where they will develop the coping skills needed to help with suicidal ideation and treat underlying mental health issues.

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Teen Residential Treatment Program

Key Healthcare’s teen residential treatment program is a 45-60 day program in Malibu, California, where adolescents receive the highest level of care, with 24/7 support.
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Extended Care

Our male-only teen extended care treatment for suicidal ideation is a combination of our partial hospitalization program and sober living. Your teen will have around-the-clock support to treat all mental health and substance abuse issues related to suicidal thoughts.

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Individual and Group Therapy

We utilize a variety of group therapy for teenagers to treat suicidal behavior, including cognitive behavioraldialectical behavior with suicidal adolescents, and acceptance and commitment therapy.

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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