Self Harm Archives - Lightfully Behavioral Health
Is looking for a same-day psychiatrist appointment near me the right move?
August 21, 2023

Reading Time: 3 minutes The United States is experiencing a mental health crisis. Prior to COVID-19, 1 in 5 Americans had a mental health condition. During COVID-19, 40% of adults reported they experienced symptoms of anxiety or depression. Despite these high numbers of individuals […]

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The top 9 statements that are signs your teen is experiencing suicidal ideation
August 15, 2023

Reading Time: 4 minutes The teenage years are full of change and can be a difficult time, which can lead to an increased risk of suicide or suicidal ideation. It is important to support your teen through this time of growth and change. You […]

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What are the short- and long-term effects of self-harm?
June 28, 2023

Reading Time: 3 minutes When you’re struggling to cope with the problems and changes that life throws at you, you can feel overwhelming negative emotions that seem like they will never go away. And while there are many safe ways to find relief from […]

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3 reasons teens may say, “I hate my life” (and 8 ways they can address this thought)
May 8, 2023

Reading Time: 4 minutes When you’re having a bad day, even the mildest inconvenience could make you say, “I hate my life.” It’s often said as a joke out of normal anxiety or exasperation with everyday issues. But what if your teen is saying […]

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Self-harm relapse: Here’s what to do
April 2, 2023

Reading Time: 3 minutes Self-harm is the act of intentionally harming oneself. Self-harm can take many forms but generally involves using objects or materials to cause pain to the body or prevent it from healing. It isn’t uncommon to see this in younger adults […]

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When to take your teen’s suicide threats seriously
March 11, 2023

Reading Time: 3 minutes Suicide is a serious matter, but we often hear teens make “jokes” like “If I have to look at one more math equation, I’m going to kill myself,” or “I’d rather die than have to wake up early tomorrow.”  While […]

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Tough talks: How to tell your parents that you self-harm and want help
February 5, 2023

Reading Time: 4 minutes Self-harm is a serious issue that affects many teenagers. Over a one-year period, 27% of young adolescents reported thoughts of self-harm and 15% reported at least one act of self-harm. If left untreated, self-harm behaviors can lead to permanent injury. […]

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