Teen Suicide Treatment
We usually find ourselves involved in three aspects of Teen Suicide Treatment:
- Initial assessment. If we feel a teen is in immediate danger, we make an immediate referral to a mental health facility for an evaluation.
- Once the teen is stabilized we do on-going follow-up therapy to help them stabilize as mentioned previously.
- Family therapy to resolve contributing family issues and provide support for the family.
A teen who feels isolated, unloved, anxious or depressed can benefit greatly from a therapeutic relationship with a trained professional.
At Bill Jacobs LPCC, we love to do this work because most teens genuinely benefit from and readily respond to this kind of support.
We believe that helping teens come to their own solutions and insights is better than trying to force advice on them. Advice is quicker but is seldom accepted, and consequently ineffective and a waste of everyone’s time and money.
Insight based therapy takes longer but provides life-long change. We help teens gain new ways of looking at their life and relationships through a caring, safe, therapeutic relationship.
Once that relationship is in place, teens are much more likely to consider our interventions valid and relevant.