Helping Troubled Boys Struggling With Self-Harm
Self Harm is a condition in which boys are deliberately causing injury to themself, more than only in the form of cutting, at times by burning, punching, head banging or breaking their own bones. It can also be characterized by participation in high-risk activities.
Self-Harm (also known as self-abuse, self-mutilation or self-injury) can be the way in which they are able to express feelings not able to put into words, divert from painful emotions, or gain power over, at least, their own body if he feels he can’t control anything else in his life. It is also a cry for help.
Many troubled boys who suffer with Self-Harm report some type of childhood abuse (sexual or physical), and almost all say they were discouraged from showing emotions. Self-Abuse is not generally seen as a cry for help, since it is usually done in secret, and work to hide the actions, as well as the emotions that lead to it. Your teen may feel alone or empty, frightened by the thought of intimate relationships.
Self-harming behaviors can also be a sign of several different psychiatric illnesses or personality disorders.
Treating Self-Harm in Troubled Boys
Because Self-Injury may be linked to a variety of mental disorders like depression or eating disorders, it is especially necessary to properly diagnose your teenager.
There is not a single treatment approved for this disorder, but a myriad of options, such as different types of therapy. Treatment might include helping him to understand destructive thoughts and behaviors, gaining skills in developing outside relationships, or mindfulness-based therapies (which help them to live in the present and properly construe the behaviors of those around).
A Christian Boys Ranch Helping Troubled Boys
At our Christian boys ranch, we focus on quality nature experiences away from electronics, television, and other stationery indoor activities, allowing boys to get their hands in the dirt to heal from their past. Our remote, 50,000-acre working cattle ranch and farm sits near Yellowstone National Park in scenic NW Wyoming.
Explore our website to learn how “Reality Therapy” can help your at-risk teen boy. Plus, our experienced, caring and committed staff provides strong academic support, as well as trade school education on-site.
Troubled boys at Triangle Cross Christian boys ranch receive the individualized care and attention that they need for healing, along with life-changing experiences and hands-on learning opportunities. Call us today at (307) 645-3322 see if your son would be a good fit in our real life ranch program. We’re here to help!