Note for readers: This page discusses the topic of self-harm. If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is available 24/7 at 988. Or, if you are concerned about an emergency situation, dial 911.
Self-harming behaviors and other concerning behaviors are important to notice in your teen—it could save their life. Remaining in touch with them can help them make their life more positive and keep away from self-harming behaviors. The suicide prevention program at Family First Adolescent Services provides a setting where your teen can learn about their emotions and challenges while receiving care from professionals.
We stand at the forefront of providing specialized behavioral treatment for teenagers. Our compassionate and professional team is committed to helping adolescents overcome behavioral health issues and lead fulfilling lives. Call 888.904.5947 now to learn more about our adolescent mental health treatment programs in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.
Recognizing When Something Is Wrong
As a parent or guardian, it is important to recognize when something is wrong with your teenager. While some behaviors might just be part of growing up, others can indicate deeper problems that require professional help. Some common warning signs include:
- Changes in sleeping habits
- Withdrawal from family and friends
- Mood swings or emotional outbursts
- Loss of interest in activities they used to enjoy
- Self-harming behaviors, such as cutting or burning
- Talk of suicide or death
If you notice any of these behaviors in your teen, it is important to address them and seek help from a mental health professional in a suicide prevention program.
Our Teen Suicide Prevention Program
When your teen visits Family Firsty, they will receive personalized care from our team of experts. Our treatment programs are designed to identify and address the underlying causes of self-harm and suicidal thoughts while providing support and resources for both teens and their families.
Some key components of our program include:
- Individual therapy sessions
- Group therapy with peers in engaging settings
- Daily check-ins with a nurse
- Weekly appointments with a psychiatric provider
- Family therapy sessions to address underlying family dynamics
Supporting the Whole Family
Our suicide prevention program doesn’t just address pressing symptoms or work with your teen. We know that to promote lasting changes in your teen’s future, your whole family should be involved.
From paddleboard adventures to expressive art therapy, our teen-focused programming is designed to engage and inspire. We believe in fostering resilience and improving self-esteem through healthy coping strategies, such as mindfulness and positive self-talk. Our goal is for your teen to leave our program with the skills they need to navigate difficult emotions and build a bright future.
You’ll receive at least three check-ins from our team every week and will be able to chat with our case management team 24/7. We also provide medication management for teens as appropriate—but we never make any adjustments to medication plans without parental knowledge and agreement. Family support groups and therapy sessions are also scheduled to address any family dynamics that may be contributing to your teen’s emotions and self-harming behaviors.
We also provide ongoing support for our clients and their families even after they leave our program. Families receive at least 12 months of aftercare services and resources to help teens maintain their progress and continue on a positive path.
Get Help for Your Teen at Family First’s Suicide Prevention Program in Florida
If you are concerned about your teenager’s well-being and suspect they may be struggling with self-harming behaviors or suicidal thoughts, do not hesitate to reach out to our team at Family First Adolescent Services. We are dedicated to providing a safe and supportive environment for teens to address their mental health challenges and build a brighter future. Call us at 888.904.5947 or complete our online form to get the help your teen needs today.