Master’s Ranch helps troubled teen boys heal from self-harm tendencies. Our family-style ranch-based, year-round Christian boarding school helps boys ages 9-17 who are misbehaving and struggling with self-destructive or dangerous behaviors. With a strong emphasis on work and responsibility, we help boys transform into responsible, respectful and peaceful young men. Call for more information, 417-597-2532 .
We want help your troubled teen boy as he heals from Self-Harm, a condition in which he deliberately causes injury to himself, more than only in the form of cutting, at times by burning, punching, head banging or breaking his 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 teens 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 or she feels they can’t control anything else in their life. It is also a cry for help.
Many teens 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 be a sign of several different psychiatric illnesses or personality disorders.
Treating Self-Harming Teenagers
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, mindfulness-based therapies (which help them to live in the present and properly construe the behaviors of those around).
Master’s Ranch Christian Academy’s family-style ranch-life boarding school and therapeutic program in south-eastern Missouri features experienced counselors, first-class academics with a Christian worldview and adventurous wilderness activities. Teen boys also benefit from vocational training and mentoring, designed to better transition them into adulthood.
Call now to find help for your teen boy’s self-harm tendencies now, 417-597-2532 .