When a crisis hits, it can cause several different types of responses, from depression and feeling hopeless to feelings of guilt and shame. In some cases, it can potentially lead to self-harm and suicidal thoughts. In Washington State, suicide is the second leading cause of death in young men and women aged ten to twenty-four years. A crisis intervention program can help reduce the risk of self-harm or suicide when a crisis happens. If you are the parent of a teen in crisis, our team at Imagine Seattle can help with our teen mental health treatment programs.
At Imagine Seattle, we offer teen intervention services in Washington to help you or a loved one experiencing a crisis and needs help. Our certified therapists will sit down and discover the cause of the crisis and form a treatment plan that best serves their unique symptoms. Call 425.295.2459 or fill out our online contact form today for more information on our teen mental health treatment programs to learn more about our crisis intervention program.
What Is Crisis Intervention?
Crisis intervention is when certified behavioral therapists or mental health workers assess and identify the type of crisis a patient is experiencing. From this assessment, they develop a treatment plan to help the patient cope with the feelings and emotions the crisis is generating. There are several types of crisis that teens can experience that can lead to serious mental health issues, such as:
- Stress and anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Sexual identity or gender confusion
- Divorce and other family issues
If a teen cannot understand what they are feeling or have someone that they can talk to, they are more likely to fall into depression or start acting out negatively, like turning to drugs and alcohol to cope. Imagine Seattle provides teen intervention services in Washington for boys and girls aged twelve to seventeen. We help these young people understand where their feelings are coming from and how to cope with them in a healthy way.
How a Crisis Intervention Program Can Help Your Teen
The goal of a crisis intervention program is to help reduce any long-term mental or physical effects from the crisis. Therapists will work with the person to help them express their feelings and emotions and create coping skills to deal with them instead of ignoring their feelings and further harming themselves. Ignoring a crisis and the emotions that it creates will only lead to worsening mental health concerns and worsening substance abuse.
A crisis intervention program helps teens:
- Learn how to control their emotions and stop self-harm and other unwanted behavior
- Continue with their development as if the crisis had never happened
- Get rid of old, negative habits like isolation, withdrawal from society, and substance use
- Create new healthy coping skills to deal with their feelings and emotions
- Build their self-confidence in facing any future crisis that may arise
Mindfulness and meditation are great techniques for helping teens to process their emotions. They will learn skills like breathing exercises and grounding techniques to help keep them calm when they face stressful situations.
Find Teen Intervention Services in Washington at Imagine Seattle
At Imagine Seattle, we offer teen mental health treatment programs to help with crisis intervention and other mental health disorders. We offer a variety of therapy programs for a more holistic approach to helping teens cope with all of the struggles that teens face on a daily basis.
Our treatment options include:
- Psychiatric and nursing care
- Individual and family counseling
- Mental health counseling and intervention
- Group therapy with peers
- Family healing group
Our team also offers more specific therapy options like anger management, art therapy, self-care, and more to help with your individual needs. If you or a loved one is struggling with a crisis, complete our online form or call 425.295.2459 today to learn more about our crisis intervention program for teens.