A crisis, such as a traumatic event or significant life change, can elicit several negative responses, including depression and self-harm. A person going through a crisis may isolate and withdraw from regular socialization with family and friends. This can also lead to substance abuse. Conversely, mental health issues and substance use may lead an individual into a crisis that threatens their health and well-being.
Crisis intervention can be the turning point for many to seek the help they greatly need. An intervention occurs when family, friends, and therapeutic professionals get together with a loved one, directly addressing and assessing an addiction or mental health crisis. The goal of an intervention is for the loved one to seek professional help. A customized treatment plan is created for each individual to meet the patient’s unique needs.
Crisis intervention programs designed for teens have proven to reduce the high risk of self-harm and suicide in teens and young adults. Imagine Seattle offers a crisis intervention program for teens. To learn more about the benefits of crisis intervention, call on the treatment team today at 425.295.2459. We look forward to walking with you toward better health and wellness.
What Does a Crisis Intervention Program Look Like?
A crisis intervention program can look different as it can be fully customizable to each person’s unique needs. What is universal is the common goal of getting someone the help that they need. Therapists work alongside patients to help minimize the crisis’s physical, mental, and emotional effects. Mindfulness, meditation, breathing exercises, and grounding techniques help teens process and deal with crises and the accompanying emotions.
Utilizing a variety of therapeutic modalities, a crisis intervention program focuses on:
- Learning the best way to control emotions so that negative behaviors like self-harm are avoided
- Removing the crisis as a hurdle to moving forward with a healthy and productive life
- Replacing negative habits with positive habits
- Creating healthy coping skills to deal with negative feelings and emotions
A crisis intervention program also assists individuals with building self-confidence to face future crises head-on.
Benefits of Crisis Intervention
Working through how to express feelings and emotions and developing coping skills are vital to managing the effects of a crisis. Tackling the crisis head-on, as opposed to ignoring it and its effects, will lessen the probability of continuing mental health and substance use disorders
Crisis intervention benefits are many, especially for teens. Benefits include:
- Working through the root cause of the crisis alongside professionals
- Limiting the need for long-term hospitalization
- A variety of therapies to treat the mental health issues or substance abuse associated with the crisis
- Tools to help prevent relapse
- A structured path to mental health wellness
A crisis intervention is just one part of thoroughly treating a mental health condition. An inpatient or outpatient program will continue treatment to make recovery possible without risk of relapse.
Reach Out to Imagine Seattle to Learn More About Crisis Intervention
Imagine Seattle offers treatment programs just for teens. This includes crisis intervention and other mental health treatment programs. The Imagine Seattle therapeutic team believes in a comprehensive and holistic approach to treating mental health issues and co-occurring substance use disorders.
Imagine Seattle offers partial hospitalization programs to treat mental health conditions arising from a crisis and some associated substance use disorders. Through a partial hospitalization program (PHP), we offer therapies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), individual therapy, group therapy, and family therapy.
Call an Imagine Seattle team member today at 425.295.2459 or complete the online form to get more information on crisis intervention for teens. We can also provide information on the other mental health treatment programs in our PHP.