Treating Suicidal Ideation At A Residential Treatment Center For Teens
Teenagers say many things they don’t mean when faced with difficult and explosive emotions. It is a part of growing up, feeling that intense sweep of emotions that are so big they can’t be controlled. Part of it is the unfamiliar collection of hormones that they are experiencing in overdrive. The other part is the undeveloped brain that has yet to learn self-control or empathy, both of which continue to grow over time.
In spite of that fact, not everything that teens say is something you should let slide. If they have been showing signs of suicidal ideation, it is time to intervene.