When a crisis hits, it can cause several different responses, from depression and feeling sad to feelings of guilt and shame. In some cases, it can potentially lead to self-harm and suicidal thoughts. In Idaho, suicide is the second leading cause of death in young men and women aged 10-24 years. A crisis intervention program can help reduce the risk of self-harm or suicide when a crisis happens. Imagine Boise’s teen mental health treatment programs can help when a crisis threatens the physical and psychological well-being of your teen son or daughter.
At Imagine Boise, we offer teen intervention services in Idaho to help you or a loved one experiencing a crisis. Our certified therapists will sit down and discover the cause of the crisis and form a treatment plan that best serves their unique symptoms.
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:
- Stress and anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Sexual identity
- Gender confusion
- Divorce and other family issues
If a teen cannot understand what they are feeling or have someone 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 Boise provides teen intervention services in Idaho for boys and girls aged 12-17. We help them understand where their feelings are coming from and how to cope with them in a healthy way.
How a Crisis Intervention Program Can Help You
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 patient 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:
- Control their emotions and stop self-harm and other negative behavior.
- Continue with their development as if the crisis never happened.
- Get rid of old, negative habits like isolation, withdrawal from society, and substance use. Teens 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 valuable skills, including breathing exercises and grounding techniques to help keep them calm when they face stressful situations.
Find Teen Intervention Services in Idaho at Imagine Boise
At Imagine Boise, 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 assisting teens in coping with all of the struggles they face daily. Our treatment options include:
- Psychiatric and nursing care
- Individual and family counseling
- Mental health counseling and intervention
- Group therapy with peers
- Family healing group
We also offer 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, call 208.487.8260 today to learn more about our crisis intervention program for teens.