The past few years have been rough. COVID-19, omicron, tornadoes, floods, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, forest fires, wars, political upheaval, landslides, avalanches, droughts, annoying neighbors, and McDonald’s closing in Russia.
Individuals develop at different rates. Infants for example, eventually become aware of themselves as a person. In turn, each child develops a complex range of emotions including intellectual, psychological, and reasoning capabilities.
Medical staff who work with adolescents will likely meet patients who intentionally hurt themselves. Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) involves deliberate harm to one's own body without the intention to die.
If you or someone you know is struggling with a mental health problem or suicidal thoughts, it’s important to know that there is not a one-size-fits-all solution, and finding the best option is key to a successful recovery.