Seven Hills Hospital helps individuals struggling with self-harm build a strong foundation for lasting recovery. Located near Las Vegas, Seven Hills is the leading provider of psychiatric and addiction treatment.
Learn More About Self-Harm Treatment & Recovery at Seven Hills
Self-harm, also referred to as self-injury or self-mutilation, is characterized by behaviors in which a person repeatedly and intentionally inflicts pain upon him or herself. Self-harming behaviors present in a variety of different forms, including cutting, burning, punching oneself, banging one’s head against a hard object, breaking one’s bones, or drinking harmful substances, such as bleach or detergent. People who injure themselves are typically experiencing painful or difficult emotions that they do not know how to cope with. The inner turmoil that they go through on a daily basis becomes so powerful that they begin to feel as though they no longer have control over their own mind. By practicing self-harm, these individuals are able to regain that sense of control over their emotions and are able to physically identify the source of their pain. This false sense of control and the reprieve that it allows people to have from their inner conflict is only temporary and will ultimately lead to repeated participation in the dangerous behaviors. Thankfully, these behaviors can be overcome with effective care from a self-harm treatment center or hospital.
Seven Hills Hospital is a 134-bed behavioral healthcare treatment center that is dedicated to providing people with a compassionate and safe environment where they can stabilize, maximize their potential, and change their outlook on life. Located in a beautiful neighborhood within the Seven Hills community in Henderson, Nevada, near Las Vegas, we strive to stand out from our self-harm treatment center competitors with our exceptional customer service, our flexibility, and our quick responsiveness to dispositions. At Seven Hills Hospital, we recognize how difficult it can be to live a life plagued by the desire to self-harm, and we want to help get to the root of your emotional pain so that you can overcome your behaviors at our treatment center for self-harm and go on to lead the happy life that you deserve.
Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Self-Harm Treatment
Self-mutilation is a behavior that people almost always do in private. This can make it difficult to determine whether or not your family member or loved one is purposely harming him or herself in some way. If you suspect that someone in your life is injuring him or herself, but are fearful to approach that person because you are not sure and you do not want to upset him or her, here are some warning signs to look out for:
- Wearing long-sleeved shirts or long pants all the time, even when it is hot outside
- Having unexplained cuts, bruises, or abrasions often, to which the person brushes off as not being a big deal when confronted
- Blood-stained clothes, towels, or sheets
- Having frequent accidents
- Excessive irritability
If any of these are signs that you have noticed in your loved one, it is imperative that you approach him or her about the behavior as they may be self-harming. Here are some things to keep in mind when confronting and suggesting professional help at a hospital or treatment center for self-injury for someone who is purposely harming him or herself:
- Remain nonjudgmental – it can be difficult to understand why anyone would want to intentionally inflict pain on him or herself, but try to be calm and understanding
- Ask questions – it is likely that your loved one will deny the behaviors when initially confronted, but do not let that deter you; continue to ask questions about how he or she is feeling
- Explain your concerns – be prepared to explain why you are confronting him or her and provide specific examples of behaviors that have led to these concerns
- Work with him or her in finding a mental health professional at a treatment center or hospital specializing in self-harm that would most appropriately meet his or her needs; offer to go with him or her to any appointments
- Do not expect the behaviors to cease right away after your loved one has entered a hospital or treatment center for their self-injury behaviors. It takes time to overcome the need a person feels to self-harm and to develop new coping skills
Why Consider Self-Harm Treatment at Seven Hills Hospital in Las Vegas
When people are struggling with chronic urges to self-harm, it can have an extremely negative impact on their ability to function on a daily basis. Some may find that they are unable to fulfill their responsibilities at work or school due to being so overwhelmed with their emotional turmoil and their need to injure themselves. Some may have begun to experience difficulty interacting with family and friends because they are fearful that someone will find out their secret and judge them. Although self-harm serves a very specific purpose for those who participate in the behavior, it is only a short-term fix for a more troubling, underlying problem and, without proper treatment, that underlying problem will only continue to become more overwhelming and the behaviors more severe. However, life does not have to be this way. There is help available at a quality self-injury treatment center or hospital. There is hope for the future.
Inpatient care at self-harm treatment centers and hospitals have proven to be very beneficial for getting people who self-injure the help that they need. When people enter an inpatient center at a hospital for self-harm concerns, they are able to walk away from the stresses of their everyday lives and place all of their energy on confronting their emotions, learning how to cope with negative feelings in a healthy manner, and, ultimately, in healing. Inpatient centers also provide around-the-clock monitoring so people are safe from acting out on their self-mutilation impulses and can receive support from a mental health professional 24/7. Through the use of a variety of therapeutic approaches, the possible implementation of any medication that may be necessary in order to treat one’s symptoms, and the support of mental health professionals, people who enter a hospital or treatment center for support can win the battle against their self-harming behaviors and get their life back.
Our Center’s Philosophy and Benefits
At Seven Hills Hospital, located near Las Vegas, Nevada, we are devoted to providing the highest quality of care to adolescents, adults, and senior adults who are suffering from behavioral and mental health concerns, as well as chemical dependency issues. Our center for self-injury at our treatment center are designed to meet the individual needs of each of our patients through a compassionate and comprehensive approach. Led by a team of highly trained psychiatrists and mental health professionals, it is our sole mission to provide exceptional treatment and therapeutic care in a safe environment so that we can send our patients from our hospital’s door onto the path to successful recovery.
Types of Self-Harm Treatment Offered at Seven Hills Hospital
Seven Hills Hospital provides free, confidential assessments 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at our convenient location near Las Vegas, Nevada. After completing a thorough assessment, one of our psychiatrists will review the evaluation in order to ensure that we will be able to provide the most appropriate level of care for the individual seeking treatment for self-harming behaviors at our hospital. Once admitted into our center, we devise an individualized plan of care for each patient, tailored to meet everyone’s unique set of needs. This plan of care will be implemented in a safe, secure, and structured environment. We have a child and adolescent unit between the ages of 5-17, an adult mental health unit, an adult substance abuse treatment unit, an adult rehabilitation unit, and a geriatric unit, all tailored to meet the specific needs of each population while receiving treatment at our hospital. We utilize a number of different therapeutic techniques on each of our units including the following:
Detoxification: When adult patients come to us and are struggling with a dependency to alcohol or drugs in addition to any behavioral or mental health concerns, they will first go through the detoxification process in order to remove all toxic substances from their bodies before fully engaging in the therapeutic process. All patients in our detox center are provided with 24 hour monitoring by nurses and doctors.
Medication management: Every patient who comes to us for treatment is seen within 24 hours by an internal medicine doctor in order to obtain a thorough medical history and to assess for any possible health complications. All patients meet with a psychiatrist daily in order to monitor any medication that they may be taking.
Individual therapy: Individual counseling sessions are held on an as-needed basis and designed to provide patients with time to meet privately with a therapist in order to address any problems they are facing.
Family therapy: Family counseling sessions are held on an as-needed basis, except for patients in our adolescent unit who are provided with family sessions at least once per week. These sessions are a time to engage the entire family in their loved one’s treatment. Additionally, time is set aside for family visitation seven days a week for our adolescent and geriatric patients and five days a week for patients on all other units.
Group therapy: Group therapy is the main treatment method used at Seven Hills. All patients participate in at least two to three groups daily. Topics of discussion may include coping skills, stress management, effectively expressing emotions, and communication and life skills. For patients who are struggling with chemical dependency concerns, there are also groups aimed at providing education surrounding addictive behaviors.
Experiential therapy: In addition to the more traditional treatment modalities, we also offer a number of other programs designed to help our patients heal. These additional programs may include:
- Music therapy
- Recreational therapy
- Creative arts
- Meetings with a dietician
- Physical fitness opportunities
- Medication education
- A.A. meetings
Continuing Care and Levels of Treatment
When patients are ready to discharge from self-harm treatment at our hospital, they will meet with their therapist in order to determine what the next best step for their individual recovery process should be. Some individuals will benefit from stepping down into one of our outpatient levels of care offered at our self-injury treatment center, while others may be ready to return home with referrals for traditional outpatient therapy after leaving our hospital for their self-injury concerns. Regardless of what your self-injury treatment needs may be, the staff at Seven Hills Hospital will ensure that you are fully prepared for this next stage of recovery before you leave our doors.
In addition to our acute inpatient treatment center, Seven Hills Hospital, near Las Vegas, also offers outpatient services which include partial hospitalization programs (PHP) and intensive outpatient programs (IOP). Both programs are designed for adults and offer two separate tracks, one for mental health and one for chemical dependency. In addition to daily group sessions, both options provide patients with weekly sessions with a psychiatrist, individual sessions on an as-needed basis, and recreational therapy twice a week. Lunch is also provided to patients daily who are enrolled in these treatment options at our hospital.