I have been depressed since I was 13 and have been cutting off and on since i was 14. Recently I have been becoming more irritated with everything and I personally think i should get some treatment but my parents don’t want to see i have a problem. When should someone seek inpatient treatment?

A: That’s a good question. The first questions I have before that are, “Are you in outpatient treatment currently?,” “Do your parents see that you have a problem enough for outpatient therapy?,” and “Do your parents really know what’s going on?” Watch the video for the complete answer.

Take good care of yourself,

Julie Hanks, LCSW

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Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 22 Jan 2013

APA Reference
Hanks, J. (2013). [Video] Do I Need Inpatient Treatment For Depression and Cutting?. Psych Central. Retrieved on December 25, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/ask-the-therapist/2013/01/22/video-do-i-need-inpatient-treatment-for-depression-and-cutting/