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




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 March 30, 2015, from http://psychcentral.com/ask-the-therapist/2013/01/22/video-do-i-need-inpatient-treatment-for-depression-and-cutting/