Hello, I’m a S.A.F.E. alumni and my stepdaughter is in a residential treatment facility for numerous things, among them self-injury. She is 14, almost 15. They gave her a medication to “help with SI”. I’m not happy at all about this…. I feel strongly, based on what I was taught, that stopping self-injury is 99% a self-willed choice. One cannot simply take a pill and not self-injure. They have to CHOOSE not to. They have to come to the realization that it does not pay off in the end. It took me years to get to that place. My stepdaughter is very troubled and will absolutely not participate in the therapy that is being offered nor is she trying to “get better” in other mental health areas. She is on numerous other meds. I am highly skeptical. Has anyone here ever heard of it? Wendy or Karen? I trust the staff and founders of this program so much more than any doctor treating her right now. Thanks in advance for any professional or personal opinions.
p.s. I originally posted this on the Facebook page but then deleted it for privacy’s sake so if anyone saw it there first, that is why it is gone. Many thanks!