Support Forums Today's Posts

Get Advice Connect with TeenHelp Resources
HelpLINK Facebook     Twitter     Tumblr     Instagram    Hotlines    Safety Zone    Alternatives

You are not registered or have not logged in

Hello guest! (Not a guest? Log in above!)

As a guest on TeenHelp you are only able to use some of our site's features. By registering an account you will be able to enjoy unlimited access to our site, and will be able to:

  • Connect with thousands of teenagers worldwide by actively taking part in our Support Forums and Chat Room.
  • Find others with similar interests in our Social Groups.
  • Express yourself through our Blogs, Picture Albums and User Profiles.
  • And much much more!

Signing up is free, anonymous and will only take a few moments, so click here to register now!

Mental Health Use this forum to share your mental health concerns and to seek advice.

Closed Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  (#1 (permalink)) Old
Obliviate Offline
Mother of Dragons
I've been here a while
Obliviate's Avatar
Age: 23
Gender: Female
Location: Earth, England

Posts: 1,633
Blog Entries: 1
Join Date: June 6th 2010

Family Therapy? - April 30th 2011, 03:10 PM

Have any of you ever had to do it?
What happens in the session?

  (#2 (permalink)) Old
Palmolive Offline
Purr Purr Purr.
Jeez, get a life!
Palmolive's Avatar
Name: Jessie
Age: 25
Gender: Girly.
Location: The stars.

Posts: 5,785
Blog Entries: 2319
Join Date: January 31st 2009

Re: Family Therapy? - April 30th 2011, 08:27 PM


We had to go to family therapy and tried it a few times but it never worked. Basically we just spoke about certain topics which made us distressed and how others in the family acts towards them and how it made certain individuals feel. I don't know, I think if certain people put in more effort it would have been more beneficial.

I hope its goes okay!

Jessie. x

"Only in the dark, can you see the stars..."
Josie 12/3/2014, always in my heart. Sue 19/2/2016; Peter, Ellie, Hannah, Andy, Kirtsie RIP.

Helplink Mentor l Article writer l Forum mod l Community Mod
  (#3 (permalink)) Old
Obliviate Offline
Mother of Dragons
I've been here a while
Obliviate's Avatar
Age: 23
Gender: Female
Location: Earth, England

Posts: 1,633
Blog Entries: 1
Join Date: June 6th 2010

Re: Family Therapy? - May 1st 2011, 07:20 PM

Seems kinda pointless if you ask me :/
Sorry it didn't work for you dear <3

  (#4 (permalink)) Old
Katrina Offline
you only live once.
I can't get enough
Katrina's Avatar
Name: Katrina
Gender: Female
Location: New York.

Posts: 3,114
Blog Entries: 4
Join Date: January 5th 2009

Re: Family Therapy? - May 4th 2011, 02:09 PM

Research has SHOWN time and time again that individuals do recover better and more swiftly when their family members are involved and playing an active role in their recovery. Just as an example:

Family-oriented treatment programs and support groups are widely available and effective. In two recent surveys of individuals who had participated in family treatment programs:
  • 82 percent reported much improved mental health and well-being.11
  • 73 percent reported a greater ability to function at home, school, or work.12
  • 68 percent of women who stayed in comprehensive treatment longer than 3 months were able to remain alcohol and drug free, compared with 48 percent who left treatment within the first 3 months and did not remain alcohol and drug free.13
11Member Survey Results. Al-Anon Family Groups Web site: http://www.al-anon.alateen.org/pdf/AlAnonProfessionals.pdf. Accessed September 18, 2007.
13Benefits of Residential Substance Abuse Treatment For Pregnant and Parenting Women: Highlights From a Study of 50 Centers For Substance Abuse Treatment Demonstration Programs. Rockville, M U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, September 2001.
At the basis of family therapy is the idea that the family is important...the interrelations between family members STRONGLY affect the individual's wellbeing. Its absolutely true! Think about it in your own life--I know it definitely rings true for mine.

I highly suggest that if you have the opportunity to participate in this, you do! It couldn't hurt, right? (:

  Send a message via MSN to Katrina  
  (#5 (permalink)) Old
Pamplemousse Offline
Welcome me, I'm new!
Pamplemousse's Avatar
Name: Ally Mawyer
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Location: Fairyworld, somewhere in the congo

Posts: 10
Join Date: April 20th 2011

Re: Family Therapy? - May 4th 2011, 02:49 PM

I used to have family therapy, it worked for maybe... 6 months or so. Once we stopped going, everything gradually went back to the way it was. But that's just my family. It probably works well with most people. You have to be willing to make it work.

Good luck



... seriously?
  Send a message via Yahoo to Pamplemousse  
Closed Thread


family, therapy

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All material copyright 1998-2019, TeenHelp.
Terms | Legal | Privacy | Conduct | Complaints

Powered by vBulletin®.
Copyright ©2000-2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search engine optimization by vBSEO.
Theme developed in association with vBStyles.