An intervention is a process of intervening in a person’s negative behavioral pattern. The intentions of intervening in the life of a person are so that they can overcome their negative thought process and cease to act on negative behaviors. Additionally, interventions are common actions loved ones act on if an individual is addicted to harmful substances or behaviors.
An intervention can come in many forms. By simply sitting an individual down and discussing their self-destructive behaviors and how these behaviors are effecting them is just one way a person can intervene. However, some individuals with severe mental or behavioral disorders may need more of an intense approach to intervention, such as seeking professional treatment for their self-destructive tendencies.