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​Treating Depression At A Residential Treatment Center For Troubled Youth

Depression has been among one of the most misunderstood issues we have in the mental illness lexicon. This is especially true for teenagers, who often hear that their depression is simple problem caused by hormones, or just a down mood and they should suck it up. This thinking is dangerous. Suicide is the second leading […]

​Teaching Teens How to Effectively Resolve Conflicts

No one is born with the ability to effectively resolve a conflict. It is a skill that is developed over time and can be harder at certain ages than others. During the younger years the human brain is underdeveloped. As each year passes, things become more solid, more formed and more productive. But in between, […]

​Helping Your Troubled Teen: Which States Offer The Most Protection For Teens In Residential Treatment Centers?

Did you know that in some states it is legal for a teenager, even one who is underage, to check themselves out of a hospital or treatment center without their parents permission? It is a loophole that has led to many problems with teens leaving residential treatment and ending up missing. If you have a […]

Let’s Talk Troubled Teens: Considering An Out-Of-State Boarding School

Seeking out-of-state treatment is not unusual for parents with a seriously ill child. So, when it comes to troubled teens, the necessary treatment for their troubles may also be best found outside of the family’s home state. If your family is unsure whether or not your troubled teen can benefit from an out-of-state boarding school, […]

6 Major Perks Of A Troubled Teen School For Your Son

Sending your son away to a troubled teen school can be a tough choice. To help you make the choice to have your troubled teen son attend a school for troubled teens, consider these six major benefits. Troubled Teen Boys Receive Intensive Therapy A troubled teen school is built around the concept that at the […]

Who Staffs A Troubled Teen Residential Treatment Center?

You have been trying everything in your power to help your teen through their struggles. In spite of your efforts, your child is still having intense bouts of depression, episodes of mental illness, truancy, sexual acting out, drug abuse, disordered eating…there are any number of problems they might be facing. And you are stressed, frightened […]

​Developing Self-Esteem At A School For Troubled Teens

What is the biggest problem facing teens today? Gang violence? Drugs? Teen pregnancy? Academic failure? The teen prison pipeline? All of those issues are critical and difficult to solve. But the answer to the biggest problem is far simpler than you probably expect. Self esteem is linked to every one of the above issues. Trauma, […]

​Programs For Troubled Teens: Therapeutic Boarding Schools and Academic Credit Repair

Mental illness, trauma and behavioral problems are more far reaching in a teen’s life than many people realized. At least until they have had children of their own who have struggled. It becomes clear then just how many aspects of their lives are impacted by depression, personality or mood disorders, legal trouble, substance abuse, eating […]

4 Practical Skills Taught to Troubled Teens At A Boys Ranch

Teenagers who are facing behavioral issues tend to feel even more helpless than parents feel trying to help them. They are out of control, unable to regulate their own emotions, struggling to fight their impulses. Many are experiencing serious mental health issues, such as depression, manic cycles or the impact of severe trauma. In the […]

​Common Questions Parents Have About Residential Treatment Centers

When your child is struggling, whether that is with behavioral problems, violent outbursts, drug addiction or mental illness and depression, it can be hard to know where to turn to. So many of the symptoms are terrifying and are new territory for most parents. Though therapy and medication can be helpful for some, they aren’t […]

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