How We See Borderline Personality Disorder at Pine Mountain Boys Academy:
We at Pine Mountain can help your son as he struggles with Borderline Personality Disorder, a mental health illness in which he might display unusual levels of depth and variation of moods, unrelenting instability in his interpersonal relationships, self-image and conduct. Borderline Personality Disorder (also sometimes referred to as Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder) might bring about self-loathing, marked mood changes set off by perceived rebuff, seclusion or failure. With BDP, he might be excessively sensitive to criticism, and his feelings toward others subject to rapid shifts and changes. Feelings of unimportance might lead to impulsive and reckless behavior.
If your teenager suffers from Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder he is likely to see things (or people) in extremes, either perfect or awful, something (or somebody) fantastic one day can be horrendous the next; very black and white thinking. This can lead to risky behavior (in drug or food consumption, sex or driving), displays of inappropriate annoyance and anger, self-mutilating or suicidal behavior.
As with many other personality disorders, while the causes for BPD are not known, a combination of genetic and environmental factors, with brain chemistry are thought to be causal contributors. Higher risk might also come from a close family member who has the disorder, or from childhood abuse or neglect.
We’re Here to Help Your Son Who Has Borderline Personality Disorder.
Left untreated, your son can face grave complications connected to isolation and relationship problems, financial or legal woes, many of those related to substance abuse.
Treatment is primarily therapy-based but can be complicated, because there must be a great deal of trust between your boy and his therapist, something often difficult to achieve because of the swift and extreme mood swings. Distinctive treatment methods might include interpersonal therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and psychodynamic therapy.
Certain medications are sometimes successful, although they are not a normal part of the protocol.
Pine Mountain Boys Academy – Offering a Second Chance at a New Life.
Our 15-month, bible-based, therapeutic curriculum is designed in such a way as to emphasize introspective thinking along with our Christian counseling. Tailored for the individual student, the work requires our students to scrutinize areas of their lives in need of change,
Boys come to us in various states of meaninglessness, having developed dysfunctional behaviors and attitudes to satisfy their need for security and significance. As loving parents, you have explored every option as you’ve tried to help your son who has been compromised as a result of his destructive choices. Once having looked to you for direction and approval, he is now following a negative peer group down the wrong path.
Guided by the pastoral counselors on our staff, Group Counseling (in addition to Individual Counseling) occurs on a regular basis at Pine Mountain Boys Academy. This time is an opportunity to let students come to grips with commonly faced problems.
The Teen Challenge program provides a safe haven for adolescents who have filled the emptiness in their hearts with devastating consequences in its place; our residential school provides an opportunity for each student to refocus and evaluate his life decisions. We narrow distractions to provide an environment favorable to learning at Pine Mountain Boys Academy. Students won’t have access to email or social networking sites, instead focusing on their secondary education within our rigorous, interactive, self-paced curriculum. Alpha Omega Academy is a fully accredited, high quality program, created exclusively for Christian schools.
Our Aftercare program will re-establish your son’s trust, along with conflict resolution, specific responsibilities and educational goals for his return to your home.
Our environment balances discipline with personal responsibility to create a positive peer element, nurturing students who’ll receive Pine Mountain Academy’s crucial lessons of patience, diligence, teamwork, work ethics and motivation. Your son will be able to make healthy choices, transformed into the confident, unique young man he is, with a positive vision for his life ahead.