We Can Help Boys Overcome Depression
Many people do not accurately understand Depression, and some who suffer from it are hesitant to seek treatment, fearful of the stigma they think is associated with the illness.
But, we can help your son if he suffers from Depression, which is more than simply sadness. It is a pervasive sense of hopelessness, bleakness and despondency that surrounds him, leaving him to suffer in anguish, and with no relief.
Symptoms of depression can include loss of interest in normal activities, changes in sleep, weight or appetite, reduced energy, increased irritability and self-loathing, difficulty with staying focused.
We’re Here to Help Your Son
Treatment for Depression normally requires at least some degree of professional assistance. Therapy might well be combined with medication to assist your teen in regaining a more reasonable approach to life’s challenges, to help expose the origins of the depression as well as provide effective coping strategies for dealing with the feelings of helplessness and despair. He might find respite from symptoms by making healthy changes in his diet and exercise regimen, or by adding stress management techniques. Most people respond well to treatments and have partial or complete recovery from symptoms.
As parents, it may be difficult to recognize the symptoms, because the more usual response to it in teens is petulance rather than sorrow. Your boy may demonstrate grumpiness and loss of temper. Teen Depression can often lead to self-medication with drugs or alcohol, and create problems with schoolwork. Depression is also a major cause of teen suicide, emphasizing the weight of seeking treatment early for problems rather than hoping his problems will simply evaporate by themselves.
Pine Mountain Boys Academy – Offering a Second Chance at a New Life
Many bright young men have been compromised as a result of destructive choices. Boys, who once excelled at academics, now have failing grades. Once athletic or artistically gifted, now showing no interest. Who once looked to the family for direction and love, now looks to a negative peer group for approval. You have exhausted every option in your search to help your son – medication, counseling, location changes, and it might be time now for Pine Mountain Boys Academy. Our 15-month, bible-based, therapeutic curriculum is developed to highlight introspective thinking and works hand-in-hand with our Christian counseling. Customized for each student, boys are encouraged to examine areas of their lives that are in need of change.
In addition to Individual Counseling, Group Counseling occurs on a regular basis, guided by the pastoral counselors on staff. This time is utilized to allow students an opportunity to grapple with and resolve commonly faced issues.
The Teen Challenge program provides a safe haven for adolescents who have sought to fill the void in their hearts, only to reap destructive consequences in its place. Our boarding school provides an opportunity for each student to refocus and assess his life decisions. While at Pine Mountain, distractions are limited and we provide an environment conducive to learning; students do not have access to email or social networking sites as they work on their secondary education in our accredited, private school with a rigorous, high quality, a self-paced curriculum created exclusively for Christian schools.
Our Aftercare program will re-establish your son’s trust, as well as specific responsibilities, conflict resolution and spiritual commitments for his return into your family setting.
Our environment balances discipline with personal responsibility to create a positive peer culture, nurturing students who’ll have been taught indispensable lessons of strong work ethics, teamwork and determination. Your son will leave Pine Mountain Boys Academy making constructive decisions, having true confidence in the unique young man he is, and with a vision for his positive future.