Depression in Teenage Girls
Depression is more than simply sadness or feelings of impending doom. It is a pervasive sense of helplessness, hopelessness and worthlessness that engulfs her life, leaving her to suffer without relief. Symptoms of depression can include loss of interest in normal activities and hobbies, sleep changes, appetite or weight changes, loss of energy, irritability, self-loathing, trouble concentrating and unexplained aches and pains. Because many people do not properly understand Depression, some who suffer from it are reluctant to seek treatment for it, afraid of the stigma that may be attached to being identified with the illness.
Treatment for Depression normally requires at least some level of professional assistance. Therapy might well be combined with medication to assist her to regain a more balanced approach to life’s challenges, to help uncover root causes of the depression as well as provide effective coping strategies for dealing with the feelings of helplessness and despair. She might find relief of symptoms by making healthy changes in her diet and exercise routine, or the addition of stress management techniques. Most people respond well to treatments, and have partial or complete recovery from symptoms.
As parents, you may not recognize the symptoms, because the more frequent response to it in teens is irritability rather than sadness. Your daughter may demonstrate hostility, grumpiness and loss of temper. Depression in teens can frequently lead to self-medication with drugs or alcohol, and create problems with schoolwork. Depression is a also a major cause of teen suicide, emphasizing the importance of seeking treatment early for problems rather than hoping things will improve on their own.
We Provide a Balanced Approach to Dealing with Depression in Teens
In addition to helping your daughter with her Depression, her academic work is very important, and so we offer a fully accredited high school diploma program.
We also believe it is necessary for her life to be well balanced and so provide many activities, such as swimming, horseback riding, wilderness outings volleyball, caring for farm animals, uplifting movies and more. Your daughter will learn to speak publicly and sing in our choir. Our school offers a well-balanced therapeutic program designed to help her get back on track spiritually, behaviorally and academically.
Why Wings of Faith Academy?
While many typical boarding schools tend to expel girls with behavior problems, we welcome them and work with them to change their behaviors. Wings of Faith is an affordable conservative Christian boarding school, designed for pre-teen and teenage girls who are struggling with bad behavior and rebellion. The Academy provides behavioral correction with an emphasis on Christian values, set in a comfortable residential ranch setting.
Our methods have been turning teen girls around for over 20 years. Our school is a member of the Missouri Association of Christian Child Care Agencies (MACCCA).
If you’re seeking a solution to your daughter’s life-disrupting condition, please call (417) 276-8761 and speak to us at Wings of Faith. Let us show you how we can help your teen overcome Depression, and start the transformation of her life to the productive and joyful future she deserves.