River View Christian Academy understands that parents want to send a young girl to a safe, monitored environment where she receives personal care, and individual support that help heal emotional and mental issues–whether brought on by trauma, foster care, adoption or family genetics.
And while your young teen girl enrolls our year-round boarding school for improving her academic/life skills, River View Christian Academy also helps girl students struggling with depression improve their mental and physical health.
Understanding Depression in Teen Girls
Depression is more than simply sadness or a feeling of impending doom. It is an omnipresent sensation of hopelessness, despondency and worthlessness that surrounds her life, leaving her in distress without relief. Symptoms of depression can include loss of interest in once-enjoyed activities and hobbies, changes in appetite, weight or sleep, reduced energy, irritability, self-hatred, a hard time concentrating and inexplicable aches and pains. Many people do not accurately understand Depression, and some who suffer from it are disinclined to seek treatment, troubled by the shame that may be attached to being identified with the illness.
Connecting with Local Professional Therapists
Treatment for depression normally requires at least some level of professional assistance. Therapy might well be combined with medication to help your daughter in regaining a more balanced approach to life’s challenges, allowing her to reveal root causes of the depression as well as provide effective coping strategies for dealing with the feelings of helplessness and anguish. She might find respite of symptoms by making healthy changes in her nutritional and exercise habits, or by adding stress management techniques. Most people respond well to treatments, and have partial or total recovery from symptoms.
As parents, it may be difficult to recognize the symptoms, because the more normal response to it in teens is petulance rather than sorrow. Your daughter may demonstrate enmity, crabbiness 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 consequence of seeking treatment early for problems rather than hoping things will work out on their own.
River View Wants to Help
River View is a private boarding school on 45 beautiful acres located near Austin, Texas. Our purpose is to provide a safe, structured, and supportive setting for our teen girl students 13-17 years old. River View offers teen girls their best opportunity to focus on education, avoid negative distractions and improve their thoughts and behavior for good.
As a non-therapeutic boarding school, River View Christian Academy helps struggling teen girls embrace a healthy outlook on life and teaches them how to make good personal choices. At the same time we connect parents and teen girls with local professional outpatient therapy services for students who struggle with emotional or behavioral issues, like depression,
River View also provides 24-hour care and supervision. Young teen girl students are responsible for garden and animal chores on the ranch, in addition to school and homework. Of course, there are fun school activities, as well as the amazing national parks in the area.
Give us a call to learn more about our all-girls boarding school program and find help connecting with local therapists who treat depression: 1-800-494-2200