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Ozark Trails–Help for Teens with Depression

Ozark Trails Academy understands that you want to find help now for your teen boy or girl who struggles with Depression. Give us a call to learn about the effective therapies we use at our residential treatment center and boarding school. (385) 352-3371

We can help your teen boy or girl who suffers from Depression, which is more than simply sadness or a feeling of impending doom.  It is an omnipresent sensation of hopelessness, despondency and worthlessness that surrounds his or her life, leaving them 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.

Helping Teen Boys and Girls with Depression is Why We’re Here

Treatment for depression normally requires at least some level of professional assistance.  Therapy might well be combined with medication to help your teenager in regaining a more balanced approach to life’s challenges, allowing him or her to reveal root causes of the depression as well as provide effective coping strategies for dealing with the feelings of helplessness and anguish.  They might find respite of symptoms by making healthy changes in nutritional and exercise habits, or by adding stress management techniques.  Most students 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 troubled teen 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.

Ozark Trails—A Place of Hope, Healing and Purpose for Troubled Teens

Ozark Trails is an affordable residential treatment center that provides outstanding clinical therapy, incredible academic learning, and amazing outdoor responsibility and adventure for teen girls and boys, ages 12-17. Our program is family focused, and students receive individual treatment care by licensed clinical therapists.


Ozark Trails rests on 750 acres near Willow Springs, MO. Daily life and therapy here includes working with horses, chickens, farming, rafting, spelunking, rock climbing, hiking, wilderness learning, and so much more.  With an unlimited access to spring rivers, caves, hiking, equine, and biking trails, we have the perfect balance of nature, inclusive of a large, comfortable facility to let our students feel safe in a home environment.

Again, if your teen boy or girl needs help recovering from depression, please call us at (385) 352-3371 now. We want to help him or her find new positive ways to manage life’s obstacles and traumas, and discover a true change of heart.

 

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