We can help your teen who struggles with Depression, which is more than simply unhappiness or sorrow. It is an enveloping feeling of helplessness, despondency and hopelessness that engulfs their life, leaving him or her suffering without respite.
Symptoms of depression can include irritability, loss of energy, difficulty concentrating, lack of interest in once-enjoyed hobbies and activities, changes in appetite, weight or sleep, self-loathing, and unexplained aches and pains.
Many people do not accurately understand Depression, and some who suffer from it are disinclined to find treatment, troubled by stigma they feel might be identified with the illness.
How to Treat Depression in Teens
Treatment for Depression normally requires at least some level of professional care. Therapy might well be combined with medication to help your teen regain a more reasonable approach to life’s challenges, to help reveal origins of the depression as well as provide effective coping strategies for dealing with the feelings of desolation. He or she might find relief from symptoms by making healthy changes in diet and fitness habits, or by learning some stress management techniques. Most teens respond well to treatments, and have partial or total recovery from symptoms.
It may be difficult for you to be able to distinguish the symptoms, because the more frequent response to it in teens is irritability rather than sorrow. Your teen may demonstrate hostility and loss of temper. Teen Depression can lead to self-medication with drugs or alcohol, and create problems with schoolwork. Depression is also a major cause of teen suicide, emphasizing the importance of seeking treatment early for problems rather than hoping issues will clear up by themselves.
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 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.