Ozark Trails Treats Teens Suffering with Mood Swings
Ozark Trails Academy understands that parents want to send a child to a safe, monitored environment where their teen boy or girl receives personal care, and individual therapies that help heal emotional and mental disorders–whether brought on by trauma, foster care, adoption or family genetics.
And while the young teen enrolls at our therapeutic boarding school for counseling, treatment, and improving academic/life skills, Ozark Trails also helps students struggling with mood swings improve their mental and physical health.
What are Mood Swings?
Toddlers and young children often appear “moody” and may throw tantrums as they learn to regulate their emotions. While they’re generally a normal part of emotional development, mood swings in children can also be a sign of an underlying mental health disorder, learning disability, or even a physical ailment.
As kids get older, mood swings continue to be a normal part of their development. By the time they enter the preteen years, fluctuations in mood are primarily driven by hormonal changes. These shifts in mood tend to peak during adolescence and gradually stabilize by young adulthood.
What a Boy or Girl Eats…
A child or teen who is eating a diet that’s nutritionally inadequate or not getting enough to eat may experience mood changes in response to fluctuating blood sugar levels and malnourishment.
Digestive disorders that affect the body’s ability to absorb nutrients, such as Celiac disease and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), have also been associated with mood swings. These conditions have also been linked to specific mental health conditions, such as depression.
How a Boy or Girl Sleeps…
A child’s mood can also be heavily influenced by the amount and quality of sleep they get. A teen who is sleep-deprived (especially when chronic) may experience intense mood fluctuations as well as other psychiatric symptoms.
Ozark Trails Gives Teens Healthier Ways to Deal with Mood Swings
That’s why Ozark Trails treats Mood Swings. Therapists address your teen’s symptoms to determine if the mood swings are symptoms of other mental disorders, or not, and create an individual treatment plan to follow at school, including therapy. We also provide nutritious meals, healthy exercise and adventure activities. We want each student to experience effective counseling and treatment, as well as improve daily life at school, and back home with family.
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. 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 Mood Swings, please call us at (417) 278-6868 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.