5 Self-Help Activities Your Teen Can do to Better Deal With Depression

  At our boarding school, we offer many activities students can do themselves to better deal with depression. This includes physical activities, art and drumming. We’ve found that certain self-help activities can make an impact on the lives of the girls who attend Greenbrier, especially those dealing with mental health issues like depression and anxiety…. Read more »

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Healing the Family While Your Teen is Away at Therapeutic Boarding School

  Troubled teens often wreak havoc on the world around them, in addition to their own inner selves. While most often unintentional, teens with anger issues, behavioral problems, depression, anxiety, substance abuse issues and academic problems often take focus away from other individuals in the family. Relationships between spouses can suffer. Siblings can feel left… Read more »

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Empowering Your Teenager for True Change

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, three million teens between the ages of 12 and 17 had a major depressive episode in 2015. That’s 12.5 percent of the teenage population in the United States. Many of these teens come to Greenbrier Academy, and we’ve found that they often have: – Feelings of low… Read more »

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How Does Art Promote Mental Health?

Among the many activities on our boarding school campus, the arts are perhaps the favorites of our students. We offer several different types of classes, including drawing, painting, digital arts and ceramics. These courses, while enjoyable, are more than just fun. In fact, they can be extremely therapeutic for your daughter.

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Are You Daughter’s Friends the Problem?

  Adolescence is a time of change. Your daughter is testing her boundaries, learning what she can and cannot do, and finding out exactly who she is. However, she may not be doing this alone. As she grows older, she may seek out different friends than those she had when she was younger, and those… Read more »

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Determining the Right Therapy for Your Child’s Needs

If your daughter is currently dealing with family conflict, rebellion, addiction, depression or anxiety, therapy may help her overcome these symptoms. Choosing the right type of therapy is vital for real and lasting progress. Unlike other therapeutic boarding schools (or schools for troubled teens), Greenbrier Academy’s focus is helping your daughter create quality relationships with staff,… Read more »

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Just Acting Up or A Cry For Help? 5 Signs to Look For

  Parents of troubled teens often brush off their daughter’s actions and say, “She’s just spreading her wings.” When teenagers reach adolescence, it is true that they go through a rebellious phase where they try to figure out who they are, where they fit in in the world and what their life will be like…. Read more »

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OTC Medicine Abuse: What it Looks Like and How you Can Prevent it

  When most parents think of drug use, their first thoughts go to illegal drugs for teens like marijuana, cocaine or methamphetamine. Some parents may hide their prescriptions narcotics to prevent their troubled teens from abusing them. The sad truth is, your teen could be abusing OTC medicines to get high. Unlike illegal drugs, which… Read more »

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Yoga and Your Teen: Balancing Mind and Body to Fight Depression

  According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 3 millions teens between the ages of 12 and 17 have a major depressive episode at least once. While there are several different methods used today to treat depression, like journaling, individual therapy, group therapy and medication, yoga has been found to be very beneficial… Read more »

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