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

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  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 »

Is Your Daughter Just Angry or Are You Raising an Angry Teen?

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Adolescence can be a tough and confusing time for teens. They often feel trapped between their childhood and becoming an adult. It’s a time of exploration. They’re beginning to develop more serious relationships with others, learning to drive and making decisions about what they want to do with the rest of their life. At the… Read more »

Serving Her Community: 5 Mental Health Benefits for Your Teen

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At Greenbrier Academy for Girls, we offer students multiple opportunities throughout the year to express the virtues they’ve learned through Aspirations through service to others. Girls are able to participate in many different projects, including Food for Children, Habitat for Humanity, local animal shelters and Walk for Breast Cancer. Aside from local service, students at our… Read more »

The Importance of Recreation in Addiction Recovery

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  A therapeutic boarding school, like Greenbrier Academy, offer help for teens struggling with depression, behavioral problems, academic issues and even addiction recovery. Many teen girls who come to Greenbrier struggle with intimate relationships. They may have used drugs and alcohol as a way of controlling relationships and situations to ease these troubles.

Musical Instruments and Mental Health

  Music has always been, and will always be a significant part of our lives. It plays a role in shaping cultures, provides a platform for political expression and helps us pass on rituals and values from one generation to the next.

What to Do When Your Teen Threatens to Run Away

According to the National Runaway Safeline (NRS), between 1.6 and 2.8 million teens run away from home every year. Over the past ten years, NRS has been receiving more and more calls from runaway youths, with an increasing number living on the streets. In fact, the number of teens living on the streets has increased… Read more »

Why Choose a Therapeutic Boarding School?

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As a parent, protecting your daughter is automatic. You’d do anything to make sure the world around her caused her no hurt and no anguish. What happens, though, when the threat comes from within her? If your daughter is struggling with substance abuse, mental health issues or childhood trauma, you may not be sure where… Read more »

How to get Your Teenager to Open Up

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  Often, communicating at a deeper level with your teenager can make you feel as if you’re attempting to open a combination lock without the numbers. Every once in a while, you seem to get one or two turns correct, only to mess up on the third and find yourself back at the start. It wasn’t… Read more »

Teen Mental Health: What are Coexisting Disorders?

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In teens, a coexisting disorder occurs when they are affected by both a mental disorder and a chemical dependency. So, what does that mean for your family? 

Early Warning Signs of Teenage Drug Use

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  The teenage years can be a time of testing, a time when your daughter discovers who she is and what she wants from life. Most often, these changes in behavior and attitude are beneficial and, after a few years of testing the boundaries, they arrive on the other side of the teenage years more independent, assertive, confident,… Read more »