Musical Instruments and Mental Health

By Greenbrier Academy / May 19, 2017

  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.

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10 Factors That Great Therapeutic Boarding Schools Have in Common

By Greenbrier Academy / May 17, 2017

  Therapeutic boarding schools, like Greenbrier, are built to provide students with a safe, secure environment where they can access mental health from top professionals who know how to help them overcome issues like depression, ADHD, anxiety and PTSD. The mark of a great therapeutic boarding school goes so much deeper than this, however If…

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What if Your Daughter is the Bully?

By Greenbrier Academy / May 10, 2017

  It typically begins with a phone call from either another parent or your daughter’s school. The accusation of bullying hits you like a rock. You can’t believe it. Your daughter was raised to be better than this. You’ve seen her helping others and being kind. Unfortunately, these attributes don’t keep her from engaging in…

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What to Do When Your Teen Threatens to Run Away

By Greenbrier Academy / May 7, 2017

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…

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Teaching Mindfulness to Your Teen

By Greenbrier Academy / April 30, 2017

  Mindfulness (noun) – “A mental state achieved by focusing one’s awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one’s feelings, thoughts and bodily sensations.” Your teenage daughter may not be the first person you think of when you read the definition of mindfulness. This practice and therapeutic technique have been shown in…

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Why Choose a Therapeutic Boarding School?

By Greenbrier Academy / April 23, 2017

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…

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5 Signs of Sexual Abuse to Look for in Teenage Girls

By Greenbrier Academy / April 19, 2017

  As a parent, you don’t ever want to imagine that someone is hurting your daughter. Unfortunately, statistics show that it is all too common. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) approximately 25 percent of girls and 16 percent of boys will experience sexual abuse prior to the age of 18. As unsettling…

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How to get Your Teenager to Open Up

By Greenbrier Academy / April 16, 2017

  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…

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Teen Mental Health: What are Coexisting Disorders?

By Greenbrier Academy / April 13, 2017

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? 

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Horses And Healing…What is the Connection?

By Greenbrier Academy / April 5, 2017

  For thousands of years, people have sought to have a relationship with their horses. Riding them is exhilarating, of course, but these gentle giants have some more remarkable to offer us, and many individuals have discovered more about this over the years. During the last few decades, equine assisted therapy has become a popular…

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