Anxiety and Depression in Teen Girls: How to Preserve Her Future

By Greenbrier Academy / February 7, 2019

  At our therapeutic college preparatory boarding school, students are surrounded by mentors and peers who’re dedicated to helping them heal their depression and anxiety symptoms. Teen depression and/or anxiety can be a result of having lost “meaning” to their lives. We’ve found that certain activities can infuse meaning into the lives of the girls…

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Who Is A Greenbrier Academy Girl?

By Greenbrier Academy / January 28, 2019

You want your daughter to do well in school. Perhaps you have dreams for her to attend college one day. Unfortunately the traditional school system has limited capacity to support teens struggling with mental health. A college preparatory therapeutic boarding school exists because academic success and emotional health are intertwined. Most students at Greenbrier Academy…

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4 Months To Get Your Teen’s Life Back On Track

By Greenbrier Academy / January 24, 2019

Have you heard of a therapeutic college preparatory boarding school? These programs provide a fully immersive therapeutic experience alongside an academic curriculum that’s designed to engage and inspire teen mental health. If you have a teen that you’re worried about, considering one of these programs could be the best decision you’ve made as a parent.…

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Teens Who Self Harm- 5 Signs You Need Help

By Greenbrier Academy / December 27, 2018

  When your teen is self harming, the constant monitoring and unpredictability of her behavior can be debilitating to your life. Sure, all teens will go through ups and downs in their adolescence. When do you ask for help? Quick question: Does your self harming teen daughter have any of the following behaviors? Eating patterns…

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Beyond the Holiday Blues: 5 Self Help Activities for Teen Depression

By Greenbrier Academy / December 24, 2018

  Sometimes it’s not just the holiday blues. If your depressed teen is struggling more than usual through this time of year, know that there are things that they can do to combat symptoms of teen depression. At our boarding school for girls, we offer many activities students can do themselves to better deal with…

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4 Things to Never Say to Your Teen

By Greenbrier Academy / December 3, 2018

  Insecurity is the feeling that you’re simply not good enough. This type of low self-confidence can be a crippling and painful experience for a teenager- and an awful one for a parent to witness. Have you ever felt helpless in this kind of situation? Insecurities can drive teens to make wrong choices in life,…

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3 Things You Can Do To Keep Your Teen Daughter’s Life on Track Through a Divorce

By Greenbrier Academy / November 21, 2018

  Even under the best of circumstances, divorce is a painful process for parents and children both. Although almost adults, teenagers are not immune from the impact of divorce. While every family is different and every teenager is different, studies show that in many cases, teens that come from divorced families: – Have higher rates…

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The Benefits of Mindfulness at an All Girls Therapeutic Boarding School

By Greenbrier Academy / October 22, 2018

Here at the Greenbrier Academy for Girls, we work with many young women who struggle with the weight of poor self-perception, depression, anxiety, and emotional trauma. Our educational philosophy at Greenbrier is unique because we know that if students experience therapeutic breakthroughs in an academic environment, they are more likely to develop positive self perception,…

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Empowering Your Teenager for True Change

By Greenbrier Academy / October 4, 2018

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, three million teens between the ages of 12 and 17 had a major depressive episode in 2016. The prevalence of major depressive episode was higher among adolescent girls (19.4%) compared to boys (6.4%). Many of these troubled girls may benefits from a boarding school for depression like…

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How a Therapeutic Boarding School for Anxiety Can Improve Academic Performance in Teens

By Greenbrier Academy / September 20, 2018

School. Homework. After-school activities (the ones that look best on a college application).  Eat. Sleep. Repeat. While most adults tell teens that these are the best years of their life, most high schoolers beg to differ. Every year, there is more and more pressure to be better, be different, be extraordinary. After all, if they…

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