The #1 Treatment for Depression in Teen Girls

By Greenbrier Academy / August 19, 2019

  Depression in teen girls is on the rise in the United States. Could it be the booming popularity and consumption of social media? Are teen girls lacking positive, real world connection as the internet becomes their main social outlet? Many research outcomes say the media is certainly playing its part, but in many ways…

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Do Girls with Depression Need Boarding School?

By Greenbrier Academy / August 12, 2019

  In today’s society, it’s difficult for teen girls to feel good about themselves. With the boom in popularity of social media apps, teen girls learn to idolize unrealistic body expectations, to compete with one another in all aspects of beauty and it leaves them feeling empty and lonely. Unfortunately, teen depression is on the…

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4 Ways International Service Can Help With Academic Success

By Greenbrier Academy / February 18, 2019

  “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” If your daughter is suffering from mental health problems like anxiety, depression, or emotional trauma, you’ve no doubt noticed a significant effect on her life and her interactions with family members and friends. Mental health problems can have serious…

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Signs of Use, Abuse and Addiction in Your Teenager

By Greenbrier Academy / January 10, 2019

As a parent, you want to believe the best of your child. However, if you’ve noticed some changes in your daughter’s behavior, attitude, physical appearance or social group, you may wonder if you should be concerned. This is perfectly normal, and this concern could, in fact, save your daughter’s life. Physical, emotional, behavioral and social…

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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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5 Art Therapy Benefits for Troubled Teens

By Greenbrier Academy / November 30, 2018

Among the many activities at our boarding school for girls, the therapeutic arts program is always a favorite among students. We offer several different types of classes, including drawing, painting, digital arts and ceramics. These courses, while enjoyable, are part of a well rounded curriculum at a boarding school for girls. In fact, the arts…

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Are Your Teen’s Friends the Problem? How To Know What’s Going On Without Causing a Fight.

By Greenbrier Academy / November 26, 2018

  Adolescence is a time of change. Your teenage daughter is testing her boundaries, learning what she can and cannot do, and finding out who she is. However, she isn’t doing this without peer influence. As she grows older, she may seek out different friends than those she had when she was younger, and those…

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Has Your Daughter Shut You Out? How to Start Healthy Conversations

By Greenbrier Academy / October 29, 2018

  Teenage years are a time for identity development. It’s normal and healthy for adolescent youth to start exploring their individuality. As they go through adolescence, they struggle with hormones, growing up and figuring out who they are and where they belong in the world. They might push you away, but, according to Psychology Today,…

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

By Greenbrier Academy / October 11, 2018

  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…

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What is a Therapeutic Boarding School?

By Greenbrier Academy / October 9, 2018

  Whether you are looking for boarding schools for depression or therapeutic schools for anxiety, one thing is certain. Not all boarding schools are the same. They have different locations, academic structure and sizes. More importantly, boarding schools have different purposes. For instance, a traditional boarding schools’s prominent focus is preparing their students for college.…

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