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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Depression and Anxiety: 4 Scientifically-Proven Ways Prayer Helps

By Greenbrier Academy / April 26, 2018

According to a 2014 poll by Pew Research, 55 percent of Americans pray daily. Pray is an important part of many individual’s lives; in fact, humans have been praying for thousands of years to different deities and versions of their God. Even those who reported to be atheists and agnostics admitted in the poll that…

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Breakthrough in Equine Therapy for Troubled Teens: HEAL Therapy Model

By Greenbrier Academy / February 16, 2018

Some horses will test you. Some will teach you. And some will bring out the BEST in you. Unknown Many of us grew up with an interest in horses. There is something about their powerful stature and knowing eyes make them a special kind of animal. At Greenbrier, we’ve learned just how special they really…

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Six Unthought of Ways to Help Fund Your Daughter’s Therapeutic Boarding School Tuition

By Greenbrier Academy / October 24, 2017

Navigating the therapeutic world can be a daunting task where the choices seem endless and may leave you wondering how you will ever decide which program is right for your daughter and your family. Trying to figure out how to pay for a program can be even harder, and may encourage some families to delay…

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Serving Her Community: 5 Mental Health Benefits for Your Teen

By Greenbrier Academy / August 25, 2017

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…

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

By Greenbrier Academy / August 4, 2017

  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.…

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Empowering Your Teenager for True Change

By Greenbrier Academy / August 1, 2017

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…

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

By Greenbrier Academy / July 10, 2017

  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.…

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Your Words Have Power: 4 Things to Never Say to Your Teen

By Greenbrier Academy / June 9, 2017

  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, especially if you feel helpless in the situation. Insecurities can drive teens to make wrong choices in life, cause a…

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