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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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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5 Reasons for School Avoidance and Refusal (And How to Handle It)

By Greenbrier Academy / April 5, 2018

School avoidance and refusal, often referred to as school phobia, occurs in about five percent of children and can last well into the teen years. Many troubled teens with this issue refuse to attend school and create (often logical) reasons why they can’t and shouldn’t go.

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Is Your Daughter Struggling With an Eating Disorder? 5 Types of Therapies That Can Help

By Greenbrier Academy / March 25, 2018

  Eating disorders are a concern every parent hopes they don’t have to deal with while they are raising a family. Unfortunately, statistics show that 2.7 percent of teens between the ages of 13 and 18 have an eating disorder. Approximately 50 percent of girls report using some type of unhealthy behavior to control their…

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7 Reasons Your Daughter Should Learn a Foreign Language

By Greenbrier Academy / March 5, 2018

At Greenbrier Academy, we offer many academic options for our students that help achieve their goals of graduating high school and preparing for college. This includes two foreign languages, Spanish and French. Learning a foreign language may look good on a college application, but these courses offer many other advantages as well.

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Six Tips on How to Spot Cyberbullying and Stop It

By Greenbrier Academy / February 13, 2018

As a whole, we have become a people who spend quite a lot of time online. In fact, a relatively new study by CNN called #Being13 reveals that teens spend more time than most. Would the fact that teens check their social media messages an average of 100 times every day surprise you? It’s true.…

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Five Risk Factors of Teen Suicide

By Greenbrier Academy / February 8, 2018

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for tweens and teens between the ages of 10 and 24 in the United States. An average of 17.4 percent of teens decide to take their own life, leaving their parents, family and friends behind, confused and uncertain as to how this all happened. While the number…

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Life After Greenbrier: What’s Next for Your Daughter?

By Greenbrier Academy / January 25, 2018

Graduating from the Greenbrier Academy for Girls is a major moment in your daughter’s life. To reach this step, she has gone through each of her aspirations and met the therapeutic requirements of the program. She’s improved academically and socially. Many graduates have even taken their ACT or SAT exams for college. Stepping out of…

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5 Ways to Help Your Child Through a Divorce

By Greenbrier Academy / December 29, 2017

The teen years aren’t easy. In fact, it’s challenging for any teen to deal with the physical and mental changes associated with adolescence. When you factor in a trauma like separation or divorce, the teenage years can become even harder to deal with. Can your teen survive this type of change and emerge from it…

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Greenbrier Academy’s Cat Rescue Program: The Value of Compassion

By Greenbrier Academy / December 17, 2017

While many people think of dogs as emotional support animals, cats are quickly becoming the go-to choice for individuals with anxiety, depression, PTSD and other mental health challenges. Felines not only help keep people company and prevent them from feeling alone or lonely, they also boost serotonin production in the brain, which greatly improves mood.…

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