Serving Her Community: 5 Mental Health Benefits for Your Teen

By Greenbrier Academy / June 2, 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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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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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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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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Teens and Sexting: What Parents Need to Know

By Greenbrier Academy / April 2, 2017

By the age of 12, many pre-teens have their first cell phone. While most parents hope their teen is responsible with this technology, not all of them are. In fact, between two and seven percent of children under the age of 17 admitted in a report by the Pew Research Center to sexting. In reality, this…

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What to do When Your Teenage Daughter is Isolating

By Greenbrier Academy / March 29, 2017

  Everyone needs some time alone every once in a while. It’s healthy and rejuvenating. It helps us connect with our feelings, our needs, our values, our beliefs and our goals. However, if your daughter is isolating herself from others for long periods of time, she may develop feelings of social anxiety, loneliness, or a…

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Your Teenager: Three Mental Illnesses That Stem From Anxiety

By Greenbrier Academy / March 21, 2017

Approximately 25.1 percent of children between the age of 13 and 18 have an anxiety disorder, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIH.) Unfortunately, not all of these teenagers are getting the help they need. According to a 2015 report by the Child Mind Institute, 80 percent of youth with a diagnosable (and…

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