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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Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders: Help for Teen Girls

By Greenbrier Academy / February 4, 2019

  When your teen daughter’s eating habits suddenly change, it’s easy to say, “It’s just a phase.” When teenagers reach adolescence, it is true that they go through different phases where they figure out who they are, where they fit in in the world and what their life will be like. It IS normal for…

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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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Setting Your New Year’s Resolution? Don’t Forget About This!

By Greenbrier Academy / December 20, 2018

It’s the end of the 2018! What a full and purposeful year it’s been. Do you have any New Year’s rituals that you love? At GBA, we’re taking a moment of reflection. We’re celebrating the many successes of our students this year, and acknowledge the steps many are taking towards higher education. Nothing is more…

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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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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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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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