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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Get the Facts On All Girls Schools

By Greenbrier Academy / July 17, 2019

  Is your teen daughter struggling? Hanging out with the wrong crowd? Most likely she needs guidance to help her sense of identity and self worth. Today, we want to shed light on the research on all girls schools, and given what you and your family are going through, it would be selfish of us…

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Does Therapeutic Boarding School Work?

By Greenbrier Academy / June 20, 2019

  Have you been considering therapeutic boarding school for your troubled teen, but have doubts about whether or not they work? As you ask yourself the question “where can I send my troubled teen?”, it’s important to be thorough in your research. In this article, let’s talk about what therapeutic boarding schools are, the pros…

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Residential Aftercare Programs: Lasting Change After Wilderness Therapy

By Greenbrier Academy / June 17, 2019

Coming home after wilderness therapy can be an exciting event if you’ve been away from your teen for weeks, or even months. You want the transition after wilderness therapy to be a smooth one, and maybe you know you’re going to need extra support. Residential aftercare programs can ensure your teen is able to maintain…

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Enrolling Your Troubled Teen In Therapeutic Boarding School: What to Expect

By Greenbrier Academy / May 13, 2019

  Enrolling your daughter at a therapeutic boarding school is probably one of the most difficult decisions you will ever make. The thought of sending your troubled teen away to a therapeutic boarding school for girls to get closer is paradoxical, and you’ve worked hard to do your due diligence to ensure that the placement…

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How to Help Your Defiant Teenage Daughter

By Greenbrier Academy / April 9, 2019

  Teenage defiance and rebellion can be common characteristics associated with adolescent development, but that doesn’t make raising a teenager any easier. During this transformative time, your teenager is becoming more of an individual. You’re bound to have disagreements throughout the maturation process. At what point, however, should you be concerned for your teen and…

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Parenting a Troubled Teen: Practice Self Compassion

By Greenbrier Academy / April 4, 2019

We are all taught from a young age of how important it is to show each other compassion, but self-compassion is not always taught. If you are parenting a troubled teenager and need help, remember there are some things you can do internally to take care of yourself during this stressful time. As a therapeutic…

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Programs for Oppositional Defiance Disorder: A Unique Approach

By Greenbrier Academy / March 28, 2019

Parenting a teenager who’s defiant or disrespectful can be frustrating. While there are ways to respond to a disrespectful teen, we’ve found that their environment and peer culture play a significant role in teenage defiance. At Greenbrier, we’re a therapeutic boarding school that treats Oppositional Defiant Disorder through a unique approach. When looking for defiant…

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Best Therapeutic Activities for Youth

By Greenbrier Academy / March 26, 2019

Understandably, teen mental health has taken a negative turn over the years. With social media, negative peer pressure, and high expectations to perform and conform, the real world is bombarding our youth’s mental health and they’re struggling to cope. The rate of youth experiencing a mental health condition continues to rise. The rate of youth with…

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