Do you need help for your teen’s depression in Connecticut?
Since 2020 teen depression and anxiety has doubled. Experts blame the increase in screen-time as part of the reason.
Is your teen:
–Depression, anxiety, stress?
-Anger, rage, explosive?
-Vaping, doing drugs, drinking?
–ADHD, ODD, RAD, Bipolar
-Addicted to their smartphone, video-gaming?
-Refusing to go to school, skipping classes?
-Smart, but failing in school?
–Withdrawing from favorite interests?
-Defiance, disrespectful, rude?
-Stealing money from parents? Legal issues?
When will you know it’s time for a therapeutic boarding school?
1. Have you exhausted all your local resources? Finding a local adolescent therapist is always the first step, unfortunately many teen refuse the help. In some situations they will attend but not engage. Maybe you are working with your school guidance counselor — but that is no longer working. If these avenues have closed, it’s likely outpatient treatment won’t be an option.
Some parents have tried short-term hospital stays for an evaluation. Sadly, this rarely gives you long lasting behavioral changes.
2. Living with a relative. Some families have attempted to move the troubled teen to a relative. Again, sometimes this works – and others it can be a band-aid, however it can help you make that decision that you have exhausted your local resources before you decide to choose residential.
3. Is your teen a danger to themselves or other people (you)? Has your child become violent towards you or themselves? This is when you know it’s time to start researching for residential therapy. It’s not working at home.
4. Do you feel like you are hostage in your home by their behavior? Do you feel like you are walking on egg shells? Being careful about what you say or how you act for fear they may become explosive? Again, this is a red flag it may be time for residential therapy.
Since 2001 we’ve been helping parents find the right therapeutic boarding schools for their depressed teens in Connecticut. Contact us for a free consultation.