Do you need teen help for your teen’s depression? Parenting difficult teens is climbing.
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 residential therapy?
1. Have you exhausted all your local resources? From using local therapy to extending into outpatient teens can be easily shut-down. Although we know that many times it’s difficult to get a teen to open up to therapist – or even attend a session, parents need to know they at least tried. When in residential treatment, the entire program evolves around their emotional wellness, 24/7. Being removed from their negativity – helps tremendously.
2. Living with a relative. Some families have attempted to move the depressed teen to a relative — with the hopes of a new environment can shift the behavior. 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 — the depression has become self-destructive? 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. Contact us for a free consultation.