Caribbean Mountain Academy understands that you need to find help for your teen suffering from depression, and we are here for you. We offer your teenager a fresh start and a place of healing on a beautiful Caribbean island—unplugged from negative distractions and influences. Plus, family-based counseling, Christian discipleship, meaningful service projects, fully-accredited academics, fun recreation and a supportive community of students, staff, and counselors. To learn more, call 866-318-7392.
Understanding Depression in Teens
We can help your teen if he or she suffers from Depression, which is more than simply sadness or a feeling of impending doom. It is an omnipresent sensation of hopelessness, despondency and worthlessness that surrounds their life, leaving them in distress without relief. Symptoms of depression can include loss of interest in once-enjoyed activities and hobbies, changes in appetite, weight or sleep, reduced energy, irritability, self-hatred, a hard time concentrating and inexplicable aches and pains.
Many people do not accurately understand Depression, and some who suffer from it are disinclined to seek treatment, troubled by the shame that may be attached to being identified with the illness.
Help for Depressed Teens Now
Treatment for depression normally requires at least some level of professional assistance. Therapy might well be combined with medication to help your son or daughter in regaining a more balanced approach to life’s challenges, allowing them to reveal root causes of the depression as well as provide effective coping strategies for dealing with the feelings of helplessness and anguish.
Your teen might find respite of symptoms by making healthy changes in his or her nutritional and exercise habits, or by adding stress management techniques. Most respond well to treatments, and have partial or total recovery from symptoms.
As parents, it may be difficult to recognize the symptoms, because the more normal response to it in teens is petulance rather than sorrow. Your son or daughter may demonstrate enmity, crabbiness and loss of temper. Teen depression can often lead to self-medication with drugs or alcohol, and create problems with schoolwork.
Depression is also a major cause of teen suicide, emphasizing the consequence of seeking treatment early for problems rather than hoping things will work out on their own.
Caribbean Mountain Academy’s trained counselors and licensed therapist can help your teen girl or boy who struggles with depression. Please consider the safe healing environment, and effective therapy that we offer your young teen. Depression requires treatment now. Give us a call and learn more about how we can help your teen and your family. 866-318-7392.