Treating Your Son with Depression
We can treat your boy who is suffering from Depression, which is more than simply sadness. It is an all-encompassing sense of hopelessness, bleakness and worthlessness that surrounds his life, leaving him in anguish without relief. Symptoms of depression can include loss of interest in once-enjoyable activities and hobbies, changes in appetite, weight or sleep, reduced energy, self-hatred, trouble concentrating and unexplained aches and pains. Many people do not properly understand Depression, and some who suffer from it are reluctant to get help, troubled by the stigma that may be attached to the illness.
A Sophisticated Clinical Program For Your Son with Depression
Treatment for Depression normally requires at least some level of professional assistance. Therapy might well be combined with medication to aid your child in regaining a more reasonable approach to life’s challenges, to help uncover origins of the depression as well as provide effective coping strategies for dealing with the feelings of helplessness and despair. He might find respite from symptoms by making healthy changes in his diet and exercise regimen, or by learning stress management techniques. Most people 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 frequent response to it in teens is petulance rather than despondency. Your teen 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 a also a major cause of teen suicide, emphasizing the weight of seeking treatment early for problems rather than hoping things will improve in their own time
Helping children who are dealing with depression, relational conflict, and behavioral/emotional struggles is the very reason for our existence.
Promise Village…We See Your Son’s Promise and Possibility, Not Problem
A non-denominational, therapeutically intensive residential facility for troubled boys; Promise Village uses an eclectic approach to treatment and a Relationship-based concept, which lets them know that we are there to help in any way possible as they work through their issues. A nurturing clinical atmosphere helps foster the development of trust, responsibility, self-worth, and self-discipline in the lives of our residents.
We’ll identify core issues, and customize your son’s Treatment Plan with which we’ll help him heal from struggles with Depression, develop new ways and skills to think and conduct himself. Individual, group, recreational, and animal therapies integrate multiple treatment modalities; group sessions are key because of the overwhelming attention boys his age give while trying to conform to group norms and it’s here he’ll resolve issues of value, anger, peer pressure and conflict, with support and feedback, in a controlled and safe environment.
Animal-assisted therapy teaches life skills and responsibility as he cares for the animals, showing them compassion, respect and patience. Recreational Therapy is meant to be fun, filled with teachable moments in which teamwork, creativity and critical thinking are honed. In all aspects of Promise Village life, your son will be closely supervised by skilled Therapists and Life Coaches, who will model, motivate, and mentor him throughout each day. Our ongoing Psychiatric Evaluations provide for constant monitoring, and we’ll look to reduce/eliminate the need for any medication, as core issues are resolved.
The Academy enable’s him to conquer new academic challenges and further his educational progress, when he’ll start to set new life goals and observe the importance of schooling to attain them. Success builds on success.
You’ve faced disappointment, fear and discouragement while watching your son’s self-destructive behavior. Promise Village sees possibilities not problems, and will help him overcome his challenges, discover his strengths and develop a positive and healthy perspective on life that will serve him long after he leaves our care.
Please contact us at 1-877-A PROMISE for further information.