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Are There Schools for Depressed Teens?

Are There Schools for Depressed Teens? - The School Solution

Are There Schools for Depressed Teens? – The School Solution

Do you have a struggling or depressed teenager who is falling behind in school and in need of serious help?

We understand finding the right treatment school for your teen is overwhelming, which is why Karen Mabie with The School Solution is here to offer you insight into the key difference between addressing teen depression versus adult depression, what the benefits of a school for depressed teens can be, and, most importantly, that you are not alone in this fight. We are here for you, and together, we will find the best way to help you depressed teenager.

What Is a Residential Treatment School, and How Can It Help?

The thought of residential treatment schools can seem daunting, but in reality, they have a lot to offer a struggling teen! The benefits of these types of programs are that teens can continue their education away from distractions while under supervision of trained staff. If your child hasn’t responded well or made significant improvement with an outpatient treatment program, it is time to look for the right treatment school for depressed teens.

A lot of local schools don’t have the types of help and assistance needed to both treat and teach your child. We have gathered some of the benefits of residential treatment programs below:

  • Drug and Alcohol Treatment
  • Self Confidence Building
  • Discipline and Healthier Routines
  • Monitored and Supervised by a Clinical Staff
  • Counseling
  • A Healthy Intervention

Learn more about the benefits of residential treatment programs.

Teen Depression Vs. Adult Depression: What’s the difference?

While there are numerous lists and online resources highlighting what depression looks like in both teenagers and adults, the bottom line is that they share common themes even if they present in different ways. For example, withdrawal and isolation are usually key symptoms of depression, but while an adult will withdraw from those closest to them, a teen may actually maintain close knit friend groups while withdrawing from parental figures.

There are some other key contrasts to keep an eye out for:

Changes in Sleeping Patterns: Teens will still find time to sleep while adults suffering from depression have a higher likelihood of experiencing insomnia.

Outward Vs. Inward Backlash: Teens will often become more irritable and lash out while adults seem to be more withdrawn and sad.

Reckless Behavior: One common thread between both groups is an increase in harmful behavior with no fear of consequences like heavy drinking, using drugs and engaging in other risky behaviors.

Remember: If your child is severely depressed and potentially suicidal, don’t wait: get immediate help. Please dial 911. Once they are safe, we can continue finding the best residential treatment program to help them transition.

You Are NOT Alone

If you have tried other treatment and/or strict reformation camps, and your child is still not responding, it’s important to remember there is still hope. This is where Karen Mabie with The School Solution steps in to find a quality school for your depressed teen. In finding the right program, it’s crucial that you utilize Karen Mabie’s help in finding the best fit for your child. There have been cases where parents find specific programs, usually online, that claim to be therapeutic, and are actually neglectful and falsely advertised.

The only way to ensure your child is attending a fully functional and accredited program is to enlist an educational consultant from The School Solution. Each program, school, and treatment facility is personally vetted by Karen Mabie so that you can trust your child is safe, and on her of his way to a healthier, happier future.

How to Find Schools for Depressed Teens

Each person has their own unique strengths, weaknesses, and battles to overcome. The process of finding the right school for depressed teens is to gather some essential information, such as treatment, family, and academic history, to create an individual portfolio.

After the initial meeting, where you will discuss struggles and goals for your child, Karen will be able to gather a list of programs, schools, and other treatment options around the country that specifically cater to your child’s needs. Here at The School Solution, we act as an advocate for you and your family to ensure your depressed teen finds the help they need without compromising their education!

Learn more about The School Solution placement process.

Call Us Today For A Better Future!

There is a better program for your struggling student out there, and Karen Mabie with The School Solution can help. Call us at (847) 242-0865 or email at kmabie@theschoolsolution.com to get started on the road to recovery today.

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Testimonial

  As a child and adolescent psychotherapist, I have sought Karen’s guidance on a number of my more challenging cases over the years. When outpatient treatment reaches a standstill and/or the child or teen has engaged in self-destructive behaviors (e.g., drug or alcohol abuse; school refusal or failure; suicidal ideation or gestures, et al) Karen…

- John Palen, Ph.D., LCSW
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