Boarding school for depressed teens
There is a variety of teen boarding schools that have students who are dealing with depression. There also is a variety of reasons that a parent would have to consider sending their child to a teen boarding school. Because there are so many teen boarding schools to choose from, a parent needs to do as much research as possible.
Depression is more than just feeling sad. Depression is a medical illness and not a sign that someone is weak. Sometime’s a parent may wonder if their teen is suffering from depression because they seem irritable or unhappy. When you add hormone havoc to the other changes in a teen’s life, it can make sense why the teen would have moods swings. Yet findings show that there are teen’s that experience depression and the problems associated with it. It is good to know that depression can be treated, and if your teen is unhappy for more than two weeks and he or she displays other symptoms of depression, such as they may have a noticeable change in their thinking and behavior. They may also have no motivation and could become withdrawn, closing their bedroom door after school and staying in their rooms for hours.
Signs of Depression
Some other signs and symptoms to look for in your teen would be as follows: they may exhibit criminal behavior such as DUI or shoplifting, apathy, complaining of pain in stomach or the lower back or fatigue, they can not concentrate, difficulty making decisions, they feel guilty over everything, irresponsible behavior such as skipping school or being late for classes, they will have sudden drops in their grades or forgetting they had an obligation, they either loose interest in food or they may become a compulsive overeater resulting in rapid weight loss or gain, they may have memory loss, preoccupation with death and dying, rebellious behavior, they have anxiety, or they feel sad and have feeling of hopelessness. A depressed teen will stay awake at night and sleep during the day. They could withdraw from their friends and use alcohol or drugs and have promiscuous sex.
The teenage years are a difficult time and if a teen is depressed they can develop feelings of worthlessness and inadequacy over their grades. A teen’s family life or school performance, their social status with their peers, and sexual orientation can each have a major effect on how a teen feels. When the family or friends and the things that the teen usually enjoys can’t help them to feel better and they are sad and feel isolated, there is a good chance that he or she has teen depression.