Depression in Teenage Girls
Depression has become a far too prevalent issue for teenage girls in our society today. There are any number of reasons why teenage girls can become depressed, and there are many different help options available to them today.
Re-Creation Retreat is a professional, licensed residential treatment center offering young women a journey of self-discovery and self-empowerment, leading them to a deeper understanding of their worth, their strengths, and the principles of success in life.
How Does Depression Affect Teenage Girls?
Teenage girls today struggle with depression at a higher rate than ever before. They are actually three times more likely to have symptoms of depression than teenage boys. By the time girls enter their teen years, most of them have experienced the onset of their period, which comes with a range of emotions that they are not used to dealing with, such as increased sensitivity, mood swings, and bodily changes. Girls also begin to see how our society views women, and how much value is placed on their outer appearance. This often leads to depression as many teenage girls feel as though they don’t measure up.
There are a number of signs that could point to your teenage daughter being depressed. If you observe any changes in her appetite, energy level, sleeping habits, and academic/social functioning, then your daughter may be struggling with depression. It is critical that you seek help for your troubled teenage daughter before she falls even deeper into her depression.
Treatment for depression normally requires at least some degree of professional assistance. Therapy might well be combined with medication to assist your teen in regaining a more reasonable approach to life’s challenges, to help expose origins of the depression as well as provide effective coping strategies for dealing with the feelings of helplessness and despair. She might find respite from symptoms by making healthy changes in her diet and exercise regimen, or by adding stress management techniques. Most teens respond well to treatments, and have partial or complete recovery from symptoms.
As parents, it may be difficult to recognize the symptoms, because the more usual response to it in teens is petulance rather than sorrow. Your girl may demonstrate grumpiness 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 her problems will simply evaporate by themselves.
Re-Creation Retreat Helps Girls Overcome Depression
At Re-Creation Retreat, we are a residential treatment center and private therapeutic boarding school for troubled teenage girls that helps adolescent girls overcome a wide range of issues, including depression. Our program is designed to help the entire family heal and grow, giving the student a strong support system. We are founded on the principles of care, trust, and serving others, and we have helped countless struggling girls conquer their issues and begin living happy, successful lives.
Individualized treatment is provided by caring professionals; building strong therapeutic relationships by people who truly care. A foundation is built upon the real-life principles of care, trust, and service toward others. It is truly unique, set apart from the traditional residential treatment centers for girls.
For professional counsel, coaching, and guidance please in regard to this program and how it can help your troubled girl, please inquire online or call (928) 379-5508 to speak with our Admissions Director.