Waterford Country School and Therapeutic Boarding Program helps troubled boys, ages 11-17. We provide experienced therapy and safe, 24/7 care for boys with social, emotional, behavioral, or educational difficulties brought on by adoption, trauma, family discord, or disability. Learn more about how we can help your son who suffers with depression at www.therapeuticschool.org
Waterford’s therapeutic team can help your son when he 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 his life, leaving him 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.
Helping Teen Boys with Depression
Treatment for depression normally requires at least some level of professional assistance. Therapy might well be combined with medication to help your son in regaining a more balanced approach to life’s challenges, allowing him to reveal root causes of the depression as well as provide effective coping strategies for dealing with the feelings of helplessness and anguish. He might find respite of symptoms by making healthy changes in his nutritional and exercise habits, or by adding stress management techniques. Most young teens 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 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.
The Waterford Country School Therapeutic Boarding Program, located in rural Connecticut, serves boys ages 11-17 from around the nation. We are a nonprofit agency serving children and families since 1922. We believe all children want to succeed.
If your son is not successful in the classroom or at home and suffers from depression, we want to help. Call today! 860.440.4352