Programs for Depressed Teens

Directory of Programs for Depressed Teens

Academy, The
Therapeutic Boarding School
Co-ed Ages: 12-18 Oregon $4,900/mo.
Diamond Ranch Academy
Therapeutic Boarding School
Co-ed Ages: 12-17 Utah $5,100/mo.
Sorensons Ranch School
Therapeutic Boarding School
Co-ed Ages: 13-17 Utah $5,500/mo.
Cinnamon Hills
Residential Treatment Center
Co-ed Ages: 12-18 Utah $9,000/mo
Falcon Ridge Ranch
Residential Treatment Center
Girls Ages: 12-17 Utah $7,800/mo.
Integrity House
Residential Treatment Center
Girls Ages: 12-17 Utah $5,300/mo.
Rancho Valmora
Residential Treatment Center
Co-ed Ages: 12-17 New Mexico $180/day
Red Rock Canyon School
Residential Treatment Center
Co-ed Ages: 12-17 Utah $7,000/mo.
Rite of Passage
Residential Treatment Center
Co-ed Ages: 10-20 Nevada $130/day
Three Springs
Residential Treatment Center
Boys, Girls Ages: 10-17 Alabama $125-140/day
Turnabout - Stillwater Academy
Residential Treatment Center
Co-ed Ages: 12-20 Utah $4,850/mo.
Tyler Ranch
Residential Treatment Center
Boys Ages: 6-18 Washington $2,500/mo.
Alldredge Wilderness Journey
Wilderness Program
Co-ed Ages: 13-17 West Virginia $300-395/day
Catherine Freer
Wilderness Program
Co-ed Ages: 12-17 Oregon $445/day
RedCliff Ascent
Wilderness Program
Co-ed Ages: 13-17 Utah $440/day

Parenting Depressed Teens

Are you parenting a drepressed teenager? Teen depression is a serious issue, but can be helped when you know the symptoms. Though the term "depression" can describe a normal human emotion, it also can refer to a mental disorder. Depressive illness in teenagers is defined when the feelings of depression persist and interfere with the teen's ability to function.

Depressed youth often have problems at home. In many cases, the parents are depressed, as depression tends to run in families. Over the past 50 years, depression has become more common and is now recognized at increasingly younger ages. As the rate of depression rises, so does the teen suicide rate.

Symptoms of teenage depression include: persistent boredom, difficulty with relationships, increased irritability, poor concentration, change in sleep or eating patterns, suicidal thoughts, running away, drug abuse, self-injury, hopelessness, social isolation, low self esteem, and/or sadness.

There are a wide number of different types of effective therapeutic approaches utilized for the treatment of depression today. These range from cognitive behavioral therapy, to behavioral therapy, to interpersonal therapy, to rational emotive therapy, to family and psychodynamic approaches. Both individual and group modalities are commonly used, depending upon the severity of the depressive episode and the local resources within an individual's community.

Programs that Can Help Depressed Teens

Programs that help treat depressed teens include boarding schools, residential treatment centers, wilderness programs, and boot camps. Most frequently treatment programs will use cognitive behavioral therapy as an approach to treating depression.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy is the most popular and commonly used therapy for the effective treatment of depression. Hundreds of research studies have been conducted to date which verify its safety and effectiveness in use to help treat people who suffer from this disorder. Aaron T. Beck is the father of this therapeutic technique and he has authored books and studies supporting cognitive-behavioral therapy. Consisting of a number of useful and simple techniques which focus on the internal dialogue which takes place within a person's mind, cognitive-behavioral therapy is not concerned with causes of the depression so much as what a person can do, right now, to help change the way they are feeling.




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