New Hope Boys Home helps troubled teen boys heal from depression. Our affordable, year-round Christian boarding school helps boys ages 12-17 who are misbehaving and struggling with self-destructive or dangerous behaviors. We help boys transform into responsible, respectful and peaceful young men. Call for more information, 512-521-3655.
Recognizing Depression in Teen Boys
We can help your son if 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 Boys with Depression at New Hope
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 people 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.
We Want to Help!
New Hope Boys Home’s low-cost boarding school and therapeutic program in Central Texas features licensed counselors, top academics and adventurous therapeutic activities. Teen boys also benefit from vocational training and mentoring, designed to better transition them into adulthood. Call now to find help for your teen boy who suffers with depression, 512-521-3655.