Is your teen struggling to feel like themselves again? Find hope at our Christ-centered treatment center.
In recent years, the pandemic has compounded behavioral health issues for adolescents, including dealing with stress, anxiety, and frustration. Recent data shows that 37% of teens have struggled with their mental health during the pandemic, and 44% have felt an ongoing sense of hopelessness or sadness.
Shepherd’s Hill Academy can help. Thanks to its unique, proven approach to nature-based therapy, teens can recover in an unplugged environment, while continuing their education and while finding spiritual discipline in a Christ-centered treatment center.
Providing the Best Teen Recovery Options
Ways Shepherd’s Hill Academy Supports Recovery
Shepherd’s Hill Academy can help teens with mental health disorders, anger issues, and other problems. Each child’s disorder can benefit from this teen recovery program in a different way.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
ADHD is one of the most common diagnoses for teenagers. Without treatment, it can negatively impact a child’s ability to learn in school.
When a teen suffers from anger issues, a nature-based program can help them focus on coping mechanisms, like mindfulness and breathing. Over time, they can learn to manage their anger.
High Functioning Autism (ASD)
At teen recovery centers, adolescents can learn to manage their autism. Being in a nature-based environment helps teens gain awareness and cooperative skills. Plus, it helps to reduce how overwhelmed the teen feels by outside noises and digital distractions.
Mood Disorders, Anxiety, Depression & Bi-Polar Disorder
Mood disorders can stem from many causes. Therapy can be an effective way to treat and manage these conditions.
Oppositional Defiance Disorder (ODD)
Teens with this disorder are frequently uncooperative and hostile toward authority figures. Physical exercise and behavioral therapies are popular treatments for ODD.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Spending time in nature can significantly reduce the symptoms of PTSD. Over time, being exposed to nature can help the individual to reduce stress while improving their physical and mental well-being.
Self-Harm & Suicidal Thoughts
Among adolescents who suffered from self-harm, less than one out of five seeks treatment. By diagnosing and treating anxiety and depression in a teen recovery program, adolescents can effectively alleviate the root cause of their self-harm and suicidal thoughts.
Sexual Abuse Victims
Teen facilities can do more than focus on teen substance abuse recovery. The treatment center can help teens handle the lasting trauma and emotional consequences of sexual abuse.
Substance Abuse and Digital Addiction Recovery
While Shepherd’s Hill Academy treats more than substance abuse and digital addictions, many of its programs exclusively target these disorders. Typically, teens begin treatment at a detox center before transferring to Shepherd’s Hill Academy’s therapeutic program.
Benefits of a Nature-Based Boarding School for Teens
A nature-based boarding school provides an ideal combination of treatment and recovery. It goes beyond the standard therapies offered by typical teen recovery centers.
Nature-based programs can help in the following ways.
More time in nature is linked to lower stress, better mood, and enhanced attention.
Spending time in nature can alleviate anxiety and depression.
Teens can escape from the constant annoyance and stress of digital devices.
It can reduce nervous system arousal and boost self-esteem.
Nature-based treatment can help with ADHD, PTSD, and mood modification.
“The discipline, the responsibility, the spiritual guidance, and the schooling were exactly on target. SHA ministered to the entire family. Their program is unique – just like our situation was – but I can truthfully say their intervention in the life of my grandson helped him become a young man to be proud of. Would we do it again – without question.”
– Sara T, Grandparent of SHA Graduate
Discover Nature-Based Teen Recovery
If you or a loved one needs a teen recovery program, Shepherd’s Hill Academy can help. The School Choices quiz can help you determine if an unplugged environment is right for your teen. To find out more information, fill out the form or call us directly.