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borderline personality disorderHere’s How We See Borderline Personality Disorder at Treasure Coast Boys Academy:

If your son suffers with Borderline Personality Disorder (also known as Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder) he is likely to experience things (or people) in extremes, either perfect or terrible, something (someone) wonderful one day can be appalling the next; very black and white thinking.  This can lead to his taking chronically risky actions (in food or drug consumption, spending money, driving or sex), repeated displays of annoyance or unacceptable anger, self-mutilating or suicidal behavior.

We at Boys Ranch can help your child with this mental health illness in which he might exhibit unusual levels of depth and variation of moods, persistent instability in his self-image, feelings of insignificance, conduct and interpersonal relationships.  Borderline Personality Disorder might bring about self-hatred, noticeable changes in his moods, triggered by perceived rejection, seclusion or disappointment.  With BDP, he might be excessively sensitive to critique, and his feelings toward others subject to rapid shifts and changes.  

As with many other personality disorders, while the causes for BPD are not established, a combination of environmental, genetic factors and brain chemistry are thought to be causal contributors.  Higher risk might also come from a close family member who has the disorder, or from childhood abuse or neglect.  

What Treasure Coast Boys Academy Can Do to Help Your Son Who Struggles with Borderline Personality Disorder

Left untreated, your teen can face serious complications connected to isolation and relationship issues, financial or legal problems, many of those related to substance abuse.

Treatment is primarily therapy-based but can be thorny, because there must be a great deal of trust between your son and his therapist, something often difficult to achieve because of the swift and extreme mood swings.  Distinctive treatment methods might include interpersonal therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and psycho dynamic therapy.

Certain medications are sometimes successful, although they are not a normal part of the modus operandi.

Treasure Coast Boys Academy… Giving Your Son a Second Chance at a Bright Future.

Treasure Coast Boys Academy is a Christ-centered therapeutic boarding school for at-risk boys.  We believe in the potential within each boy no matter how much trouble they are causing for themselves or others.

A dorm setting on 30-acres of Florida cattle and orchard country, we are not a lockdown facility, and think the strongest deterrent is an environment that fosters a sense of well being, where a student feels positive and safe about himself and his opportunities in the world.

Treasure Coast Boys Academy provides focused and personalized academic attention for our students. Education goes on and credits are earned, but education is not our primary focus.  Integrity, hard work, and respect for others are what we are concerned with most in our Teen Challenge program; your boy can find more success with his academic pursuits here and once back home, when those traits are firmly established.

Individual counseling sessions are not as frequent as are the many 10-15 minute life coaching opportunities that occur during daily school, ranch work, or recreational activities. Therapy takes place all day, every day at Treasure Coast Boys Academy.  As was once said, “the outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man.” A simple horse ride can provide a life changing conversation in a young man’s life at our boys ranch. The same can be said for a day spent on the lake, fishing with a good mentor.

Our goal is to provide challenging and stimulating opportunities in which students can learn trades, care for animals, and gain new experiences outside of the classroom.  Call Treasure Coast Boys Academy at (772) 978-4164 to give your at-risk son a new perspective and a fresh start toward a successful and fulfilling life.

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Teen Challenge Endorsers

  • John Ashcroft
    Former Attorney General
    John Ashcroft

    “I have been a long time support of the work Teen Challenge has accomplished and the help they have provided over the years.”

  • Ronald Reagan
    Former President
    Ronald Reagan

    “Teen Challenge is effective; it is literally changing the lives of young Americans from every walk of life. The work and dedication of Teen Challenge deserves the commendation of every citizen.”

  • James Dobson
    Founder Focus on the Family
    Dr. James C. Dobson

    “Organizations like Teen Challenge…have a far better record of dealing with social issues and people in difficulty than do the bureaucrats.”

  • Dan Cathy
    CEO Chick-fil-A
    Dan T. Cathy

    “I truly admire Teen Challenge because of its loving, life-giving ministry to individuals who are bound by life controlling addictions.”

  • George Bush
    President George
    W. Bush

    “Teen Challenge is one of the most successful programs in our country.”

  • John C. Maxwell
    Bestselling Leadership Author
    John C. Maxwell

    “Teen Challenge offers hope and restoration to individuals by exchanging their distorted views on life with God’s perspectives.”

  • Jim Blanchard
    Past Director AT&T
    Jim Blanchard

    “I have not seen a more effective ministry in leading hurting people to a life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ.”

  • Kevin Leman
    Psychologist and Author
    Dr. Kevin Leman

    “I wholeheartedly support the efforts of Teen Challenge…they really make a difference in lives and each of us can be proud that they are part of our community.”

  • John Walters
    Former Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy
    John P. Walters

    “Teen Challenge is doing the job that others only talk about. Teen Challenge is a reputable institution that needs to be highlighted.”

Should you need help finding therapeutic boarding schools or homes for troubled boys or residential therapeutic schools or religious boarding schools, please let us know. This Teen Challenge boys ranch helps at-risk teenage boys who are exhibiting oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), intermittent explosive disorder (IED), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), drug or substance abuse or addictions.

Help For Boys With Borderline Personality Disorder

A mental disorder characterized by unstable moods, behavior, and relationships.

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