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depressionHere’s How We See Depression at Treasure Coast Boys Academy:

Many people do not accurately understand Depression, and some who suffer from it are disinclined to seek out treatment, troubled by the stigma they fear is associated with the illness.

We can help your child if he suffers with Depression, which is more than simply sadness.  It is a pervasive sense of bleakness, despair and worthlessness that engulfs him, leaving him in distress, without respite.  Symptoms can include self-loathing, irritability, changes in sleep patterns, weight or appetite, reduced energy or lack of interest in once-enjoyed hobbies or difficulty concentrating.

What Treasure Coast Boys Academy Can Do to Help Your Son Who Struggles with Depression

Treatment for Depression requires at least some professional assistance.  Therapy might be combined with medication to assist your boy in regaining a more balanced approach to life’s challenges, to help expose the root causes of the depression as well as provide effective coping strategies for dealing with the feelings of helplessness and desolation.  He might find relief from symptoms by acquiring stress management skills, or making changes in his diet and exercise routines.  Most people respond well to treatments, finding partial or total recovery from symptoms.

It may be difficult for you to recognize the symptoms, because the more usual response to it in teens is petulance rather than despondency.  Your teen may demonstrate enmity, crabbiness and loss of temper.  Teen Depression can lead to self-medication with drugs or alcohol, and create problems with his work at school.  Depression is a also a major cause of teen suicide, emphasizing the consequence of seeking treatment early for problems rather than hoping things will improve on their own.

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 schools troubled teens or Christian rehabs or educational consultants or schools for troubled youth, 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.

Helping Boys With Depression

A mood disorder characterized by a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest.

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