Helping Girls with Depression at New Lifehouse
Many people do not accurately understand Depression, and many who suffer from it are hesitant to ask for help, concerned by the stigma that may be identified with the illness.
We can help your daughter if she struggles with Depression, which is more than simply feeling sad. It is an omnipresent sense of hopelessness, bleakness and despair that engulfs her life, leaving her to suffer without relief. Symptoms of depression can include irritability, self-hatred, difficulty concentrating, loss of interest in once-favorite hobbies, changes in sleep patterns, appetite or weight, or reduced energy.
New Lifehouse – Offering a Unique Approach for Your Daughter With Depression
As parents, it may be difficult to recognize the symptoms, because the more normal response to it in teens is petulance rather than despondency. Your daughter may show enmity, crabbiness and loss of temper. Teen Depression often leads to self-medication with drugs or alcohol, and creates problems with schoolwork. Depression is a also a major cause of teen suicide, emphasizing the importance of getting problems treated early instead of hoping things will simply improve on their own.
Treatment for Depression normally calls for at least some professional assistance. Therapy might well be combined with medication to assist your child in regaining a more reasonable approach to life’s challenges, to uncover origins of the Depression, and to offer coping strategies for the feelings of helplessness and desolation. She might find respite from symptoms by making healthy changes in her nutritional and exercise regimens, or by learning stress management techniques. Most people respond well to treatments, and have partial or complete recovery from symptoms.
New Lifehouse- Raising Your Daughter’s Vision to See Greater Possibilities in Life
New Lifehouse is a 915-acre working ranch in beautiful Northeastern Oklahoma. Our facility is a 12-15 month residential program accredited with Teen Challenge USA. The Cross Christian Academy is our private, accredited, year round school that the girls attend while at New Lifehouse. Our program offers a very structured environment to help foster growth in each of our student’s lives. We use a level system to help teach the students appreciation, gratitude, responsibility, submission to authority, self-control, leadership, time-management, and a strong work ethic. The first levels are very controlled but as the students improve and progress, they are awarded higher levels. The higher levels allow for more privileges, freedom, and responsibilities.
During a student’s stay at New Lifehouse, each student will have the opportunity to learn various vocational skills such as welding, basic carpentry, plumbing, lawn care, fence repair & building, livestock care, and other ranch duties. The students are also involved with various community service projects. This aspect of the program is used to assist the students in building a strong work ethic to enable them to be successful in their communities, families, and future careers.
New Lifehouse may be just what you need if you want your good daughter back, with clear thinking and positive pursuits. Call us at (918) 435-8206 so we can help your daughter be better prepared to meet life’s challenges and become a whole young woman.