Adolescent Depression | Trinity Teen Solutions

Adolescent Depression  Adolescent Depression | Trinity Teen Solutions Montessa MitchellTrinity Teen Solutions is a faith based residential treatment center offering programs for adolescent depression. Our same sex environment allows teen girls to feel comfortable enough to be open and build strong peer support which is essential in the recovery and treatment process. We distinguish the importance of family participation in treatment as being vital to the success and recovery of our girls by empowering parents and other family members to boost family dynamics and generate more supportive and productive relationships. Trinity Teen Solutions is dedicated to offering help and hope to families in need and we are designed to generate an opportunity for change through a personal relationship with Christ. Please call 307-202-8400 for more information.

Depression is defined as an illness when the feelings of sadness and despair carry on and interfere with a child’s ability to function. Teens who are under stress, experience loss, have attention and learning issues or anxiety disorders, are at a higher risk for depression. As well, teenage girls are at especially high risk. Adolescent’s who are depressed, often have problems at home. In some cases, the parents are depressed, as this issue tends to run in families.

Depression in adolescents is one of the most common mental health problems. It can lead to loss of self-worth and discouragement. It is a mood disorder that affects many teenagers that may be described as a feeling of sadness and it interferes with everyday life. Teens who are depressed may say they want to be dead or may talk about suicide. Adolescent depression is responsible for increased risk of committing suicide. If a child says, “I want to kill myself,” or “I’m going to commit suicide,” always take the statement seriously and seek evaluation from a child mental health professional.

Signs of Depression in Adolescents

Frequent sadness, tearfulness, crying
Hopelessness
Decreased interest in activities
Persistent boredom; low energy
Social isolation, poor communication
Low self-esteem and guilt
Extreme sensitivity to rejection or failure
Increased irritability, anger or hostility
Difficulty with relationships
Frequent complaints of physical illnesses
Frequent absences from school or poor school performance
Poor concentration
A major change in eating and/or sleeping patterns
Talk of or efforts to run away from home
Alcohol and drug abuse
Self-injury

Parents, if you are seeking professional help, your child can soon be on her way to recovery from battles with depression. Please call Trinity Teen Solutions at 307-202-8400 to speak to our Admissions Specialist. We can help!