A Safe Home Environment for Your Teen with Bipolar Disorder
We at Wolf Creek Academy can help your child who is struggling with Bipolar Disorder, a condition distinguished by periods of abnormally high mood and energy alternating with times of unusually depressed mood and energy level. The mood swings will go back and forth between thoughts of exhilaration and dejection, tending towards the extremes, as compared to the typical “ups and downs” which most of us experience in life.
While possibly experiencing normal phases sandwiched between, the elevated phase (clinically referred to as “manic”), could find them with racing thoughts, easily sidetracked, talking too much and sleeping too little, with incongruously high self-regard, low self control and engaging in uncontrolled behavior (i.e.: sexual activity, binge drug use/eating/drinking).
The “depressive” (clinically low) episodes might be evidenced with compunction, isolation, anxiety, excessive sleep, annoyance, and gloom, less interest in once-enjoyed sports, suicidal thoughts.
Family history and brain chemistry are considered factors, but causes for BPD are not clearly known. Other recognized factors include: a blood relative with BPD, drug or alcohol abuse, and a traumatic situation.
Wolf Creek Academy – Here to Help your Teen with Bipolar Disorder
It is essential for your child to receive a correct diagnosis, particularly due to the self-threatening nature of many of the behaviors seen with Bipolar Disorder; in some cases, commitment (either voluntary or compulsory) will be necessary, in order to allow treatment to progress. Early treatment is critical (i.e.: not confusing symptoms with chronic depression) especially as there is a high suicide rate among teens with Bipolar Disorder.
There are indeed certainly medications that can help control BPD symptoms, which should be taken along with therapy from a qualified individual. Both will be absolutely obligatory for a lifetime, since it can be misleading to feel that symptoms are no longer apparent, causing one to think that the problems may have vanished and your teen has been cured.
A Hope and a Future for Every Child.
Wolf Creek Academy is faith-based; a professionally team staffed residential boarding school, here to help your struggling or rebellious teen. Our program instills integrity, accountability, responsibility and character while providing your child behavioral counseling and a quality education.
Our family-model lifestyle offers a safe, nurturing atmosphere that encourages developing skills, particularly in building positive relationships with authority figures as well as their peers. The staff works with our boys and girls to teach them independent skills and valuable life lessons that will prove indispensible for building their future.
Counseling is provided for teens who struggle with behavioral and emotional problems, and they meet with a licensed certified counselor once weekly at a minimum. Daily group sessions are used to address issues of anger management and respect of authority, self-respect, or other relevant issues. The non-threatening atmosphere of this small group session allows them to learn from one another, and they can realize there are appropriate ways of managing their respective behavioral difficulties. Regular psychiatric monitoring is available for students who require medication.
The accredited Lighthouse Christian Academy supports the mission of Wolf Creek Academy, to help students master curriculum knowledge with the Accelerated Christian Education system. Whether moderately paced learner or high achiever, all children are enabled to work at their own ability and appropriate level in our classroom settings, and our therapeutic and nurturing environment is a safeguard for success.
Designed to meet the learning needs of the individual child, students advance at their own pace; most often an accelerated pace which boosts self-respect, repairs self-confidence and promotes security for a successful future. They are recognized and rewarded for value, effort and significance in learning.
So many teens have lost sight of a clear and positive future, but we see so many reach for their highest potential when given the tools and education to do so. Please call Wolf Creek Academy at (877) 477-9653 if you have tried everything, and are ready to see your problem child develop into a successful young adult.