What Are Teens Thinking?!
The Straight Facts About The Social-Networking, Risk-Taking, Still-Developing Teens Brain
To an extent teenage rebellion is a normal part of the development of individual personalities on the path to adulthood. Teens undergo rapid brain development, presenting vulnerabilities to chronic stress due to extreme pressures from their social environments, as well as elevated hormonal and neurological reactions to stress stimuli relative to children and adults. Patience, tolerance, exercise, meditation can all help teens cope with stress. When stress becomes chronic, anxiety disorders may develop, requiring cognitive behavioral therapy and medication. The most effective treatments, however, are individualized and engage family, school, and other major elements of the adolescent’s social context in treating anxiety. This information is valuable to adolescent sufferers of chronic stress and anxiety, as well as the families, employers, teachers, and counselors who form the context of support.
Not All Teens Are Created Equal
At Bluefield, we work with our students to address any and all issues they are facing, both in recovery and in the classroom. We get students extra help when they need it, whether it’s from one of our own licensed professionals, a local psychiatrist or an academic tutor. In addition, we work with all of our students’ families and school administrators to not only hold our students accountable, but also make sure they’re getting their needs met. We nurture a healthy, stress-free environment where our students can find relief from the pressures of school and everyday life. Our students practice mindfulness and meditation on a daily basis, which helps to ease the anxiety of early revovery and looming assignments. We realize that not every student is going to need the exact same treatment, so we individualize each student’s treatment to address all of their needs.