Struggling Teenagers | TTS

Struggling TeenagersTTS is a Christian focused residential treatment center for struggling teenagers who experience an array of behavioral, psychological or emotional problems. Our desire and goal is to encourage and nurture respect, self-discipline, leadership and creativity in the lives of troubled girls and create an atmosphere where individuals flourish every single day. The importance of spiritual development is emphasized by our Christian approach for girls who have lost sight of a clear and successful future. We aim to impress upon our students responsibility and honesty while providing them the opportunity for a quality education. We encourage restoration of family relationships and a connection with God. For more information on how we can help your struggling teenager, call .

What, exactly, is a struggling teen? The term struggling teen describes adolescents who show signs of obvious distress.

Common warning signs of Struggling Teenagers include Self-Defeating Behaviors

Most teens withdraw from parents, but some may feel profoundly alone and alienated, unable to connect. They want friendships but have poor self-images and little confidence. They become increasingly cut-off from school, family, and friends.

Many struggling teenagers perform poorly in school because of learning disabilities, mental health issues, difficult home lives, or school environments that are hostile.

Many teens refuse to obey rules laid down by parents, teachers, police and other authority figures. They may become involved in delinquent activity, like shoplifting, reckless driving and drug use. They may be suspended or expelled from school or in trouble with the police.

Teens may run away from home to get away from their parents, try their independence or to avoid the consequences of breaking rules.

Struggling teens have a knack for finding other struggling teens.These friends engage the teen in high-risk behaviors, such as drug and alcohol use, sex, and delinquency.

Many struggling teens show signs of depression. Common symptoms include poor appetite or overeating; difficulty with sleep, low energy and fatigue; low self-esteem; poor concentration; feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness; and irritability.

Some struggling teens show signs of an eating disorder, such as anorexia or bulimia. They may seriously undereat, binge eat, or purge through vomiting or laxative use. Teens can compulsively overeat or exercise excessively to avoid weight gain.

Some teenagers try to hurt themselves by cutting, burning, branding, bruising, or hitting themselves, among other methods. Mental health professionals generally agree that teens who try to hurt themselves in these ways do so in an effort to cope with emotional pain.

Parents, these warning signs often signal the need for professional help. Allow the professionals at TTS to help your child learn to love herself again. Call to speak to our Admissions Counselor.