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What to Do When Your Teenager is Distressed

When your teenager is distressed, it’s important to seek help for them quickly, as these feelings can affect their life in an incredibly negative way.  Experiencing distress can encompass feelings of sorrow, pain, anxiety, or mental suffering in other ways.  The teenage years are a very fragile time to begin with, so if your teen is suffering from distress, it’s important to get help for them right away.  You can help your teen in many ways, but sometimes to truly eradicate the problem, professional help is needed.  When this becomes the case, Zion Educational Systems is here to help.  We provide a collection of resources to parents that is very comprehensive, including lists of treatment schools and programs that are suited to the unique problems your teenager may be facing.  Contact us today at (866) 471-8579 for assistance.

What Causes Distress and What to Do

Feelings of distress very often accompany depression in teenagers.  The two usually go hand-in-hand, because depression can lead to sadness and sorrowful feelings that are usually categorized as distress.  A traumatic event or some sort of personal disaster can also lead to distress.  Depression is similar to distress, but distress is a very extreme form of the same feelings, and can be very hard to escape.  If left alone, distress can affect the academic, social, and home life of a teenager.  This happens because distress is so overhwhelming that it becomes difficult to focus on daily tasks and relationships.  Talking to your teenager and letting them know you support and care for them can help with their feelings, but ultimately professional help is almost always necessary.  Getting your teenager relief as soon as possible is important for their recovery, so parents should act quickly in the process of getting their teenager the assistance they require.

How to Find Help For Your Teenager

If you worry your teenager is suffering from distress and believe the time is right to look for professional help, Zion Educational Systems is here to assist you in your search.  We provide parents with a collection of all the resources they will need to find their child the best help that will set them on the path to recovery.  If you want to help your distressed teenager, contact us today at (866)471-8579.

If you would like to know more about therapeutic boarding school and other residential programs for troubled teens, please contact a family counselor at Zion Educational Systems for guidance.  To get started click the button below!

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