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Victory Helps Boys with Depression

Victory Boys Academy wants to help your pre-teen if he suffers from Depression, which is more than simply sadness or a feeling of impending doom.  It is an omnipresent sensation of hopelessness, despondency and worthlessness that surrounds hid life, leaving him in distress without relief.  Symptoms of depression can include loss of interest in once-enjoyed activities and hobbies, changes in appetite, weight or sleep, reduced energy, irritability, self-hatred, a hard time concentrating and inexplicable aches and pains.  Many people do not accurately understand Depression, and some who suffer from it are disinclined to seek treatment, troubled by the shame that may be attached to being identified with the illness.

Helping Pre-teen Boys with Depression

Treatment for depression normally requires at least some level of professional assistance.  Therapy might well be combined with medication to help your boy in regaining a more balanced approach to life’s challenges, allowing him to reveal root causes of the depression as well as provide effective coping strategies for dealing with the feelings of helplessness and anguish.  He might find respite of symptoms by making healthy changes in his nutritional and exercise habits, or by adding stress management techniques.  Most people respond well to treatments, and have partial or total recovery from symptoms.

As parents, it may be difficult to recognize the symptoms, because the more normal response to it in teens is irritability rather than sorrow.  Your young boy may demonstrate enmity, crabbiness and loss of temper.  Pre-teen depression can often lead to self-medication with drugs or alcohol, and create problems with schoolwork.  Depression also is a major cause of teen suicide, emphasizing the consequence of seeking treatment early for problems, rather than hoping things will work out on their own.

We Want to Help Your Struggling Young Boy

At Victory Boys Academy, we believe that a program of consistent daily living can help your struggling young boy learn how to make the right decisions. Some boys simply need to learn the love of Christ. Some need a more concentrated effort to catch up in school. Some need to learn the importance of respecting others–and themselves. And some just need a change of environment, away from negative peers and distractions.

Victory Boys Academy focuses on providing a nurturing learning environment for struggling young boys, in a safe, daily structured program that promotes personal, spiritual and academic growth. One on one discussions and daily interaction with trained staff significantly adds to each boy’s development as he heals and grows.

 

Leading at-risk boys, ages 8-12, to be Godly and upright young men–that’s our purpose!

We want to help your boy who struggles with depression.
Please call us today. (417) 246-1114

 

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