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Causes of Trauma: Adversity Can Follow Children to Adulthood

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When it comes to trauma, most people think of soldiers and war–but trauma is much more common than that. The causes of trauma are vast, yet we’re only beginning to scratch the surface on the full effects they have on us and our children.

In a recent TED talk, Nadine Burke Harris took to the stage to explain why childhood trauma can have such a dramatic effect on our lives.

The early years of life are the most transformatory. Our brains, bodies, values, and personalities develop during this period of time–but this also makes us incredibly exposed and vulnerable.

Nadine Burke Harris explains how causes of trauma impact DNA

“Early adversity drastically affects health across a lifetime.” -Dr. Nadine Burke Harris

Nadine Burke Harris is a pediatrician and the founder and CEO of the Center for Youth Wellness, an institution that focuses on not just physical health, but mental health. Their goal is to prevent, screen, and heal the impacts of toxic stress.

At her institution, each child is screened at physicals using the ACE point system, which we’ll get into a bit later.

When a child’s result is positive, they’re referred to a multidisciplinary team that specializes in finding the causes of trauma and treating them. Along with this, parents are educated on the effects of trauma and how to spot red flags.

Compelling research showing that early trauma leads to difficulty throughout life is what inspired the creation of the Center for Youth Wellness. In high doses, trauma impacts brain development, the immune system, hormones, and even how our DNA is read and transcribed.

If left untreated, childhood trauma can lead to triple the risk of developing heart disease and lung cancer–and potentially shortens your life expectancy by 20 years.

Dr. Burke Harris describes trauma as something that “literally gets under our skin and changes our physiology.” The causes of trauma include everything from natural disasters to abuse to neglect to being raised by an alcoholic.

The research that changed the game

The research that changed her life was the Adverse Childhood Experiences Study by Dr. Vince Felitti at Kaiser and Dr. Bob Anda at the CDC. This study asked 17,500 adults about their exposure to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE). Of the participants, around 70 percent were caucasian and 70 percent were college-educated.

For each ACE, they would get a point on their ACE score. Then they correlated the scores to health outcomes and discovered that the higher the ACE score, the lower the heath.

The shocking thing? ACEs weren’t rare–67 percent had at least one ACE, while 12.6 percent (1 in 8) had four or more. That’s the furthest thing from rare; that’s common.

So, after reviewing this study, she decided to create an institution that took trauma into account in order to stop its effects from tainting children’s adulthoods.

While there are many causes of trauma, we’ve developed efficient and effective ways of treating it–the issue is getting people to realize how widespread this problem is.

If you believe your daughter is struggling with trauma or other mental health issues, it’s critical to reach out to a professional for guidance.

Solstice East is here to help your daughter

Solstice East is a residential treatment center for girls, ages 14 to 18. We understand the specific needs of girls, which is why our program is centered solely on them. Our students often grapple with depression, low self-esteem, anxiety, trauma, back to school anxiety, ADHD, and other emotional or behavioral problems when they come to us.

We have a strong emphasis on family therapy, nutrition, physical fitness. We also offer a supportive staff, cutting-edge academics, addiction therapy, equine therapy, and psychiatric services. At Solstice, we help set the stage for the infusion of light into the previously darkened lives of the families we serve.

For more information about how we can help at Solstice East, please contact us at 828-484-9946.

Certain Therapies Proven to Give Best PTSD Treatment for Teens

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While PTSD treatment for teens is getting more and more attention, there’s still much we need to delve into about effectiveness and efficiency. We’ve just recently gained momentum in convincing the world that PTSD is more than just an issue for soldiers–so now we need to move on to perfecting the treatment.

A recent study has looked into what therapeutic interventions are the most effective for the disorder: the winner seems to be EMDR therapy–a therapy commonly used at Solstice East. 

What is EMDR therapy?

So, what is EMDR therapy you ask? EMDR therapy is a method of working through and accepting adverse memories. You do it by moving your eyes right to left over and over and over again.

I know what you’re thinking, it sounds like something out of a science fiction book, right? There can’t be a way to help trauma victims that is as easy as moving your eyes back and forth many, many times. Well, it exists–and it works.

In the average session, an individual is told to focus on their traumatic event, whether it was a natural disaster, the loss of a loved one, or going through abuse. Then they begin the eye movement.

The theory is that moving our eyes back and forth while awake activates this ability to “process” much like we do in Rapid Eye Movement (REM). By focusing on a negative experience and moving your eyes, you’re helping your brain process what happened, allowing for a more objective view on it. Instead of an unprocessable, distressing memory, it becomes a more “normal” memory–one that doesn’t immediately elicit an emotional response when thought of.

The research backing the therapy

In a recent study by the University of Amsterdam and GGZ Rivierduinen, researchers found that “children and adolescents with posttraumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) can be successfully treated with only a few hours of EMDR or cognitive behavioral writing therapy (CBWT).”

While studies have been done on the effectiveness of EMDR for adults, little has been done for adolescents and children. This study sought to change that.

In the study, they used over 100 children and adolescents. They found that the average number of sessions needed to reach a successful treatment was four. EMDR was found to be the fastest at reaching positive outcomes, averaging at about 2 hours and 20 minutes. The did follow-up interviews a year later and found that the results were long lasting.

This is incredibly important information because out of children who are exposed to a trauma, around 16 percent will develop PTSD–but many of those children never actually receive PTSD treatment. EMDR gives professionals a fast and effective route that will likely help a child struggling with trauma.

If you believe your daughter is struggling with trauma or another mental health issue, it’s critical to reach out to a professional for guidance.

Solstice East offers PTSD treatment for girls

Solstice East is a residential treatment center for girls, ages 14 to 18. We understand the specific needs of girls, which is why our program is centered solely on them. Our students often grapple with depression, low self-esteem, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, and other emotional or behavioral problems when they come to us.

We have a strong emphasis on family therapy, nutrition, physical fitness. We also offer a supportive staff, cutting-edge academics, addiction therapy, equine therapy, and psychiatric services. At Solstice, we help set the stage for the infusion of light into the previously darkened lives of the families we serve.

For more information about our PTSD treatment at Solstice East, please contact us at 828-484-9946.

Therapeutic Treatment for Trauma: How Yoga Can Play a Role in Recovery

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In therapeutic treatment for trauma, there are many complicated processes and tactics utilized–but there’s also simplistic ones. One of those is yoga. I know what you’re thinking, “How can stretching in different positions possibly help trauma?” Well, studies show it can help in many ways you may have never imagined.

While yoga is an excellent way to keep yourself physically healthy, new research is showing that it could be extremely helpful in therapeutic treatment for trauma.

How yoga can help in therapeutic treatment for trauma

therapeutic treatment for traumaRecently, there’s been more research put into the effects of yoga and what it has to offer–especially for young girls. In one study by the Center on Poverty and Inequality at Georgetown University’s law school, researchers found that yoga could help girls who have gone through trauma more than we could’ve ever thought.

In the study, researchers focused on girls that were in the juvenile justice system because they seem to frequently be exposed to trauma. They found that fights in the institutions go down–and continue to go down–if girls are participating in yoga. Not only that, but they complain about physical ailments less.

They also found improvements in developing coping mechanisms for stressful moments and self esteem. The believe yoga may be effective in therapeutic treatment for trauma because of the controlled breathing and movements involved in the practice of yoga.

It’s known that there’s a strong body-mind connection and yoga seems to be able to tap into it. Yoga not only puts you in the moment and helps you learn to focus, it also gives you the tools to calm yourself when anxiety filled situations do arise in the future.

Improving your physical health helps improve your mental health as well–yoga is all about the body and mind link. A healthy link between the two is essential for overall wellness, which is why yoga may be the perfect method to include in therapeutic treatment for trauma.

Solstice East is here for your family

Solstice East is a residential treatment center for girls, ages 14 to 18. We understand the specific needs of girls, which is why our program is centered solely on them. Our students often grapple with depression, low self-esteem, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, and other emotional or behavioral problems when they come to us.

In our therapeutic treatment for trauma at Solstice, we include methods such as yoga to help our girls not only stay healthy physically, but also improve their mental health. While we also use other clinical tactics, it’s important to recognize the power simple habits like yoga have to offer in treatment.

We have a strong emphasis on family therapy, nutrition, physical fitness. We also offer a supportive staff, cutting-edge academics, addiction therapy, equine therapy, and psychiatric services. At Solstice, we help set the stage for the infusion of light into the previously darkened lives of the families we serve.

For more information about therapeutic treatment for trauma at Solstice East, please contact us at 828-484-9946.

Early Treatment for Trauma Shown to be Critical for Recovery

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Your house being reduced to rubble during an earthquake, all of your belongings being washed away from a hurricane, losing someone in a car accident—traumatic events can have an intense impact on the adult human brain, but for the adolescent brain it can be even more damaging if treatment for trauma isn’t applied soon enough. treatment for trauma

More studies are looking into how to improve treatment for trauma victims and the effects of experiencing a traumatic event. As a society, we’re becoming more aware that PTSD and trauma isn’t just for soldiers–it can happen to any of us, especially the young ones.

Mass trauma can affect young self-confidence

Let’s say a hurricane hits the coast. Communities are wrecked, families are displaced, and life is completely disrupted. In the moment, people do what they have to do to survive and get to safety, but what about afterwards? What are the effects?

This is exactly what a recent study by Iowa State University looked into. The researchers found that while whole communities were impacted, the children inside them had the most lasting effects.

They believe that this could be linked to how the children perceive their ability to intervene or control a situation. A disaster such as a hurricane can completely change a child’s understanding of their well-being–which is important for forming self-confidence in the later years.

They found that gender played a role, too. After traumatic events, girls were much more likely to experience PTSD symptoms compared to boys.

One researcher believes that this study shows we need to build coping mechanisms and ways to work through trauma before it’s actually needed. Understanding how children react to adverse events can help develop better and more efficient forms of treatment for trauma.

We need to strive to teach our children how to deal with bad things in effective ways–otherwise PTSD symptoms and other issues have a higher risk of developing. When a traumatic event happens, one of the first reactions is to not talk about it–but that’s often a mistake. Talking through it with a professional can help an individual work through their trauma rather than shoving it aside until it gets even worse.

Solstice East is here for your family

Solstice East is a residential treatment center for girls, ages 14 to 18. We understand the specific needs of girls, which is why our program is centered solely on them. Our students often grapple with depression, low self-esteem, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, and other emotional or behavioral problems when they come to us.

We have a strong emphasis on family therapy, nutrition, physical fitness. We also offer a supportive staff, cutting-edge academics, addiction therapy, equine therapy, and psychiatric services. At Solstice, we help set the stage for the infusion of light into the previously darkened lives of the families we serve.

For more information about treatment for trauma at Solstice East, please contact us at 828-484-9946.

 

EMDR Therapy Helps Teens Cope with Traumatic Events

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Many teenagers experience trauma, it’s just a fact of life. Whether it’s a natural disaster, accident, or abuse, many teens go through it and need treatment afterwards. While there are many treatments available, one in particular is beginning to show more and more positive results: EMDR therapy.

EMDR therapyEye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy started being used in the 1980s and has been gaining traction ever since. It has been shown to be extremely effective in helping teenagers work through and cope with traumatic events.

EMDR therapy sounds like something out of a sci-fi novel

So, what is EMDR therapy you ask? EMDR therapy is a method of working through and accepting adverse memories. You do it by moving your eyes right to left over and over and over again.

I know what you’re thinking, it sounds like something out of a science fiction book, right? There can’t be a way to help trauma victims that is as easy as moving your eyes back and forth many, many times. Well, it exists–and it works.

In the average session, an individual is told to focus on their traumatic event, whether it was a natural disaster, the loss of a loved one, or going through abuse. Then they begin the eye movement. It’s theorized that this works because of a link to the stage of sleep called Rapid Eye Movement (REM).

During this stage, with our eyes closed, our eyes move back and forth. Our brain activates and begins to go through new information, repeating important facts and moments, learning, and processing what happened throughout the day. It’s an essential part of functioning.

The theory is that moving our eyes back and forth while awake activates this ability to “process.” By focusing on a negative experience and moving your eyes, you’re helping your brain process what happened, allowing for a more objective view on it. Instead of an unprocessable, distressing memory, it becomes a more “normal” memory–one that doesn’t immediately elicit an extremely emotional response when thought of.

Currently, EMDR therapy is used to treat trauma quite often. It’s used alongside other therapies, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, in order to strengthen effectiveness.

Solstice East could help your daughter

If you believe your daughter is struggling with processing trauma or has a mental health issue, it’s critical to seek out a professional for further guidance on how to best help her thrive.

Solstice East is a residential treatment center for girls, ages 14 to 18. Our girls often grapple with depression, low self-esteem, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, bullying, and other emotional or behavioral problems when they come to us. We strive to help students develop healthy habits and lead themselves back onto a path of success and happiness through meaningful therapy and a nurturing environment.

For more information about how we use EMDR therapy at Solstice East, please contact us at 828-484-9946.

The Power of Using EMDR Therapy for Processing Trauma

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EMDR therapyPosttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is commonly associated with soldiers who have gone through tough events in war–but there’s another side of PTSD. This side includes children and adolescents who have experienced high levels of stress resulting in trauma. This can include victims of assault, violence, natural disasters, and much more. To treat these teens, many types of therapy are used, including EMDR therapy (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing).

EMDR therapy has been gaining popularity in the professional world as research confirming its ability to treat trauma increases.

EMDR therapy and how it may relate to REM sleep

EMDR therapy has been described as a way to “reshuffle” memories–more specifically, traumatic ones. A typical session includes an individual focusing on a traumatic memory while moving their eyes back and forth. Now, this may sound ridiculous, but this process has been shown to lessen the impact of traumatic memories or even help them fade.

By facing these memories head on while putting them in a state of reformation, an individual is given the chance to recognize facts and gain a new perspective on the traumatic event.

Researchers believe it has something to do with REM sleep and memory. Some believe that the eye movements utilized for EMDR therapy activate similar parts of the brain that deal with REM sleep. Experts already know that REM has a lot to do with memory and how we process emotions, information, and physical sensations. It would just make sense that this could be connected to trauma and PTSD.

Many studies have looked into this link and the evidence is beginning to become clearer and clearer. EMDR therapy has been shown to “decrease physiological arousal, increase episodic associations, and increase the recognition of true information.” It has the power to decrease distress and anxiety in PTSD sufferers, which should be argument enough to use it.

While more research can always be done to make treatments more efficient and effective, it’s apparent that EMDR therapy activates something inside the brain to help lessen the effects of trauma. We may not fully understand how the mechanics of it work yet, but the sheer possibility it holds for victims of trauma is too great to let it go unused.

Solstice East is here for your family

Solstice East is a residential treatment center for girls, ages 14 to 18. Our girls often grapple with depression, low self-esteem, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, bullying, and other emotional or behavioral problems when they come to us. We strive to help students develop healthy habits and lead themselves back onto a path of success and happiness through meaningful therapy and a nurturing environment.

For more information about how we use EMDR therapy at Solstice East, please contact us at 828-484-9946.

Living with Trauma: Overcoming PTSD from Childhood

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In movies, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is often the burden of army veterans coming home from lengthy wars. In reality, however, PTSD is far more complex. PTSD can occur in anyone, at any age. Living with PTSD from childhood, for instance, can be extremely taxing – especially considering that, unlike its adult counterpart, PTSD from childhood can have symptoms that are not commonly associated with PTSD. As a parent, there are few things more difficult than watching a child suffer. Fortunately, there are several tips that can help ease the situation. PTSD from childhood

Different Responses

Trauma is one of the most difficult concepts to define. Although mental illness is rarely easy to understand, certain patterns can be observed with most disorders. Depression or bipolar disorder, for example, come with a range of symptoms that appear most often. While each person’s individual situation might be different, it typically fits under the overarching umbrella of their diagnosis. With PTSD, however, matters become more nebulous.

PTSD is a response to trauma. However, most people who experience trauma do not develop PTSD. As a matter of fact, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, “Studies show that about 15% to 43% of girls and 14% to 43% of boys go through at least one trauma. Of those children and teens who have had a trauma, 3% to 15% of girls and 1% to 6% of boys develop PTSD.” Moreover, to further complicate matters, no two traumas are alike. The very definition of trauma depends on each person – and there are indicators that this is guided as much by biology as circumstance.

PTSD in children takes on a different shape than PTSD in adults. Where an adult might experience flashbacks, children typically put events in the wrong order or think that there were signs that could have led them to prevent the traumatic event in the first place. An adult typically withdraws from everybody, while a child might withdraw from all but a small, tightly-knit group. With age, a child might become disruptive, have problems in school, and be more likely to experiment with substances.

Finding Help for PTSD From Childhood

Perhaps the most important thing a parent can do to help their child struggling with PTSD is to be available to talk and discuss the situation – should the child want support. PTSD can spark unrelated fears in a child, so parents should be prepared for seemingly unrelated topics of conversation as well.

If your child is exhibiting symptoms of PTSD, it may be time to contact professional help. Solstice East helps young women ages 14-18 deal with trauma. For more information, call (855) 672-7058 today!

Trauma Treatment Centers: The Effects of Stress on the Brain

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trauma treatment centersWe all feel stressed out from time to time, it’s just another part of life. Sometimes stress can cause serious damage, though. In trauma treatment centers, we deal with individuals who have experienced more than regular stress. The Sidran Institute offers a clear definition of when stress becomes dangerous:

“A traumatic event or situation creates psychological trauma when it overwhelms the individual’s ability to cope, and leaves that person fearing death, annihilation, mutilation, or psychosis. The individual may feel emotionally, cognitively, and physically overwhelmed. The circumstances of the event commonly include abuse of power, betrayal of trust, entrapment, helplessness, pain, confusion, and/or loss.”

It’s in these times that the stress of a situation has the power to fiercely affect a person’s mental and physical state. It can severely impact how a student performs in school, acts at home, and interacts with others.

Stress & trauma disrupt learning

Stress can be positive. It can motivate us to get work done and innovate–but only when we still feel as if we have control of the situation. Stress becomes toxic–even traumatic–when we feel vastly out of control, unable to relax, plagued by stressful thoughts, and hopeless to a situation. In trauma treatment centers, we often deal with adolescents that have undergone this high level of distress.

When stress reaches this negative point, things start to go downhill. According to a study by the University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany, stress has the power to significantly affect learning ability. Researchers found that stress has an effect on the memory that makes it difficult for students to recall or absorb new information.

With the amount of stress students face in daily life nowadays, that should be a bit troubling. A lot of responsibility is placed on their shoulders, but little is taught in the area of how to manage it all in healthy ways. And that’s just the regular stress of a student in modern day America.

For students who have experienced a traumatic event, learning can be even more difficult. Without the proper coping methods, academic performance can plummet along with social, emotional, and physical wellness.

In some studies, it’s been found that chronic stress actually changes the brain in students. The pre-frontal cortex can be affected–which is an essential area that deals with learning. This can cause issues with concentration, creativity, memory, and attention, which are all critical parts of academic performance.

Solstice East is one of the leading teen trauma treatment centers

Solstice East is one of the best residential trauma treatment centers for girls, ages 14 to 18. Our girls often grapple with depression, low self-esteem, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, bullying, and other emotional or behavioral problems when they come to us. As one of the leading trauma treatment centers, we strive to help students develop healthy habits and lead themselves back onto a path of success and happiness through meaningful therapy and a nurturing environment.

For more information about Solstice East, one of the leading trauma treatment centers, please contact us at 828-484-9946.

PTSD Therapy: How Trauma and Stress Can Act Differently

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PTSD therapy“They were too young to remember.”

Have you ever heard that because an individual can’t remember a specific traumatic event, it won’t affect them? If so, it’s completely false information. Research over the years has proven that early traumatic events–even the ones you don’t remember because you were so young–can, in fact, affect you later down the road, even to the point of needing PTSD therapy.

Even though a child may not understand what’s happening in that moment, it can definitely cause issues later. These traumatic moments can be anything from abuse to natural disaster to losing a loved one. By assuming these events won’t affect someone because of their age, many young people are being left in the dark with few coping mechanisms for what they’re going through.

This is just one of the many examples of trauma affecting someone in a way many don’t expect.

Impact of trauma can be delayed

Let’s say the night after a traumatic event–a car accident, for example–your teenager sleeps fine. For the next week, they’re absolutely fine; there seems to be no change in behavior and you think everything is back to normal. Then, suddenly, they begin to have nightmares and anxiety attacks–possibly even leading to PTSD therapy.

How could the effects of the actual event be delayed for that long?

A study by the National Centre for Biological Sciences looked specifically into this question. The researchers discovered that just one extremely stressful event can lead to increased activity in the amygdala–nightmares, panic attacks, and more–but not until days later. The amygdala plays a large role in memory, making decisions, and processing emotions; it’s also one of the parts of the brain most connected with PTSD.

Hopefully, this information will lead to further research and possibly improvements in how traumatic events are handled early on. As a program that offers PTSD therapy, we’re familiar with the symptoms and effects of trauma. We also know how important early intervention is. If you believe your daughter is struggling with a mental health issue, it’s critical to reach out to a professional immediately.

Waiting and hoping things will improve usually ends badly, it is much better to reach out for help in deciding whether this issue is cause for alarm.

Solstice East offers PTSD therapy for teen girls

Solstice East is a residential treatment center which offers PTSD therapy for girls, ages 14 to 18. Our girls often grapple with depression, PTSD, low self-esteem, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, and other emotional or behavioral problems when they come to us. In our PTSD therapy, we strive to help students develop healthy habits and lead themselves back onto a path of success and happiness through meaningful therapy and a nurturing environment.

For more information about how PTSD therapy at Solstice East can help your daughter, please contact us at 828-484-9946.

What PTSD Help Options Are Available for Struggling Teens?

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When someone mentions PTSD, what comes to mind? For most, it’s an image related to a solider that has experienced some intense tragedy in war. While this type of adversity can definitely result in PTSD, it’s not the only challenge that can lead to it. No one really thinks of teenagers needing PTSD help, but it’s actually an issue that many face. Trauma or PTSD can be caused by anything from bullying to losing a loved one–the possibilities are endless (unfortunately).

PTSD helpExpectedly, this generalization that only soldiers can have PTSD can lead to many young people feeling as if they have nowhere to turn—this is far from the truth, though. Many PTSD help options exist for struggling teens, but many parents don’t know they exist; which is why we’ve compiled a list of therapies and programs that help with trauma and PTSD.

Options for teens struggling with PTSD or trauma

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

This type of therapy can be extremely effective as trauma or PTSD help for adolescents. CBT focuses on taking bleak, damaging thoughts and replacing them with helpful, constructive ones. Especially if a child is having issues with memories of their trauma, CBT can be a great first route.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

Now EMDR takes a slightly different approach–by combining cognitive therapy and directed eye movements, EMDR has been found to be effective in treating trauma and PTSD. Though it’s been found to be effective, certain aspects of it are still being argued on whether they’re necessary or not, but the strategy is still widely used and helpful as PTSD help.

Therapy & Medication

This isn’t always necessary, but it all depends on what specific issues an individual faces. If the trauma or PTSD they’re experiencing has morphed into a dual diagnosis with anxiety or depression, medication could be used in combination with therapy in order to get the desired outcome.

Residential treatment

Residential treatment is an intensive, full-bodied therapeutic experience that cannot be found elsewhere. It takes a teen and places them in a fully immersive environment in which they receive 24/7 support and care. This often allows an individual to take a breath and truly begin to move forward in their healing process.

As you can see above, there are many options available for PTSD help–and those are just the common ones. There are opportunities and programs which can help your family get back on their feet, you just have to seek them out.

Solstice East offers PTSD help for teen girls

Solstice East is a residential treatment center which offers PTSD help for girls, ages 14 to 18. Our girls often grapple with depression, PTSD, low self-esteem, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, and other emotional or behavioral problems when they come to us. In our PTSD help, we strive to help students develop healthy habits and lead themselves back onto a path of success and happiness through meaningful therapy and a nurturing environment.

For more information about PTSD help at Solstice East can help your daughter, please contact us at 828-484-9946.