We Help Teens Treat Unhealthy Behavior And The Underlying Problem
These days our youth face many challenges at school and online and it has become increasingly more difficult for parents to be involved in all their children’s activities. The modern way of life causes the family unit to be more work-centered and, at times, less connected. For teens struggling with trauma, depression, and other mental health challenges, the hecticness of everyday life can feel isolating and overwhelming. As a result, many of these teens turn to unhealthy behaviors to cope. While people are aware of the potential consequences of unhealthy behaviors, it can be hard to make the decision to seek help. Like any other disease, maladaptive coping behaviors, and trauma are better treated early on. If you and your family are currently going through this struggle with a mental disorder you are not alone. We are here to help identify it and provide treatment.
What is Dual-Diagnosis?
A person with dual-diagnosis is defined by the U.S. National Library of Medicine as a person with a mental disorder and maladaptive coping behaviors problem which usually occurs at the same time and often. The most common mental disorders include depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, and personality disorders. Usually, the symptoms of the mental disorder happen first and begin to trigger the use of unhealthy behaviors that make them feel better temporarily. A person with dual-diagnosis should treat both conditions at the same time, and that what we offer at Red Mountain Colorado.
At Red Mountain Colorado, we specialize in helping teenage boys ages 13-17 struggling with dual-diagnosis and trauma. We are a leading trauma-focused residential center for teens specializing in treating cases of dual-diagnosis. Our team is made up of trained professionals who are committed to healing the trauma that contributes to unhealthy coping behaviors. Through meditation and mindfulness practices, we can help your child strengthen their mind, body, and spirit.
Red Mountain Colorado Can Help Address The Underlying Problem
Maladaptive coping behavior is a way of trying to deal with underlying negative emotions, even if just covers them up or numbs them. Without coping with them constructively, these issues can have a significant impact on teen’s behavior and emotional health, as the consequences of unhealthy behavior can last a lifetime. Our program is designed with a focus on addressing the trauma and emotional issues that trigger the dependent behavior. We believe that the challenges of the past can be transformed into powerful energy to help build the life you choose for yourself.
While change does not happen overnight, the benefits of our program begin immediately. Throughout residential treatment at Red Mountain Colorado, families stay involved through family therapy and coaching with their child’s primary therapist. Both of these services play an essential role in your teen’s treatment and in the long-term healing process.
During a client’s stay at Red Mountain Colorado, we provide families with weekly updates and coaching sessions. Clients will also participate in a variety of therapies and activities such as yoga, adventure therapy, and martial arts. Our program is family-centered and we provide individual and group therapy sessions.
Adventure Therapy And Its Amazing Benefits
Do you remember what your teen enjoyed doing before struggling with unhealthy behaviors and trauma? Do you recall your son’s excitement when he would play outside or his favorite sport? Adventure therapy aims to recreate this sense of adventure and challenge.
Adventure therapy has many amazing benefits for teens struggling with maladaptive coping behaviors and trauma. Outdoor activities provide an opportunity for clients to step outside their comfort zone and try new things, supported by trained staff. New challenges like rock climbing and white water rafting can help your teen address their stress in a healthy and positive environment.
The overall benefits of adventure therapy include:
As students go on adventures, they learn teamwork and how to rely on their peers. These experiences help teens develop their sense of trust with adults who are facilitating the activity and monitoring their safety.
Coping Skills & Stress Resolution
Students learn teamwork and self-efficacy skills that they can use when faced with stress. They are empowered and given a new sense of purpose separate from their old behaviors.
Creating New Patterns
By successfully completing a challenge that they may perceive as stressful or hard, students learn and create new patterns that they can utilize moving forward.
We guide our students to learn, heal, and grow in a supportive, structured, and caring environment helping them to achieve their full potential.