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Eating Disorders In Teens

Turning Winds Academic Institute (TWAI) is a premier Therapeutic Boarding School helping at-risk  adolescents  who are struggling with with eating disorders find their path through adversity and emotional distress to  a life filled with promise, productive living and healthy social engagement. 

When teens are struggling with eating disorders, early intervention and treatment offers their best chance for a successful recovery. At Turning Winds, an academic institute and therapeutic boarding school, we understand that female teens who are suffering from anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa need specialized care, intensive therapy, and an environment that makes them feel safe, while also providing plenty of structure. While at Turning Winds, teens learn the skills necessary to maintain their recovery long after they have returned home.

National and Social Media Helps Fuel Eating Disorders

Unfortunately, today’s teens are constantly bombarded with messages from media and society that strongly imply they must be very thin to be considered beautiful. During a period in their life that is already stressful, this puts them at a higher risk of developing an eating disorder because their weight is one of the few things they have complete control over in their life. And as parents already know when our children reach the teenage years there is nothing more important than control. This is where as parents we need to be alert and understand the complexities of the disorder, eating in this case, that your teen is experiencing.

Teen Girls are often suffering from eating disordersIt is important to understand that eating disorders are complex illnesses that can be devastating, both emotionally and physically. Any teen in requires professional help that not only helps them put an end to this destructive behavior, but also identifies any coexisting mental health conditions, such as depression or low self-esteem, that must be addressed as well.

At Turning Winds, we are committed to helping teens take back control of their life from their eating disorder. With one of the nation’s leading clinical, educational, and operations staff, Turning Winds employs a variety of interventional strategies, including an effective combination of individual, group, and family therapy, designed to give your child and your family the power and tools to do just that, while also preparing them for the future.

Turning Winds Academic Institute (TWAI) is a premier Residential Treatment Center and therapeutic boarding school, giving a variety of therapeutic intervention strategies (CBT, DBT, behavioral therapy) and outdoor recreation and adventure therapy to adolescents struggling with bipolar disorder, opiate abuse/addiction, and/or defiance. Contact one of our expert intake counselors at (800) 845-1380 today!

Turning Winds Recommends National Resource for Parents of Troubled Youth

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) strengthens the health security of the United States. As the nation’s health protection department, the CDC saves citizens lives, protects, and educates teen boys and girls and young adults from serious health threats. In these dangers considered health threats include obesity, smoking and tobacco use, anxiety, and sexually transmitted diseases. To accomplish this, CDC conducts salient science practices and offers health education to the adolescents and young adults in your local area, and all over the nation. Fghting against expensive and dangerous health dangers, the CDC responds when these health threats arise.

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