Helping Turning Winds Students Excel Academically

Turning Winds offers a high-quality academic experience for each of our teenage clients. Students enrolled at Turning Winds experience an individualized academic experience. Our data show that our students earn an average GPA of 3.5 while here, and in a 12-month time period our average student completes about 1.5-2 years of school while experiencing an […]

Three Main Responsibilities in Treatment

Turning Winds is much more than a therapeutic program—we are a vibrant community. We celebrate every milestone our teenage clients achieve, from the smallest vulnerable conversations to the most significant victories. Parents are integral members of our process, and we encourage their active involvement in their children’s journey. We take immense pride in the enduring […]

Teenage Depression in “The Son”

This article discusses suicide. If you are having thoughts of suicide, call or text 988 to reach the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline or go to for a list of additional resources. The movie The Son had its world premiere last year at the Venice International Film Festival. The nationwide release in the US followed […]

New Health Advisory on Social Media Use For Teens

Social media platforms have had an immense impact on the lives of today’s teens. A 2018 Pew Research Center survey of some 750 13–17-year-olds found that 45 percent were online almost constantly and 97 percent used social media platforms, such as YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, or Snapchat. These numbers are unlikely to have gone down since […]

Give Them Enough Time

Teen with therapist in an individual session.

Many residential treatment centers for teenage clients are not set up for long-term care, focusing on 30–90-day treatment periods instead. This is great for getting teens in crisis to stabilize but it is often not enough time to facilitate lasting change. In our experience, adequate time is a must for the growth and change required […]

How to Help Your Teen Succeed After Treatment

Over the past two decades, Turning Winds has been able to help many families overcome what seemed impossible odds. Substance misuse and other mental health conditions typically exert severe stress on the entire family system, making them relationship issues. Families often end up in turmoil—especially if the turmoil is centered on a teenage child.  “They […]

The Turning Winds Kitchen Got an Upgrade!

Good nutrition is an important requirement for growing bodies in recovery. “You should pray for a healthy mind in a healthy body,” advised the Roman poet Juvenal nineteen centuries ago—making that motto famous ever since. For teenagers with mental health and substance misuse issues a healthy diet is key to a positive treatment outcome. In […]

Finding Help For Your Troubled Teen

One of the hardest calls a parent can make is to seek help for a child in trouble. Their families are usually in crisis mode and are unsure what the best course of action might be.  “Understandably, it’s not a call any family really wants to make,” says Turning Winds admissions director Eric Loesch. “In […]