Therapeutic Boarding Schools for Troubled Teens from Minnesota, located in Montana

The amazing team here at Turning Winds has been treating thousands of teens and their families since first opening their doors in 2002 and we want to make sure you have the best information to help your child triumph over the mental health battles they are dealing with. Turning Winds is a leading residential treatment center, located in Montana. We provide exceptional care for teens struggling with a myriad of diagnoses ranging from depression and PTSD to substance use and learning disorders. Our unique model incorporates some of the best practices found in therapeutic boarding schools and wilderness therapy to provide that unique Montana treatment experience. For more information on how we can help your child, Contact us online for more information, or call us at 800-845-1380. If we miss your call, rest assured we will reconnect with you promptly to start planning your transformative experience at Turning Winds.

How To Find The Best Teen Treatment

Your Goal

Chances are you have been searching for a way to help your teen address issues they have been struggling with before it is too late. You want them to not only recover, but learn new, healthier coping skills and habits so that they might live up to their truest potential. We are going to provide you with some suggestions below to help get you there.

Location, Location, Location

Sending your kiddo close to home for treatment may seem like the best option, but we have found that sending your teen to an out-of-state

treatment center that has a focus on therapy, nature, wilderness activities, GPA recovery, and an overall approach of healing the mind and body, provides the most successful opportunity at long-term recovery. By expanding your search to programs outside your immediate area you open up even great opportunities to find centers that can really help so that your child does not have to continue down the destructive path they have been traveling. This will also allow them to get away from unhealthy influences and distraction at home so that they may create a new healthy routine and outlook on life.

Length of Stay

There are a variety of teen treatment programs that offer different lengths of stay and so you may be wondering which one is the best for your child? We strongly suggest you look into long-term inpatient programs that offer anywhere from 3 months to a year. The truth is that the longer your child is able to work on their issues, the greater the opportunity they have at healing and living the life and future you dream of for them. Your child deserves the absolute best care so that they obtain the best outcome.

Insurance and Cost

Insurance and cost can cause a lot of anxiety for families during their search for treatment, but we invite you to look at this as an opportunity; an investment into your teens future. We know their struggles have bought extreme stress, tension, and suffering for all of you, but we also know that these kids are struggling and need real help. Your child is not a bad kid trying to get good, they are good kids struggling with mental and behavioral health issues who are heading down the wrong path and need help to get back on track. There are many options to look into that could help cover some of the costs of care, including health insurance, but if you are still feeling overwhelmed, we here at Turning Winds can help find out if your healthcare coverage will help offset any part of treatment and help you to better understand your insurance coverage and options. Call us anytime at 800-845-1380 and let us help guide you in the right direction.

Can Turning Winds Help?

Turning Winds is a mental health, behavioral health, and substance use disorder treatment center and boarding school for struggling adolescents located on 150 acres in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Montana. Whether you are looking for help in the state of Minnesota or wanting to attend treatment out-of-state, we can help you find the right treatment for your teen.

It is very common to feel overwhelmed by the treatment process and that is why we want to make sure you are equipped with the facts so that you can make the best decision for your child.

For more information on how Turning Winds can help you, contact us now at 800-845-1380.

Turning Winds wants to make sure that you are able to get the help you deserve, so please feel free to utilize these free resources below.

Minnesota State Resources

United Way Minnesota is a nationwide government funded organization to help those struggling with economic, health, and social issues.

2-1-1 MN is a local information and resource line.

SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration) is a government funded agency to help those struggling with mental, behavioral, and substance use disorders with limited funds and/or state funded insurance coverage find treatment.

AA  (Alcoholics Anonymous) alcoholic support group.

Al-Anon/Alateen support group for those affected by an alcoholic.

NA (Narcotics Anonymous) drug abuse support group.

Nar-Anon support group for those affected by a drug abuser.

Youth Services provides information and resources for adolescents.

LGBTQ Support provides support and resources for the LGBTQ community.

Minnesota Department of Education provides information and resources for those living in MN.

Heal With Turning Winds

Is your child or loved one struggling and lost? Have you tried all different means of help and support and nothing is working? Are you feeling overwhelmed and just not sure what you as a parent or guardian should do next? Contact us now and let us help guide you in the right direction that is best for your loved one and family. No family should have to face this journey alone, so contact us today.

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