Turning Winds Kansas Connections

From the famous line in the Wizard of Oz, “…I’ve a feeling were not in Kansas anymore;”  Turning Winds, located in Montana, is the go to treatment center for teens who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, and many other mental health diagnoses. 

Every young person has potential, and as a parent, you probably have endless hopes and dreams for your adolescent’s future. Yet, as your child gets older, behavioral, mental, or emotional concerns may interrupt the life you envisioned for your adolescent. This may leave you unsure of how to support or get your teen back on track. When it feels like your teen is beyond your help or control, it can be scary. But Turning Winds is here to help. Since 2002 our treatment program in Montana has been supporting families and teens in crisis create a viable path forward. 

How To Find The Best Teen Treatment

Your Goal

You want your child to be happy and successful, so you may be searching for professional help to intervene. At-risk teens are not all the same; however, your adolescent’s actions and behaviors may fall under a broad spectrum of problems, including substance abuse, depression, dangerous or illegal choices, defiance or disobedience, failing grades, or problematic social groups. Still, even if it feels like it, no teen is beyond help or should be written off as bad or hopeless. At the core of these behaviors is a young person struggling or in pain. Often it is a result of a traumatic experience, and the adolescent is crying out for help. A therapeutic treatment center/boarding school is a great option to help your child heal. These programs achieve this through a balanced approach that includes academic and therapy-based support that focuses on the individual needs of each adolescent. This type of environment ensures that clients can get the help they need to heal while also preventing them from falling further behind in school.

Location, Location, Location

When searching for the best program for your teen, looking beyond your local area opens up many possibilities that otherwise would not be available locally.  As much as you may want your teen to stay home, or at least nearby, there are benefits to young people going out of state. By the time teens require a more intensive treatment program, they have built up negative patterns at home, with social groups, and in their lives. These patterns are hard to break. Getting away from the home environment offers youth the opportunity for a new beginnin without the pressures of their former lives interfering with progress. Out-of-state treatment programs offer teens the chance to meet new people, have new experiences, and discover different perspectives. These opportunities can help to bring about a shift in mindset and open troubled teens up to change.

Length of Stay

Your teen did not reach a crisis point overnight. Similarly, recovery will require time if it is going to last. Short term treatment programs are appealing because you want your teen to get help and begin to heal as soon as possible. But short term programs may not be as effective in the long run. It can take time for teens to adjust to a new situation and build the necessary trust with therapists and staff to engage in the process entirely. A stay of only a few short weeks or a couple of months does not provide sufficient time for most at-risk teens to make authentic changes. It requires hard work for teens to defeat destructive habits they learned to rely upon. So a total shift in mindset is vital for troubled teens to create a new, happier, and healthier self that is sustainable even after returning home.

Insurance and Cost

Quality care requires time and resources with the support of professionals. The combination of these criteria is often costly. The affordability of effective care of this caliber can intimidate families from pursuing it. However, young people should not be denied potentially life-saving treatment because of the financial burden it may present to their families.  Many insurance companies cover a significant portion of the cost for mental health treatment. Turning Winds is a recognized out of network provider for both mental health treatment and substance abuse.  To find out more about our cost, please call us now

Can Turning Winds Help My Teen?

Turning Winds is a teen treatment center that helps at-risk youth heal, reconcile with their families, and reach their full potential. Located in the mountains of Montana, we incorporate our natural surroundings into activities and the healing process for our clients. We have helped teens and their families from all around the country recover from mental, emotional, and behavioral health issues through effective and evidence-based therapies. 

To learn more about what Turning Winds can do for your adolescent and family, contact us at 800-845-1380

Kansas Health & Human Service Resources

United Way in Kansas

211 Kansas

SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration) Kansas resources

AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) Kansas

Al-Anon Family Groups Kansas

NA (Narcotics Anonymous) Kansas

Nar-Anon Kansas meetings

Center for Inclusion Kansas City LGBTQ Resources

NAMI Kansas

Heal With Turning Winds

Even when all may seem lost, Turning Winds knows that every child is born with the potential to succeed. Some teens need professional guidance to rediscover it. We want to help every teen and their family find the help they need, whether it is with us or another program that better fits your circumstances. 

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