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Master’s Ranch Helps Boys Overcome Depression

Master’s Ranch is Here for Boys with Depression

mrca-10We can help your boy if he struggles with Depression, which is more than simply sorrow.  It is an all-encompassing feeling of hopelessness, despondency and worthlessness that surrounds his life, leaving him in distress, and with no relief.  Symptoms of depression can include loss of interest in once-enjoyed activities and hobbies, changes in appetite, weight or sleep, reduced energy, irritability, self-hatred, a hard time staying focused and inexplicable aches and pains.  Many people do not correctly understand Depression, and some who suffer from it are hesitant to get treatment, fearful of the shame that may be attached to being identified with that illness.

How Teen Depression is Solved at Master’s Ranch

Treatment for Depression normally requires at least some degree of professional assistance.  Therapy might well be combined with medication to aid your son in regaining a more reasonable approach to life’s challenges, to help expose origins of the depression as well as provide effective coping strategies for dealing with the feelings of helplessness and desolation.  He might find a respite from symptoms by making healthy changes in his nutritional and exercise habits, or by adding stress management techniques.  Most people respond well to treatments, and have partial or total recovery from symptoms.

As a parent, it may be difficult to recognize the symptoms, because the more common response to it in teens is petulance rather than sorrow.  Your boy may demonstrate antagonism, crankiness and loss of temper.  Teen Depression can often lead to self-medication with drugs or alcohol, and create problems with schoolwork.  Depression is a also a major cause of teen suicide, emphasizing the significance of seeking treatment early for problems rather than hoping problems will disappear by themselves.

Master’s Ranch – A Special Place for Your Struggling Son.

10846211_10152897716362177_3560639768034839898_nA decidedly Christian, home-like setting, dedicated to the restoration and healing of families and their teens, our ranch-style residential program for troubled boys uses a family-style model with a strong emphasis on work and discipline.   Boys live on a fully operational farm and are taught responsibility by caring for horses, cattle, pigs and dogs. We give particular attention to using animals in anger management and for healing problems with emotional attachment.

The Master’s Ranch program is heavily occupational in nature. In addition to the animal husbandry skills he will learn on the ranch, your son will work with craftsmen in wood, metal, cement, plumbing and electrical construction.  

Our computer-based academic curriculum is nationally accredited, enabling students to finish much of their elective requirements for high school, with traditional classroom instruction, remedial assistance, advanced, college-prep coursework all available, as well as a vocational diploma.

We offer your boy professional clinical-type counseling from licensed therapists in pastoral, group and individual sessions.  We use an informal approach to counseling, in which the outdoors setting encourages active boys to open up and share more readily.

If you’ve almost lost hope and are fighting for your son’s future, consider our small family environment in an agricultural setting, where training is balanced with an unmistakable atmosphere of mentoring, love and acceptance.

Master’s Ranch and Christian Academy is a place of healing and hope.  Watch your at-risk teen transform into a healthy, hard-working, respectable, young man, with all the necessary confidence, self-respect and spiritual footing indispensable to fully embrace his family and his future.