We Help Boys with Bipolar Disorder
We at Agapé can help sufferers from Bipolar Disorder, a condition characterized by periods of unusually high mood and energy followed by periods of abnormally low mood and energy level. His mood swings back and forth between feelings of euphoria and depression, tending towards the extremes when compared to the normal “ups and downs” which virtually everybody experiences in life.
While he may experience normal phases between, the high phase (clinically referred to as “manic”), might find him easily distracted, with racing thoughts, high self-esteem, too much talking and too little need for sleep, poor judgment and temper control, and engaging in reckless behavior (i.e.: sexual activity, binge drinking/eating/drug use).
His “depressive” (clinically low) episodes might be marked with anxiety, guilt, isolation, annoyance, sadness, lack of energy, excessive/disturbed sleep, loss of interest in once-enjoyable activities or friends, suicidal thoughts or actions.
Family history and brain chemistry are considered factors, but causes for BPD are not clearly known, but might include: a blood relative with BPD, drug or alcohol self-destructive behavior, an excessive amount of a high stress or traumatic situation.
It is essential for your boy to be correctly diagnosed, particularly because of the self-threatening nature of many of the behaviors linked to Bipolar Disorder; in some cases, commitment (either voluntary or involuntary) will be appropriate, in order to allow treatment to proceed. Early treatment is critical (i.e.: not confusing his symptoms with chronic depression), especially as there is a high suicide rate among teens with Bipolar Disorder.
What Makes Agapé Boarding School the Right Place for Your Son?
A very affordable, high quality Christian boarding school for young men in crisis, Agapé Boarding Schoolspecializes in helping troubled boys who struggle with authority, are defiant and angry, unmotivated or withdrawn, been swayed into misbehavior or negatively influenced by their peers, or are experimenting with life-threatening activities,
Our fully accredited school with sprawling campus, first-class sports facilities and hundreds of animals is designed especially for adolescent boys 12-17 who’ve gotten off track; we only work with difficult boys including those who suffer from Bipolar Disorder symptoms, so we have the experience to handle your son.
Agapé is Greek for “God’s unconditional love” – and that’s what we’ll show to your boy who is dealing with behavior issues that can threaten his future. At Agapé, our approach is loving, but firm, with 24/7 watchful care – what most troubled boys need. With God’s daily love, he’ll see his spiritual growth open the door to positive emotional growth.
If you’ve already tried short-term programs or other treatments but with no success and your son still refuses the idea of change, a residential program like Agapé Boarding School may be necessary.
If your son has been labeled a dropout or failure, we are here to transform him into a respectful and respectable young man with renewed relationships and a new purpose in life, prepared to lead a productive life in whatever career path he chooses. We will give him the work ethic and relational skills to get his life back on the right track and be a productive member of society.