Whetstone Helps Boys with Borderline Personality Disorder
Whetstone Boys Ranch can help your pre-teen boy who suffers with Borderline Personality Disorder, a mental health illness in which he shows great and persistent instability in self-image, conduct and interpersonal relationships.
Borderline Personality Disorder (also sometimes referred to as Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder) might bring about self-loathing, and visible mood changes triggered by perceived rebuff, seclusion or failure. With BDP, you might see excessive sensitivity to critique, and feelings toward others subject to rapid shifts and changes. Feelings of insignificance might lead to risky, impulsive and reckless behavior.
As with many other personality disorders, while there are not established causes for BPD, factors are likely a combination of genetics, environment and brain chemistry. Higher risk might also come if a close family member has the disorder, or from childhood abuse or neglect.
Helping Your Boy with Borderline Personality Disorder
Without treatment, your child can face grave complications connected to relationship troubles and legal or financial problems, many of those related to risky activities.
Primarily therapy-based, treatment can be hit or miss; there must be great trust between your child and therapist, something often difficult to achieve because of his swift and extreme mood swings. Distinctive treatment types might include interpersonal therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and psychodynamic therapy.
Whetstone Boys Ranch is a therapeutic Christian school that serves struggling boys (ages 12-16) and their families. Here, young teen boys live, learn, work and grow as they experience essential individual, group and family therapy–plus excellent academics, exciting outdoor adventures, and useful hands-on tasks. We believe in sharpening the character of young men to become true servant-leaders in their families and communities.
“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” – Proverbs 27:17 NIV
Since 2011, Whetstone’s purpose centers on the reconciliation of boys and their families. Whetstone treats struggles such as anger, depression, low self-esteem and trauma with a loving, systems-based approach. And this comprehensive method of treatment and restoration sets us apart.
We want to help your boy with his Borderline Personality Disorder.
Please call us today. (417) 934-1112