Practice What You Preach: Prioritize Self-Care

Practice What You Preach: Prioritize Self-Care In the healthcare industry, we spend much of our time telling others how important self care is. But have you ever questioned if you are taking the time to take care of yourself? I’m sure you’re aware that May is Mental Health Awareness Month. We want to remind you…

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Special Education Private School

Asheville Academy’s Special Education Private School Recognition We are delighted to take a moment to celebrate a longstanding achievement here at Asheville Academy. For some time now, we have proudly held accreditation as a Special Education Private School, distinguishing us as the sole therapeutic boarding school and residential treatment center in North Carolina to have…

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Meet the Animals of Asheville Academy

Meet the Animals of Asheville Academy Animals play a crucial role in therapeutic settings due to their innate ability to provide comfort, companionship, and emotional support. Interacting with animals has been shown to reduce stress, anxiety, and feelings of loneliness, while also promoting relaxation and overall well-being. Our students don’t only get to play with…

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Asheville Academy for Growth

Fostering a community of healthy relationships, personal growth, and academic confidence. For many, we have been known as AAG, where the “G” once represented “Girls” in our program’s acronym. Throughout our journey, we’ve tried various changes in our name- dropping the ‘G’ all together, we even entertained a students’ suggestions to be Asheville Academy for…

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Recognizing Teens and Anxiety Issues Early

Recognizing Anxiety Wouldn’t it be great to be a kid again? No 9-to-5 job, no taxes to file, no bills, no one else to worry about. To top all that off, you get to sleep in on the weekends and have meals prepared for you every night. We all know how stressful adult life can…

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Tips For Helping Connect With Your Anxious Teen Girls

Teen Girls and Anxiety The teenage years are a time of rapid and exponential growth. During this time, teens are figuring out independence and self-agency, time management, platonic and romantic relationships, where their place is in the world, and self-discovering who they are and want to become, all while their hormones are charging developing minds.…

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Tips for Promoting Positive Children’s Mental Health

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Every parent wants their child to be healthy, but physical health is often prioritized over children’s mental health–this is a mistake. Since the two are deeply linked, a child cannot truly be physically healthy without being mentally healthy as well. Many parents aren’t sure how to keep their children’s mental health up, though. As parents,…

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Unhealthy Attachments: Attachment Disorder Symptoms in Children

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Social connection is an essential part of human nature.  We form bonds and connections with others through socialization.  Along with these social bonds comes emotional attachment, we naturally become emotionally attached to our close friends and loved ones.  However, in some circumstances, people have trouble forming healthy attachments to others, which can lead to difficulties…

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More Than a Phase: Symptoms of Depression in Teens

Let’s face it, being a teenager can be hard.  Your hormones are all out of balance and you’re growing rapidly, not a child but still not an adult yet.  Adolescence can be difficult and uncomfortable for many people, but where is the line drawn between typical teenage angst and depression.  Depression can become very serious…

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