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Helping Boys with Borderline Personality Disorder

shocked-teenGateway Christian Academy can help your son with Borderline Personality Disorder, a mental health illness in which he might exhibit display show evidence of unusual atypical levels of depth and variation of moods, and persistent instability in his interpersonal relationships. Borderline Personality Disorder (also sometimes referred to as Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder) might bring about self-hatred, marked by noticeable change in mood triggered by perceived rejection, seclusion or disappointment.  With BDP, he might be overly excessively hyper sensitive to correction or criticism or critique, and his feelings toward others subject to rapid shifts and changes.  Feelings of unimportance might lead to risky, impulsive and reckless behavior.

If your son struggles with Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder he is likely to perceive things (or people) in black and white extremes, either perfect or terrible, something or someone wonderful one day can be appalling the next; very extreme black and white thinking.  This can lead him to chronic dangerously irresponsible actions, frequent numerous repeated displays of annoyance, inappropriate anger, or self-mutilation.

As with many other personality disorders, while the causes for BPD are not known established, a combination of environmental, genetic factors and brain chemistry are thought to be causal contributors factors.  Higher risk might also come from a close family member who has the disorder, or from childhood abuse or neglect.  

Gateway Academy – Where Troubled Boys Become Respectful Men

therapeutic boys boarding schoolsGateway Academy for Boys is a character-building boarding school offering positive discipline and life-change in troubled boys who need discipline and structure, respect for authority and for their loved ones.

With our goal oriented lifestyle program your boy will be given a new direction, new drive, and a passion to be a better person and serve others.   Boys once without purpose will now have solid goals and focus for their life.  We teach self-discipline, trust in God, the value of academics, and service to others, leading to a desire to be successful in life.

The Academy (also a ranch and farm) offers counseling, competitive team sports, spiritual emphasis and mission outreach. These combine to turn troubled boys into respectful and caring young men. Boys need to build their muscles, their mind, and their spirit and the Gateway family strives for the betterment of each student, and the restoration of the family.

A high school diploma is awarded upon graduation from our school, where certified teachers assist our students with computer based, Christian curriculum that emphasizes individual learning.  Participation in athletics is strongly encouraged, as sports teach teamwork and camaraderie, invaluable interpersonal skills for a world absorbed by computers and gadgets.

Twice weekly chapel services, evenings of Bible discussion, and biblical themes interjected into all we do create a pattern of achievement with our life changing Teen Challenge, military format (we were once a Christian military school).

Gateway Academy for Boys provides an environment that fosters a sense of well-being and ongoing support for those troubled by personal, spiritual and academic challenges. Call us at 850 547-9011 to explore our program, designed to help your son get back on track, and bring healing to your home and his life.


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A life-changing program and boarding school for boys ages 12-17 that teaches discipline and builds character, confidence, respect, and leadership.

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Should you need help finding private therapeutic schools, schools for troubled teens, schools for troubled youth, boarding schools troubled teen, troubled youth homes or teen challenge schools, please let us know. Boarding schools for boys, like this Teen Challenge military school for boys and boys homes, offers behavioral therapy for troubled teen boys and teen counseling in a structured boarding school setting. Unlike most boot camps and military schools, Gateway is a long-term residential program that helps at-risk teenage boys; boys with anger, oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Gateway no longer operates like boot camps or military schools but retains the structure and discipline of military academies.

Helping Boys With Borderline Personality Disorder

Gateway Academy and boys with Borderline Personality Disorder -- a mental disorder characterized by unstable moods, behavior, and relationships.

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