There is a prayer that is often said in 12-Step meetings. It goes, “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change. The courage to change the things I can. And the wisdom to know the difference.”
No, Clearview Girls Academy is not a 12-Step Program. However, we do believe in utilizing good advice when we see it. This prayer is not only good advice, but it fills us with hope when we are feeling hopeless.
Many parents begin to feel hopeless when nothing seems to work to help their daughters. Believe us when we say that absolutely nothing is “hopeless.” There is a solution for everything. That solution may be scary. It may be hard. However, we promise it exists. Let us at Clearview Girls Academy restore some hope for you and your family.
You Are Exhausted; We Understand
Do you feel like you are at the end of your rope? Are you feeling tired of the same problems cycling through your family day in and day out? Do you just want to scream? You are frustrated we get it.
Clearview Girls Academy has been helping young girls for over 25 years. We have seen countless numbers of seemingly “hopeless” cases in that time. We have also seen many of those “hopeless” girls fully recover from the issues they came to see us with.
At Clearview Girls Academy, we understand the pain you are going through. This pain is the exact reason our founder, Mary Thielbahr, started Clearview Girls Academy over 20 years ago. Like Mary believed back then, our motto remains “lighting her path.” Part of that is taking you out of the darkness you are feeling right now.
You Feel Hopeless; We Understand
Here at Clearview Girls Academy, “hopeless” is a dirty word. Does that mean that we don’t understand hopelessness and its reality? Of course not. While we don’t enjoy the word in our lexicon, it is the emotion that we want to focus on. Many parents who are searching for treatment for their daughters feel hopeless.
Let’s begin with why you are feeling hopeless. Perhaps it is because you have tried everything to get your daughter the help she needs and nothing seems to be working. Maybe you are experiencing serious trouble with your daughter for the first time, and you don’t know what to do or where to turn. Or it is possible that you feel your family slowly falling apart with your daughter at the center of it.
Clearview Girls Academy is here to give you some hope. All of the problems your daughter may be facing right now have a solution. Our faith and experience at Clearview Girls Academy tell us that this is so. We also know we have the tools and programs at our disposal to help you and your loved ones through this.
Go Easy on Yourself
In the Book of Matthew 6:34, Jesus Christ tells us, “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” For us, this means that it is useless to worry about the future. The future will come soon enough; take care of yourself today.
Understand that you are not going through this alone. A new study published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) conducted by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) found “[T]hat between 2016 and 2020, the number of children ages 3-17 years diagnosed with anxiety grew by 29 percent and those with depression by 27 percent.”
These types of alarming statistics appear to be happening across the entire adolescent mental health spectrum. This is especially true with what we are seeing as the aftereffects of COVID-19 on today’s young women become more widely reported. The message here is that your situation does not have to feel as lonely as it does right now. Others are going through it too. Let us connect you with those other people. Let us help you as we have helped so many of them.
We Love You, and There’s Nothing You Can Do About It
If you take anything away from this reading, let it be this. “We love you, and there’s nothing you can do about it.” We want you to treat yourself the same way. You are not responsible for what is going on right now. You do not deserve what you are going through right now. You do not have to feel hopeless anymore.
Clearview Girls Academy is here for you and your family. We can provide the resources you need to help your daughter and your family heal.
There is another saying that is often said in 12-Step meetings. “Let us love you until you learn to love yourself.” At Clearview Girls Academy, we couldn’t agree more.
Do you feel like you are at the end of your rope? Do you feel like you have nowhere to turn? Do you feel like nothing you are doing seems to work? We understand how you feel. Seeing your daughter struggling can make any loving parent feel hopeless. However, you don’t have to feel hopeless anymore. Clearview Girls Academy has been helping families like yours get their children the help they need for over two decades. We know that times like these can be scary, but we have the experience and tools needed to help your family heal and your daughter succeed. Contact Clearview Girls Academy at (888) 796-5484 for more information.