Greenbrier Academy for Girls Blog

What Is Mental Illness Awareness Week?

In this blog, especially of late, we have talked about depression and the other mental illness struggles that many young women have to deal with on a daily basis. It’s important for us to get inside the heads of the teenagers in our lives (and really, mental illness isn’t simply relegated to just teenagers; they… Read more »

The Importance of Physical Fitness as a Teenager

In our last post, we discussed the problem of depression in teenagers, especially teenage girls. This is an epidemic that might be getting out of control, but efforts are being done to curtail the rise in cases. While that is certainly hopeful and a step in the right direction, we can’t ignore the statistics: “In… Read more »

Depression in Teens

We can go back and forth about the things that are wrong with America. There might not be enough time in the day to get through our list of grievances; there would be too many agreements and disagreements. However, we are confident that there is one thing wrong with America that we can all agree… Read more »

The Therapeutic Power of Music

In previous blog posts, we have discussed the power that music has on the wellbeing of teenage girls. There’s just something about music that stirs the soul and helps to repair any wounds that might be percolating in the mind. Our music program is one of the best in the nation and we use it… Read more »

Teens, Social Media, and Anxiety

These days, it’s tough being a young person. There is so much pressure coming from all different angles, outlying influences that are determined to shape personalities and distort feelings. The almost Orwellian power of Facebook and other forms of social media is everywhere and young people are hardly ever out of its roving eye. Because… Read more »

The Power of Art Therapy for the Teenage Girl

Have you ever heard of a place called The Barnes Foundation? It is one of the premier educational art and horticultural institutions in the entire country. Located in a suburb of Philadelphia, The Barnes Foundation has laid the groundwork for other horticultural and educational art institutes to follow in all parts of the country. Featuring… Read more »

Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ and How It Reflects the Work Being Done at Greenbrier Academy

In our last blog post, we discussed the efforts of NPR and Girl UP in trying to locate the beating heart of the contemporary teenage girl – in other words, what makes them tick. This of course is no easy task, as there are many emotions floating around in the brain and it takes some… Read more »

Locating the Heart of the Contemporary Teenage Girl

To really understand teenage girls, you have to talk with them, crack open their brains a little bit and see what makes them tick, what their dreams are, what their hopes for the future are. That is an important part in rehabilitating anyone; in other words, it’s crucial to see the world through THEIR eyes…. Read more »

More Benefits of Equine Therapy and the Importance of Setting Goals

In our last post, we discussed the benefits of equine therapy, that we offer a number of services and extracurricular activities, including horseback riding. If you aren’t familiar with equine therapy, we’re here to tell you about some of the benefits. For centuries people have been relying on animals for a wide range of reasons,… Read more »