My Son Won't Try at Anything Because He Thinks the World is Doomed

By Curtis Reed

My Son Won't Try at Anything Because He Thinks the World is DoomedMotivational problems are extremely common in teenagers. In this day and age, teenagers are fed from the media a steady stream of doom and gloom. Every other news story highlights some sort of tragic occurrence, from school shootings to impending economic disaster to the formation of a police state in the light of the recent NSA scandal. Red Rock Canyon School is a residential treatment center that is able to help troubled teens with motivational problems and other issues. If you are a parent that knows your student needs something like this and you are interested in finding out more about Red Rock Canyon School and what we do for adolescents in need, please call us today at 866-452-8121.

Teenagers and Motivational Problems

Even in times like these, where the United States is facing many different sorts of problems, most citizens of this country are far better off than most people in third world countries. Many teenagers feel more and more entitled, not realizing that it takes work to be good at something. Parents should be aware what their students are up to, and adolescents who make no attempts to try at anything often end up involved in negative behaviors, such as drug abuse. 

Even though teenagers face many problems that parents didn’t face when they were in high school, the state of the world at this moment is no excuse to have no motivation. It’s never simple to help troubled teens who are facing problems like lack of motivation, but parents need to be involved in the lives of their students in every way. Hard work, ambition, and a drive for something better often is the best sort of therapy for troubled teens. 


Behavioral Health


Wilderness Therapy

RTC (Residential Treatment Centers)

Therapeutic Boarding School

Education Consultants/Mental Health

Intensive Outpatient Programs
Mental Health Counselor/Therapists
Kid is being worked with “at home”, local therapy. They want their client back

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IOP patients

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Primary Care: 28 days

Extended Care: 60-90 days

Long Term Care: up to 1 year
12 step programs
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Mental Health

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