In residential treatment for ADHD, we understand that many more people and kids deal with mental health issues than the public tends to believe. Studies have discovered that around 1 in 5 children are currently struggling with or will struggle with a “seriously debilitating mental illness” at some point–that’s a huge amount of kids. These children often don’t know how to seek out help or are just too scared to mention anything to their parents. Celebrities aren’t magically immune to the effects of mental illness, either.
Zayn Malik, formerly part of One Direction, reminded the world that disorders and mental health issues affect everyone, including celebrities. This is especially good for bringing awareness to the importance of mental health among young people because Zayn’s fans are usually below the age 18.
Zayn opens up about ADHD & other struggles
So, Zayn has already shared a lot with the public about his issues with anxiety and even an eating disorder–but in his new memoir, Zayn, he goes even deeper into his past experiences with mental health issues. Let’s take a look at Zayn; he’s good-looking, famous, and seems to have everything he could ever want–but that doesn’t necessarily mean that he’s not struggling.
It seems that growing up Zayn didn’t understand why he couldn’t focus for long periods of time or sit still. He described his childhood as pretty rocky and “wild” because he didn’t know what he really was dealing with: ADHD. In residential treatment for ADHD, we often see teens that come in not knowing what they’re fighting against or how to deal with it–this is exactly what happened to Zayn. He explained the breaking point in high school when he finally discovered he had ADHD:
“Once, when I was at Tong High School, I was collared for a BB gun in class. It wasn’t loaded or anything, but me waving it around didn’t go down too well. I was later diagnosed by doctors as having super-hyperactivity—or ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) as they like to label it.”
He didn’t disclose whether he takes medication for it, but he did point to his extreme unhappiness in the previous band, One Direction. Sometimes, something starts off as a really good thing, but then it becomes difficult and unhealthy–that’s what the band became for him. He developed an eating disorder on tour, struggled with anxiety, and most likely had difficulties with his ADHD as well under all the stress. He explained his reasoning for leaving:
“I was spiraling down into a very unhappy, very unhealthy place. I needed to reconnect with my family and feel some normality again. Finally, it was my mom who gave me the reassurance I needed to go with my decision. She said, ‘If it doesn’t make you happy, just don’t do it.’”
In residential treatment for ADHD, the family is an essential part of the healing process for our students. It seems that Zayn recognized the importance of family support and turned to his in his time of need.
Seven Stars offers residential treatment for ADHD
Seven Stars offers residential treatment for ADHD that combines residential treatment with adventure therapy to create a multifaceted, effective program for teens, ages 13 to 18, struggling with emotional and behavioral issues as a result of their neurodevelopmental disorder.
We embed the objectives we have for each student into daily activities and teach emotional wellness skills such as conflict resolution, problem solving, social awareness, academic skills, self-efficacy and prosocial behaviors. In our residential treatment for ADHD, we strive to help each of our students develop the skills necessary to live full, productive lives.
For more information about residential treatment for ADHD at Seven Stars, contact us today at 844-601-1167.