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How We Help: Individual Therapy in Wilderness Programs

Navigating through adolescence in today’s socioemotional landscape can be extremely difficult for teens. From mood swings to academic problems to more complicated mental health issues, it’s becoming increasingly common for teens to reach a level of distress where professional help can be beneficial. Research has shown that therapy can help teens in a variety of …

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The Benefits of Nature Therapy for Teens

The benefits of nature on the human psyche have long been espoused, but in recent years researchers have discovered that nature therapy can be just as effective against depression and other mental health conditions as traditional therapy or medication. A study conducted in 2007 found that 90% of those struggling with depression reported higher self-esteem …

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School Anxiety: How To Help Your Teen This Semester

Being a teenager comes with a unique set of challenges, with academic-related stress and pressures causing anxiety in many students. This anxiety can be compounded with the uncertainty of today’s academic structure in light of the global pandemic. Teenage anxiety surrounding school can impact learning and academic success, but awareness of this anxiety and intervention …

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Experiential-Based Education Program Offered in Wilderness Therapy

Many teens struggle to thrive in the atmosphere of traditional schooling when they find content, teaching methods, and the very structure of schooling to be irrelevant to them and the world around them. For these students, a variety of factors such as learning challenges, a lack of motivation, struggles with authority figures, and mental health …

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How and Why to Limit Technology And Screen Time Between School and Fun Time

The screen time debate among parents has been an ongoing conversation since the internet burst began, and this conversation has continued to evolve in light of the pandemic. With virtual school a reality for many American children, families can often feel powerless to control how much screen time is allowed for their children. This new …

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OCD in Teens: Symptoms and Signs

As teens journey through adolescence, a certain amount of anxiety surrounding all of the changes and increased responsibilities they face is normal. For some teens, these anxious feelings and thoughts are perennial and are the result of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, a mental health disorder. This mental health condition is not the same as being a perfectionist …

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Reframing Unhelpful Thoughts: How to Be Kinder to Yourself

Ruminating on negative thoughts is a common practice for adults, but without the proper tools and skills to reframe these thoughts, you could be holding yourself back from happiness and reaching your potential. If you find yourself often dwelling on negative thoughts, you could benefit from some reframing techniques to help reclaim your mind. How …

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Rebuilding Trust With Your Child

If your child has been going through a period of behavioral, emotional, or social struggles, it’s common for these struggles to extend to familial relationships. What were once close, trusting relationships may have turned into broken connections and distrustful attitudes from both sides. Because trust can take years to build but only moments to break, …

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