Suicide. It is a heartbreaking statistic. Men, women, teens and children are taking their lives at an alarming rate. Our family, our friends, our neighbors, our coworkers and people we pass on the street.
And it is happening all across the country. However, in this report, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) finds that it is more likely in rural areas. They find many reasons, but the bottom line is that there are fewer resources available to those in rural areas. WE NEED TO DO BETTER!
Nevada Equine Assisted Therapy offers services on Saturdays, which allow those living in rural areas the opportunity access this unique and powerful intervention. We work with children, teens and adults, addressing their specific needs and issues. From improving self-confidence (feelings of self-worth) to developing healthy self-soothing/calming skills (just to name 2 benefits!), work with horses is soothing, yet challenging in a very ‘in the moment’ kind of way.
We have 7 full size horses and a wonderful mini in our herd. From grooming to riding, our clients build a relationship with both their horse and the Qualified Mental Health Associate they work with. Our clients learn about horse and herd behavior, who ‘meaning what you say’ is an important part of building trust and how sometimes, we need to just stop, regroup and consider what our options are before making a decision.
We are here for you as part of a comprehensive treatment team. If you or someone you know might benefit from the work we do, call or email and we will schedule a visit. We will show you around the ranch, introduce our wonderful herd, learn more about what you are dealing with and share how we may be able to help.