Teens today face so many challenges. Our world is very demanding and extremely stressful. Demanding schedules, high expectations, increased responsibility and all too often a feeling of being disconnected can all leave a teen feeling overwhelmed. Our teens are taking their own lives at a historic rate. “The Centers for Disease Control reported recently that suicide rates for teenage girls in the United States have hit a 40-year high”.
This USAToday story not only gives statistics, but offers some thoughts on what can be done to change the direction our teens are taking. From being more open to talking about suicide and depression to comprehensive ‘screenings’ and effective treatment, there are things that can be done to stop this crisis that is stealing our teens…our future…
Nevada Equine Assisted Therapy offers a Psycho-Social Rehabilitation (PSR) which can be an important part of a comprehensive treatment plan. Our staff of Qualified Mental Health Associates work one-on-one with each client and the horse they have chose to work with. We encourage our clients to build a relationship with their ‘equine partner’. They learn about horse and herd behavior and why horses do what they do. They work on building self-confidence and leadership skills. They practices self-soothing and calming techniques, all in a non-judgmental, supportive, yet stimulating environment.
We are here to help. If you know a teen who may be struggling, PLEASE SEEK HELP. We will be happy to schedule a visit for you to come out and tour the ranch, meet the horses, share more about what is going on and learn more about how our program works and how we may be able to help. Call of email us today.