The news is scary. There is an alarming increase in children and teens suffering with mental health issues and even in the number of child/teen suicide. Family instability, social pressure, educational expectations and societal standards are combining to create a highly stressful situation that are driving many kids and teens over the edge. The article talks about California’s Bay Area schools, but don’t kid yourself. This is something that is going on all over the country.
I’m not saying we should not have high expectations for our kids. What I am saying is take a hard look at what is really important to your child/teen and your family when making decisions about what you want for your child/teen and what your expectations are for them as well.
If you suspect that your child/teen is struggling with mental health/emotional issues SEEK HELP! Equine Assisted Therapy can be a very powerful tool in helping kids work through and deal with issues such as anxiety and depression, just to name two. We are here for you. Call or email to schedule a visit to our convenient Reno location. We will introduce you to the horses, learn more about what you are dealing with and share how we might be able to help.