The evidence is in and we are NOT doing a good job! Today is World Mental Health Day and according to Fortune, the statistics show that most adults struggling with mental health issues are not receiving the support they need.
Look, chances are good that you know someone who is struggling. A child with ADHD. A teen with an anxiety disorder. An adult dealing with addiction. A senior living with depression. Family and friends also feel the pain as they try to support someone they care about and help them find a way to a healthier and happier life.
There are services available. From traditional talk therapy to medications and many unique types of interventions as well. In our program, we are often part of the treatment team, working with children as young as four, teens, adults and yes, even seniors. We work one-on-one with the client and the horse they have chosen to help them on their journey. We address each clients specific issues while interacting with our equine partners. Our goals may be to increase focus or to develop good leadership skills. We may working on decreasing anxiety or on understanding that adults have information that kids need to be safe and successful. We may be rebuilding confidence or on decreasing impulsive behaviors. Whatever the goal, work with horses can be very powerful way to make things happen!
Please, if you or someone you know, are struggling, seek help. We are here for you. Call of email and we will set up a tour of the ranch. We will show you around, introduce you to our horses, learn more about what you are dealing with and share how we may be able to help.