Depression can be a very serious problem in young adults and teenagers, and if left untreated, can often lead to worse problems, such as drug and alcohol abuse, or even suicide attempts. Parents that have teens in the throes of depression may not completely understand mental health issues, and may not know where to turn. They may feel helpless, and even embarrassed. For some teens, weekly therapy, school guidance counselors, and even medication may be a help, but some teens require some more intense work. Here at Rites of Passage NW, we offer wilderness therapy for depression in the NW to help teens rediscover themselves, and get back to living a normal life.
Here at Rites of Passage NW, we are a fully functioning ranch. Teens truly are in the wilderness here, and they will learn how to garden and farm, and cultivate and cook their own food. They will also learn how to take care of the many animals that we have here on our ranch. We truly get back to basics here – there is no Internet, and there are no cell phones allowed. We promote journal writing and introspection, to help get to the root of the problem.
Therapy is a big part of our program, and we have individual and group therapies on a daily basis. In addition to these, we also offer teens a unique experience they cannot get anywhere else, such as equine therapy, rites of passage therapy, wilderness therapy, and more. Teens will also hike and trek through the nearby Olympic Mountains.
For more information on wilderness therapy for depression in the NW, or to find out more about Rites of Passage NW, please call us at (800)794-0980 to speak with an experienced professional.