One of the best photos ever, from a recent graduate in the field. Spent last weekend with our adolescent boy’s group and the best quote, from a student who had multiple past suicide attempts: “I have a place in this life. I have never been stronger.”
The director of NIMH is calling for a move away from the DSM and to embark on massive research to create a new nosology. Interesting to see how this may change the world of mental health! At Open Sky, we know the wilderness heals, regardless of the diagnostic system.
“It’s so bizarre how in this world if you have asthma you take asthma medicine; if you have diabetes you take diabetes medicine… if you have to take medication for your mind there’s such a stigma behind it.”
Congratulations and support for clearing the path for recovery, education, and hope!
If you haven’t seen this 10 minute video, watch it now. It is an incredibly beautiful and inspiring work of art. Open Sky projected it at our company meeting last winter; this is one of our guiding teachings.
An author wrote a book about Wilderness Therapy years ago, and recently followed up with his subjects. He asked what gifts they received in the wilderness and one of the surprising, reoccurring comments ? The ability to see and appreciate beauty.
Self-harm in the form of cutting is a growing trend among teen girls (and some boys) in America. A dangerous response to stress, emotional issues, and perhaps even ADHD, cutting can be a sign that you or your loved one needs serious help.