Depression

How Can I Help Someone Out of Depression?

When our kids are experiencing depression, we might wish that we could get them to “snap out of it.” Symptoms of depression can impair a child’s quality of life. Many experiencing depression stop doing things that they love or taking care of themselves. When kids have depression, the symptoms can cause them to stop doing […]

Patience

Fixing the Family is the Best Treatment

When a child returns home after treatment, we might expect all of the issues within the home to disappear. We might have felt like our child with an addiction, mental health disorder, or other problematic behaviors were the leading cause of stress within our homes. However, in most instances in the recovery community, the entire […]

Wolves

The Magic of the Wolf: Helping Kids Recover

Animal-assisted therapy can help kids in their recovery by teaching responsibility, empathy, connection, and giving back. During a stay at Fire Mountain Residential Treatment Center of Estes Park, Colorado, kids can visit wolf-dogs at the Song of the Wolf Healing Center. While spending time with wolf-dogs, kids can foster a connection with these often misunderstood […]

Son

Emerging Breakthrough of Positive Psychology on Recovery

“The aim of positive psychology is to catalyze a change in psychology from a preoccupation only with repairing the worst things in life to also building the best qualities in life.”  -Martin Seligman, American psychologist, educator, and self-help author Principles of positive psychology and other strengths-based treatment philosophies are driving approaches in recovery from addiction […]

Home

What Happens When a Child Returns From Treatment

When a child returns home from a stay at a treatment facility, parents might wonder what happens next. Recovery from addiction and other mental health disorders is not just a one and done event. Treatment can stabilize a person and teach new coping skills. However, the real work begins when returning home. Parents can help […]