Happy Student

How Can I Build Resiliency in My Teenager?

As parents, we want to help our teens learn the best ways to cope with life’s ups and downs. Everyone will face uncertainty, sadness, disappointment, and loss at some point in life. When teenagers experience many of these issues for the first time, they may not be equipped to cope or move past them without […]

Mutual understanding

Everyone Needs Support: The Importance of Being Compassionate

Compassion can be vital to the recovery of those who are struggling with severe, problematic behaviors. You can practice compassion and empathy during group sessions with your family or by attending family-based support groups. Stephen Andrew discusses compassion with Fire Mountain’s Aaron Huey on the “Beyond Risk and Back” podcast episode “Compassion Is the Healer.” […]

Trauma Ingrained Care

What Is Meant By “Trauma Ingrained Care?”

“To me, trauma ingrained care is about us. It’s how we live and breathe. It’s a way of life that involves self-care, emotional regulation, etc. The work we have to do to really be present for others.” -Shari Simmons, Executive Director of Fire Mountain Residential Treatment Center Fire Mountain Residential Treatment Center (FMRTC) practices trauma […]

Developing Healthy Attachment

Can You Be Cured of “Insecure Attachment?”

“Attachment” in recovery and therapy refers to our ability to connect with others and form meaningful relationships. Our “attachment style” is influenced greatly by the environment in which we were raised. Attachment styles are categorized into secure versus insecure, with secure attachment styles being the ideal and the insecure styles being separated into different types. […]

The Danger of Self-Harm and Cutting

Cutting and self-harm can be dangerous behaviors when your kids are engaging in them. Self-harming behaviors can be the sign of different issues going on with your child. If you notice that your child is engaging in any behaviors of self-harm or cutting, they may benefit from outside intervention, such as therapy or counseling. These […]