Mental Health Disorder Help By Maia Christopherson   When someone becomes sick, they see their doctor in order to understand what is wrong with their body and how to get better. If they don’t take care of their body, their sickness can become worse and cause serious problems. We want our bodies to be healthy…

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4 Strategies for Challenging Negative Self-Talk By Trenna Ahlstrom   You are worthless. No one likes you. You can’t do it. You shouldn’t even try.   Comments that you would not tolerate hearing from other people might be a regular part of the way that you think about yourself. Parents of struggling teens may be…

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Love Yourself First? by Trenna Ahlstrom “Before you can love others, you have to first love yourself.” It’s common advice. You can hear it in TED Talks. You can read it on motivational posters. Maybe you have even heard it coming out of the mouths of well-meaning friends. But is it true? Should you love…

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Getting into the Right Headspace: How to Recognize, and Avoid 6 Unhealthy Ego States by Trenna Ahlstrom   Being the parent of a troubled teen is anything but easy. While trying to manage your teen’s problem behavior, it can be difficult not to engage in problematic behavior of your own. You might find yourself being…

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The Path Less Traveled It was a hazy January day with the moon just coming up over the mountains. (I get a little confused because mid-afternoon in the winter time can also be called dusk.) I had just spent the day at Discovery Ranch for Boys with the clinicians. Now, you may be saying to…

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“If somebody had told me two years ago we’d be in this situation, I never would have believed it. To have come back so far is truly remarkable.” This family agreed to share the story of their troubled teen if we would agree not to disclose the family’s identity. Their son, B., struggled with grief,…

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January in Utah is usually snowy and cold. But this year we caught a break from Mother Nature. With little or no snow up Diamond Fork Canyon we took the opportunity to take our advanced equine students on a two hour trail ride. This ride was extra special because the horses are graduate of our…

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