How to Cure Teen Anxiety Disorder and Depression

By Jamison Monroe, Jr.

Teen anxiety and teen depression are real concerns. But what’s also a concern is the way we approach mental health in our society. We look for an external fix. Because we are taught that a pill can fix everything, […]

OPEN SKY RESEARCH-PROVEN RESULTS

In 2016, Open Sky concluded our tenth year of data collection in the study of our outcomes.

Our empirical research shows that Open Sky is extremely effective at helping our adolescent and young adult students, and that our students maintain these […]

Novitas Wrestles with Behavior Challenges


Novitas Academy believes that sports and healthy, energetic, extra-curricular activities play a very important part in one’s mental health. When people are actively engaged in physical exercise their body releases endorphins that can make them feel happy and more content. Competitive sports and regular exercise can help […]

SPOTLIGHT – Summit Prep Student Designs a Pond

Student-led projects are a positive component of the curriculum at Summit Prep, located in Montana.

Here is an example of how successful this can be. Current student Joe had a great idea: he wanted to build a small pond in the courtyard.

With five years of landscaping experience under […]

SPOTLIGHT – Sunrise Staff DBT Training

Sunrise RTC is known for its DBT program for girls ages 13-17.

DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) is a cognitive behavioral treatment which Marsha Linehan, PhD, ABPP developed.

This treatment blends individual psychotherapy and group skills training classes to help students both learn and apply strategies […]

SPOTLIGHT – Shepherds Hill Academy Celebrates 16 Years

Shepherds Hill Academy (SHA), a Residential Therapeutic Boarding School in Martin, GA, celebrates 16 years this August of offering hope and healing to teens and families in crisis.

Beginning in 2001, Shepherds Hill combines a rigorous fully accredited Academy with Therapeutic care. A 5:1 Student […]

Spotlight – Northwest Academy is Moving to a New Campus

Northwest Academy is moving. And, Mother Nature is to thank for their new home.

This past spring record-setting rainfall occurred in North Idaho, which fell on top of a deep snowpack. This resulted in countless mudslides in the region. One of which was highlighted on national television and […]

SPOTLIGHT – BlueFire Wilderness Inspires Academic And Intellectual Growth In Teens Through ÔÇÿIgnition HourÔÇÖ

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BlueFire Wilderness Therapy, a leading wilderness therapy program for teens ages 11-17, engages students in exciting academic programming through a weekly topical discussion called the Ignition Hour.

The Ignition Hour is intended to ignite within teens the self-belief that they can successfully participate in an academic […]

SPOTLIGHT – BlueFire Wilderness Inspires Academic And Intellectual Growth In Teens Through ‘Ignition Hour’

blue fire

BlueFire Wilderness Therapy, a leading wilderness therapy program for teens ages 11-17, engages students in exciting academic programming through a weekly topical discussion called the Ignition Hour.

The Ignition Hour is intended to ignite within teens the self-belief that they can successfully participate in an academic […]

SPOTLIGHT – Oxbow Academy Uses Research Beyond the YOQ

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Oxbow Academy is a program that is constantly working towards improvement and how we can better meet the needs of our families.

Recognizing a need to have an in-house accessible tool to properly measure the progress of our students, (aside from the Youth Outcome Questionnaire [YOQ], which […]

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