WinGate Wilderness Therapy is excited to announce the hiring of industry leader Christopher Black as our new Director of Admissions.
With over 24 years of experience in behavioral health, focused largely in Wilderness therapy, Christopher brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership to the WinGate admissions team.
“Christopher's professionalism and experience will be a ‘breath of fresh air’ for all involved...
Though we may at times succumb to the inevitable routine of everyday life, the reality is, each of us are on a quest to achieve happiness. This state of contentment is likely envisioned different by each person with their unique goals and dreams, but for all of us, true happiness is contingent on our acceptance of ourselves, with all of our distinct strengths and weaknesses.
Simply put, satisfaction with oneself must be reached, o...
Talking about mental health can be challenging.
One thing to keep in mind is that mental health concerns are not unusual. Many people deal with them over the course of a lifetime.
Though there is no “typical” experience when it comes to mental health, there are two many people find familiar: Anxiety and depression.
Both anxiety and depression are extremely common, and they often appear together.
These conditions can ari...
Adolescence is characterized as the developmental period in which the greatest amount of growth and change is experienced, both physically and psychosocially. While the navigation of these years can be challenging for parents, there is comfort in the fact that adolescence offers equipped minds that are biologically prepared to learn from parents and elders.
Therefore, you as a parent possess the unique ability and opportunity to impac...
Coping skills are some of the most important life skills kids, teens, and adults can have.
As they grow, young people have the opportunity to learn many things. However, coping skills – the skills that allow people to manage emotions in healthy, positive ways – are fundamental.
But there’s a challenge: Coping skills need to be cultivated and practiced.
Adolescents and teens should be encouraged to think about their...
Does time spent outdoors make people happier? The answer, science is learning, is yes.
For thousands of years, people have been creating art that glorifies the importance of nature to a life well-lived. However, until recently, many effects of nature on happiness were hard to prove.
Groundbreaking new research has reached conclusions that validate some long-held traditional ideas about the power of nature to help people live fuller, ...
Building and maintaining a relationship with your teen takes time, attention, and effort.
It can seem like things change overnight as children enter their teen years. They develop interests and goals that may not align with yours – and they don’t always want to share them.
But even if your teen sometimes seems like a stranger in your own home, you still have the power to foster a relationship of love and trust.
Trauma is a deeply disturbing experience with long-lasting psychological consequences.
Throughout life, many different types of events have the potential to be traumatic – especially for young people, who do not benefit from the mature frame of reference for their emotions that adults have the opportunity to develop.
Many types of trauma stem from a sense of personal vulnerability. In fact, some researchers have concluded it&rsq...
Hollywood has created a misleading popular image of PTSD – one that deeply mischaracterizes what sufferers go through and what PTSD looks like to others.
All in all, nearly 8% of Americans will experience PTSD. The majority of those pose no threat to those around them, but they do face profound daily challenges.
Can teens and even younger adolescents have PTSD? The answer is yes.
How Does PTSD Develop?
Post-Traumatic Stress Di...