Destiny will easily steal your heart (and your treats) with her big kind eyes, her horsey hugs and her earnest greetings.
Before residents have the courage or ability to speak their trauma stories, art gives them a way to communicate safely.
Visits to the big red barn in the center of campus give hurting individuals an interactive experience with a horse they have specifically chosen. Equine therapy builds a bond between a child and a horse with the support of a licensed clinician. God uses their time together for amazing life change.
Rebecca Ryder, MA, NCC, LPCC-S, Encompass Assistant Regional Program Director, shares her thoughts on mental health and persevering during this challenging time.
As we continue in Mental Health Awareness Month, we turn our focus to art therapy as a resource for helping individuals process emotion and trauma.
Mental Health Month is a time to raise awareness for the challenges faced by our residents and their families. It’s a time to acknowledge their pain and show support for their wellbeing. Emily Frazier, LISW-S, Clinical Director of our Children’s Residential Center, gives us insight into youth mental health and how we can surround young lives with the best treatment.
As we continue in this challenging time, we are incredibly grateful for your prayers and support. We want to be a resource of hope and encouragement to you as well. The changes brought on because of the health crisis will affect each of us differently. You are navigating uncharted territory. But you are not alone.