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Practical programs for teens and families

These programs prepare and support teens and families in building strong and healthy skills and connections. These skills are empowering for teens and parents alike and can create more ease, grace, and freedom.

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Primary Prevention
Primary prevention interventions reduce the risk of mental illness progression for an entire population. Similar to seatbelts or vaccines - the goal with primary prevention is to reduce the risk for everyone. 
Secondary Prevention
Secondary prevention is about lowering the risk of mental illness for people who have known risk factors. These interventions are similar to pro-actively encouraging diet restrictions for people who know they are prone to developing different health disorders. 
Tertiary Prevention
Tertiary Prevention interventions prevents adverse outcomes after the onset of a mental illness has already occurred. Tertiary prevention is what we largely find in mental health treatment today.

About our programs: 

Our programs are a primary prevention intervention - they teach skills to everyone, thus creating a deeper possibility for resilience and health for the entire population.

Authentic Connection:
Our approach

There is ongoing research about the importance of peer connection in preventing and treating mental illness.

Loneliness is both a known cause and consequence of mental illness. So much so, that loneliness is an early risk factor for early mortality, surpassing obesity, smoking, and alcohol abuse.

The good news is that relationships and healthy attachment can be curative.
In our harm reduction groups, we focus on relationship and communication skills that increases and empowers our teens and parents to build and deepen healthy relationships with each other and peers.

We know that mental illness can be an isolating and inescapably lonely. Through our programs, we face that reality head on, and teach our clients how they can build and deepen relationships with others.

Connection heals by...

We have found that oxytocin and vasopressin are incredibly important neurotransmitters involved in the recovery process.
We have found that social connection during treatment, such as being in love, can reduce symptoms and intensity of symptoms.
Knowing that if you were in trouble, that you could call someone in the middle of the night who would "have your back" significantly predicts longevity of life.
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