Wilderness Therapy Programs for Troubled Teens in Mississippi
Thanks to today’s rise in troubled teens, residential facilities like wilderness therapy programs are also on the rise - including facilities targeting families from the state of Mississippi.
Wilderness therapy programs are residential treatment facilities that have the unique distinction of operating completely outdoors. According to wilderness therapy advocates, wilderness therapy programs are effective in rehabilitating the negative behaviors of troubled teens largely thanks to its wilderness environment - one that is completely removed from the distractions, and more importantly, the negative influence of the outside world.
While there may not be any wilderness therapy programs in the state of Mississippi, there are plenty of wilderness therapy programs that serve families from all over the nation.
However, parents from Mississippi considering utilizing this type of treatment should first be made aware of its downside.
Like many of today’s ‘cutting-edge treatments offering the latest behavioral and mental health treatments to families of troubled teens, there are some wilderness therapy programs that are simply out to make a quick buck, understaffed, or clinically untested.
Elk Mountain Academy: A New Kind of Wilderness Therapy Program for Troubled Girls in Mississippi
Elk Mountain Academy is a wilderness therapy and residential treatment program for troubled girls rolled up in one dynamic and reputable facility.
We offer troubled girls from Mississippi a unique treatment opportunity in participating in both wilderness therapy and residential treatment. By providing both forms of treatment in one destination, we guarantee our students will receive the most effective and consistent care that no two separate programs could possibly provide.
At Elk Mountain, it is our mission to provide excellent behavioral, emotional, and spiritual balance to teen girls whose lives have become unmanageable due to out of control behavior.
While our residential treatment center is located in Idaho, we have proudly served families from all over the country (including those from ~region) for over 20 years.
Elk Mountain Provides Innovative Therapy, including individual, group and family counseling to troubled teens from Mississippi.
We also provide specialized help for students dealing with trauma and/or abandonment issues. Whatever the underlying issues may be, our goal is to uncover the psychological factors contributing to our student’s unhealthy behavioral choices.
"The Elk Mountain Academy students learn therapeutic tools that will assist them for the rest of her life... to be a healthy young woman."
Students at Elk Mountain Academy live together in our beautiful lodge and meet regularly with their therapist, who helps them confront fears and gain confidence in a safe, nurturing, and structured environment. Elk Mountain Provides Innovative Therapy, including individual, group and family counseling. We also provide specialized help for students dealing with trauma and/or abandonment issues.
Girls who are having emotional and behavioral problems tend to be failing in school. So, our on-site, accredited academic program is intentionally computer-based and assisted by a licensed teacher, so that girls get caught up and even get ahead in their schooling.
Regular academic progress reports are available at any time.
For more information regarding our treatment program, please call us today at (208) 266-1122.
Help for Believers from Mississippi
24/7 Crisis Lines for people living in Mississippi: If any Christian man, woman, or child is dealing with alcohol and drug abuse, anorexia, binge eating, bipolar disorder, Borderline, BPD, bulimia, cutting, depression, sexual abuse, runaways, or self-injury.
List of hotlines for people from Mississippi (see below). Help for people from Mississippi who has found themselves in bad situations should Dial 911 immediately, or call:
Cutting / Self-Mutilation SAFE in Mississippi
(Self-Abuse Finally Ends in Mississippi): 1-800-DONT-CUT, 1-800-366-8288
To Write Love On Her Arms www.TWLOHA.com
Overcome Depression in Mississippi
National Suicide Prevention Helpline in Mississippi: 1-800-273-8255 (1-800-273-TALK)
National Hopeline Network fro Mississippi: 1-800-784-2433 (1-800-SUICIDE) www.hopeline.com
ESCAPE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN Mississippi
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE
Mississippi Domestic Violence Hotline Spanish: 1-800-942-6908
Battered Women and their Children in Mississippi: 1-800-603-HELP
EMA is a Christ-centered therapeutic boarding school for troubled girls from Mississippi with emotional, behavioral, and academic issues. Licensed clinicians and counseling professionals who are professing Christians provide therapeutic services to EMA students from Mississippi.
Mississippi Suicide Hotlines
Mississippi Suicide Hotlines: Mississippi Suicide Hotlines: If you would prefer to call a Mississippi suicide hotline instead of a national hotline, there are several Mississippi suicide prevention hotlines available. However, unlike most national options, some Mississippi hotlines may not be staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Mississippi suicide hotline numbers include:
NAMI Mississippi: 800-950-6264
Mental Health America of Mississippi: 800-359-5695
AFSP Mississippi Support Groups: 312-402-2006
Pharmacists Preventing Suicides: 314-517-8708
Suicide Awareness Survivor Support: 913-681-3050
Kids Under Twenty One (KUTO): 314-963-7571
Elk Mountain Academy offers affordable, mental health treatment for life-controlling issues and disorders in girls from Mississippi, including attachment disorders, attention deficit, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, self-destructive or antisocial behavior, and issues involved with adoption.