adventure therapy

Self-confidence is an essential ingredient in life, but it can be hard to come by in the teen years. Teens are susceptible to insecurities and peer pressure – a combination that can…
shame cycle

Everyone has experienced shame at least once in their life. Perhaps you remember being victimized by childhood bullies who taunted you with an embarrassing nickname. Or, maybe a friend or colleague caught…
parenting a teenager with mental illness

Though we have made progress in reducing the stigma associated with mental health disorders such as depression, it can still come as a shock to learn your teen son is struggling with…
teenage depression

According to statistics from Mental Health America, more than 13% of teenagers between 12 and 17 reported suffering from at least one severe depressive episode in 2020. Teenage depression isn’t merely a…
ARCH Academy Anniversary

What a difference a year makes. Last March, ARCH Academy (Adolescent Recovery of Cumberland Heights) was operating on the main campus of Cumberland Heights in a state of uncertainty, much like the…
self harm in teen boys

Most people have occasional moments of letting emotion override the self-protection instinct. You’ve experienced this if you’ve ever kicked something harder than your foot. But some people hurt themselves deliberately and regularly,…