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The Next Step: What Comes After Wilderness Therapy?

By Greg Ostler / July 2, 2021

After completing wilderness therapy, many young adult women turn to the therapeutic wellness program at Skyterra Embrace to continue their journey toward a healthy mind, body and spirit. The unique therapeutic wellness program at Skyterra Embrace is designed for young women ages 18 to 29 who desire growth and independence. Parents contact our program to…

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Dealing with depression as a young adult is challenging. You’re not alone.

By Kelsey McGaha / March 19, 2021

What is depression? A major depressive episode is defined as a sustained period of time, two weeks or more, with loss of interest or lack of pleasure in life that affects regular routine or day-to-day functioning.  Typical symptoms of young adult depression can include: Fatigue Feelings of worthlessness Feelings of guilt Difficulty concentrating Inadequate amounts…

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Struggling with difficult family relationship dynamics? You could be part of an enmeshed family.

By Greg Ostler / March 12, 2021

What is enmeshment? Enmeshment is a psychological concept that describes relationships between two or more family members with unclear personal boundaries, often leading to deep emotional pain. Many people don’t realize that they are part of an enmeshed family because it is almost always unintentional. People do realize the deep emotional pain that exists within…

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How to have a healthier relationship with your phone

By Greg Ostler / February 17, 2021

Independence and life as an emerging adult is full of challenges, and there is one constant that remains: technology.  Cell phones are not going away, and technology is taking over our time and attention. Excessive phone use is a problem for many people, both as an addiction and as an impulse control issue. Whether you…

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Are you thinking about going to college? Consider these five helpful strategies.

By Jennifer Negron / February 3, 2021

College can be both an exciting and stressful time in your life. You are often experiencing your first extended time away from home and first taste of independence. You will likely experience a wide array of emotions as you navigate new academic and social situations. You may struggle balancing the demands of college and personal…

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Transitional living: Not a teenager, not an adult

By Kelsey McGaha / January 4, 2021

The transitional period between being a teenager and being a young adult is inevitable. Usually, that period only lasts a few years. For some young adults, it can last longer…much longer. As students graduate high school or college and work towards independence, there can be barriers to adulthood. Anxiety, depression, self-confidence issues, lacking life skills…

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Residential program: Life at Embrace

By Kelsey McGaha / January 4, 2021

Students and parents often ask what a typical stay is like at Skyterra Embrace. During a stay at our wellness program, women ages 19 to 29 learn tools and strategies they can immediately apply to daily practice. Students explore nutrition, fitness, life skills, and mental health while challenging the ways in which they have been…

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Independent Living: Thriving outside of the nest

By Kelsey McGaha / January 1, 2021

The comforts of home keep many young adults from leaving the nest. Responsibility doesn’t exist, there are no bills to pay or schedules to follow. There is no stress or anxiety from going to college, dealing with roommates, finding a job, or deciding what other paths to take in life. There’s too much pressure in…

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Anxiety Camp: Overwhelmed by the world

By Kelsey McGaha / December 31, 2020

What is anxiety? Anxiety disorders are a group of disorders that are characterized by intense, excessive, and continuous worry and fear about typical everyday situations. Many young adults with an anxiety disorder are so scared and stressed that they are not able to function properly. Anxiety impacts the way that students feel and behave. These…

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More than Peter Pan: About Failure to Launch

By Kelsey McGaha / December 31, 2020

What is failure to launch? Failure to launch is also known as Peter Pan syndrome, after the famous story of the boy who never grows up. Young adults stay home, do not seek employment, and begin to withdraw from the world. Many young adults need time to launch into the world. Those experiencing failure to…

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