Empowering Self-Reliance: How Turning Winds Teaches Kids to Tackle Their Challenges

Turning Winds Innovative Approach to Family Healing At Turning Winds, we understand life’s challenges can be overwhelming for both the child and the parent. That is why we developed a unique program that empowers self-reliance and resilience in the kids in our care. Today, we will discuss how we help teens overcome obstacles and rebuild […]

Turning Winds Celebrates 20 Years of Helping Teens Grow

Twenty years ago, Turning Winds began with the simple desire to help young lives see a new path. In two decades, the program has matured into a sophisticated program based in Troy, Montana, that blends the benefits of a wilderness program, a residential treatment center, and a boarding school.

The Healing Power of Character Education and Life Skills Training

The Healing Power of Character Education and Life Skills Training Turning Winds fosters a therapeutic environment modeling functional family communion to help adolescents achieve better mental health and establish beliefs that support long-term stability and personal success. Character education and life skills training are crucial elements of this approach. At Turning Winds, clients are provided […]

Mentoring Peers in Treatment at Turning Winds

Mentoring Peers in Treatment at Turning Winds Peer support encompasses a range of activities and interactions between people who share similar experiences of being diagnosed with mental health conditions, substance use disorders, or both. This mutuality between peers seeking recovery promotes connection and inspires hope.  By sharing their own lived experience and practical guidance, mentoring […]

Going Abroad to Find What is Within

A Transformative Experience from Traveling and Finding Yourself We have all heard how traveling can broaden a person’s horizons. You interact with different people and learn new things about other cultures. According to blogger Volina Serban travel helps you grow and become a better person: “The more you see and experience, the more you realize […]

Resetting the Self-Image With Outdoor Education

Outdoor Education and Wilderness Programs for Teens “US youth are in a mental health crisis,” warned the chief science officer of the American Psychological Association in February. “The stakes of untreated mental and behavioral health symptoms for children and adolescents are exceptionally high and can have profound consequences on the trajectory of a child’s life.”  […]

Academic Support for Teens During Mental Health Treatment

“Our nation’s young people are facing an unprecedented mental health crisis,” stated a fact sheet from the US government in July. “More than 40 percent of teenagers state that they struggle with persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness, and more than half of parents and caregivers express concern over their children’s mental well-being.”  Many parents […]

How to Talk to Your Teenager About Mental Health 

Despite the stigma surrounding it, mental illness is very common among teens and adolescents. Approximately 1 in 5 teens suffers from some type of mental health disorder, which can have a major impact on their overall health and well-being, especially during those crucial developmental years. The formative teenage years bring an immense amount of stress […]

Tackling the New Normal: America’s Youth Mental Health Crisis

“Imagine a country where two kids in every classroom are experiencing debilitating illness, affecting their ability to concentrate and learn—and potentially threatening their lives,” wrote  Mitchell Prinstein, the chief science officer of the American Psychological Association earlier this year. “But there is no need to imagine: The US is that place, and mental health problems […]