Parent Burnout & the Toll of Caregiving  

Nearly every parent we talk to, by the time they make it to us at Antelope, is burned out and doesn’t know it. Or they do know it and are barely muscling through their day-to-day.   This should be no surprise. Parenting a teen who is struggling with addiction or mental health disorders is an extremely…

Addiction and ADHD go hand in hand; three things parents and providers need to know about treating teens with co-occurring diagnoses

Parenting a teenager can be a challenging journey on its own. Add ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) and substance use disorder into the mix, and it can bring a parent into crisis mode very quickly. In this blog, we’ll explore the co-occurring disorders of ADHD and addiction among teens, with a focus on understanding how these conditions…

Apps for Teens’ Mental Health

Teens today have a powerful ally in managing their mental health: apps. While not a replacement for formal treatment, these tools can complement traditional support and provide an accessible way for teens to handle their well-being. My3 One such app is My3. It’s free and available on both Apple and Google app stores. My3 lets…

Safety Plans: For Teens

Anyone can benefit from a Safety Plan. It’s a simple tool you can use to navigate through crises. Think of it as a guide you create for yourself to follow when things get tough. When you’re in a crisis, it’s hard to think clearly. A Safety Plan, prepared in advance, gives you a clear path…

Safety Plans: For Providers

Anyone can benefit from a Safety Plan. It’s a straightforward, practical tool designed to help individuals navigate crises. As a medical professional, encouraging your patients to create a Safety Plan can be a significant step in their care. Building a Safety Plan can be done independently, but collaborating with a mental health professional enhances its…

6 Questions Your Teenager Needs You to Ask Their Therapist

 When considering a therapist or mental health (MH) or substance use disorder (SUD) program, such as a residential, Intensive outpatient program, or PHP, for teenagers, it’s crucial for parents to ask the right questions on behalf of their child. Teenagers across the board can struggle to advocate for and express themselves. It’s up to parents…

The 4 types of treatment programs

One of the cruelest symptoms people experience is hopelessness. This often looks like believing it’s not worth asking for help because there is no help to be had. Although every program has strengths and weaknesses, many programs DO work. What matters most is that you find and get help. There is no “right” answer when…

Care in Action: A Case Study

Antelope Recovery provides individualized mental health care to adolescents who are experiencing severe symptoms and impairments in functioning and require more intensive services than weekly individual therapy. We launched our program in May 2023, and have since been collecting data on the outcomes of our program. At Antelope, we assess clients’ symptom severity and functioning…