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…

2023 Teen Mental Health Industry Report

* Warning! Heavy jargon and potentially headache-inducing details ahead. Written for those who want to nerd out.* ⏰ Time to read: 10 mins One of our values at Antelope Recovery is transparency, and this blog is our attempt at a very transparent peak under the hood of what has been happening in teen mental health…

A Comprehensive Guide on How to Choose the Best Intensive Outpatient Program for My Teen

What is an Intensive Outpatient Program  (IOP)?  An Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a structured and comprehensive form of mental health or substance use treatment that provides more support and therapy than traditional outpatient care but is less intensive than inpatient hospitalization. IOPs are designed to offer individuals a higher level of care while still allowing them…

Shining a Light on Teen Mental Health in Colorado

Teens are sounding the alarm; how do we chart a path forward?  “National youth mental health crisis” How does Colorado compare to the rest of the nation when it comes to the teen mental health crisis? We’ve all seen the national statistics about teen mental health since COVID-19 and the unmet mental health needs of…

Understanding Teen Depression: Signs, Causes, and Treatment

Depression is a mental health condition that is marked by apathy, sadness, and a lack of interest in life. It can be insidious in how it affects an individual’s well-being, seeping into and affecting all aspects of life: physical, emotional, social, and psychological. Although it can be easy to dismiss depression as a temporary issue…

Join the mission of transforming teen mental healthcare

Hello from the herd! We are opening Antelope Recovery up for a community crowdfunding round and would love for you to join us! Equity crowdfunding allows everyday people the opportunity to invest in early-stage companies in exchange for equity, just like investment firms and accredited investors. Allowing smaller individuals and groups to invest like bigger…

A guide to behavioral telehealth in rural communities for rural providers

Behavioral telehealth is transforming the way rural communities navigate mental healthcare challenges. There are many immediate benefits of telehealth that result in expanding access and improving the quality of care. How telehealth improves access to care in rural communities Telehealth allows small rural hospitals and clinics to provide quality healthcare services locally and at lower…

Does virtual therapy really work?

For many teens, the thought of sitting in a therapist’s office may sound excruciating. Pouring out their feelings to a stranger may feel like being asked to move mountains. And for you, the parent, dragging them across town to a session, waiting for an hour in the car, just to drive your eye-rolling teen back…

Measurement-based care is essential for the future of mental health

Current lack of measurement-based care If you were to break your arm and go to a hospital, you would see a doctor and receive a standard treatment protocol for your arm that likely wouldn’t be too different from what any other doctor or facility would recommend. Your recovery would be monitored, and you would have…

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