Mental Health Promotion

A FREE GROUP THERAPY PROGRAM FOR MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

ABOUT OUR PROGRAM

Blooming Minds is a Recreational Therapy Program utilizing evidence-based interventions to promote mental wellness through improving physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and spiritual functioning. Blooming minds aims to decrease feelings of stress, anxiety, and depression, promote a healthy leisure lifestyle, and improve on one’s overall quality of life. Our target population are high school students within Wayne County struggling with symptoms of high stress, depression, anxiety, grief or loss, bullying or other mental health issues. Community members may be referred to the program or inquire to enroll themselves if they are over the age of 18 years. Members may also be referred internally through programs offered within LAHC. Group therapy is provided by a qualified Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists (CTRS).

ARE YOU STRUGGLING WITH THE FOLLOWING:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety or stress
  • Grief & Loss
  • Self-Worth or Body Image
  • Eating Disorders

“Recreational therapy, also known as therapeutic recreation, is a systematic process that utilizes recreation and other activity-based interventions to address the assessed needs of individuals with illnesses and/or disabling conditions, as a means to psychological and physical health, recovery and well-being.” (National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification, 2022)

“Recreational therapy includes, but is not limited to, providing treatment services and recreation activities to individuals using a variety of techniques including arts and crafts, animals, sports. games, dance and movement, drama, music, and community outings. Recreational therapists treat and help maintain the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of their clients by seeking to reduce depression, stress, and anxiety; recover basic motor functioning and reasoning abilities; build confidence; and socialize effectively. Recreational therapists should not be confused with the recreation workers, who organize recreational activities to primarily for enjoyment.” (National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification, 2022)

Therapuetic Interventions

  • Use of Expressive Art
  • Use of Journaling
  • Use of Music
  • Use of Movement
  • Use of Games & Sports

Contact Us

Angela Bollin, MPH, CTRS |Phone: 313-846-8480 Ext. 126| Email: [email protected]

Suicide & Crisis Hotline: Call 988 or Chat | Crisis Text Line: Text Home to 741741

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