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Healing Hands of Nature: Wilderness Therapy

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Wilderness Therapy is a form of treatment that uses the natural world and wilderness settings to address behavioral and mental health issues in teens. With a history dating back to the nation’s earliest summer camps, the idea of nature as healer has deep roots. But with a tattered history of institutional abuse, patchwork oversight, and absent legislation, is this treatment option too wild to be trusted?  We partner with NHPR's Outside/In to explores these issues.

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Listen to the latest episode of Outside/In which explores using the natural world to help with mental health issues.

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