Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Wilderness Adventure Experiences To Improve Mental Health: How Safe Are They?

 Adolescents participating in wilderness and adventure therapy programs are at significantly less risk of injury than those playing football and are three times less likely to visit the emergency room for an injury than if they were at home, a new study by University of New Hampshire researchers finds. These findings, based on an analysis of risk management data from 12 programs providing outdoor behavioral healthcare in 2011, were reported in the latest issue of the Journal of Therapeutic Schools and Programs.

Wilderness Adventure Experiences To Improve Mental Health: How Safe Are They?

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