Wilderness Weekly

Every week we post notes and updates from the field so parents can follow along and know what their teen experienced during the previous week. Click below to read our most recent update, or dive into previous reports to get a sense of what life is like at Outback.

Wilderness Weekly 10.22.21

Photo Credit: Scott Jones, Primary Therapist Goannas: This week started with some less than ideal weather and the group got an early taste of winter.

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bright green leaves with a creek

Wilderness Weekly 10.9.21

Goannas: The Goannas started their week honoring one another in a token ceremony that flowed into a goodbye gathering for one of their elders. Throughout

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Browse the articles and resources our mental health experts created to help parents and families of struggling teens.

Wilderness Changes You

For troubled teens who need a therapeutic experience, wilderness adventure therapy can change them and help them overcome their behavioral issues to improve their overall lives.

Finding Strength Through Making a Fire

When undergoing wilderness therapy, a simple thing like building a fire can help troubled teens boost confidence and prepare to overcome the other challenges they may face.

Why Wilderness

Wilderness can carry some extraordinary life-changing powers for teens who may be facing behavioral or problems or substance abuse. Read more to find out!

Wilderness Works

Wilderness works for teens who face behavioral issues, addictions, or substance abuse and need to experience a wilderness therapy expedition.

Body Image and Teens

Body image for teens can be a very troubling thing and can lead to a lot of long-term physical and emotional damage. Find out how you can help your teen with their body image.

How can I help a grieving teen?

When dealing with grieving teenagers it’s best to know what exactly is going on and how to best help them get through the grieving process smoothly and carefully. Often therapy is necessary depending on the severity and duration.

COVID-19 Update

Outback Therapeutic Expeditions is continuing to support families through this unprecedented time. We are closely monitoring information related to COVID-19, adhering to recommendations set forth by CDC, and have implemented additional safety precautions to mitigate risks. To learn more, contact us at 800-817-1899.