Teen Mental Health Treatment
There are many mental health benefits to recreational activities. Research shows a direct correlation between physical activity and improvements in mood. Center For Discovery places a strong emphasis on physical activity. Clients are offered time for daily meditation and are encouraged to exercise daily. In fact, recreation is an activity that clients at Center For Discovery engage in throughout the day. In the mornings our clients attend an outing to the local gym or go for a Hike. In the afternoon our clients go to the park or the library. Every weekend our clients attend an additional outing to the movies, bowling, or museums. Our recreational activities are aimed at enhancing the growth and well being of our clients. Our clients also have time in between groups in their daily schedules where they can engage in on site recreational activities, whether it's playing a musical instrument, ping pong, basketball, reading a book or journaling.
In our experience, recreational activities can assist a client with low self esteem, to take emotional risks in a positive way; it allows them to challenge their beliefs about themselves and others, while learning to trust their peers and their environment. Our recreational component is one way Center For Discovery, challenges a client to be physically and mentally healthy.