When I discovered that my daughter was a victim of a violent of crime and bullying at school, I had to manage her experiences with self-harm, suicidal thoughts, running away, and aggressive behavior (not listening, using foul language and acting up). During this time, I also had to put my career on hold and stop working so that I could focus on my daughter’s behavior and the impact that it had on the rest of my family. My daughter could not return to school as a result of students at her school having knowledge of the fact that she was a victim of a heinous crime and later found out she was bullied by other classmates. As a result, I had to homeschool her and take a leave of absence from my work. There were many long nights that my daughter had sleepless nights, while she dealt with her suicidal thoughts and tendencies.
My daughter’s symptoms and the impact that it had on our family, where so serious that every minute had to be dedicated to keeping her safe. We need to prevent her from failing school and death. We also were trying to ease her anxiety, depression and post stress traumatic disorder. During this time, I was also in contact with law enforcement, the department of children and family services and lawyers in an effort to obtain a resolution in this matter while minimizing the impact it would have on my daughter’s life. This was a very difficult and changeling time for my family. I had a difficult time sleeping, gave up the comfort of my bedroom and slept on the floor in my daughter’s room to help ease her anxiety, stress and depression. Through this process, I also endured significant signs of depression, anxiety, stress, migraine headaches and financial stress as a result of lost wages and these traumatic events. I will say, I found hope and recovery at the ranch with the horses and Dr. Swim and Now I See A Person Institute.
The treatment that my daughter received with Dr. Swim and Now I See A Person Institute, has helped us tremendously cope and deal with this tragic episode in our lives. My daughter is recovering due to the therapy she and our family received. Prior to Dr. Swim my daughter saw numerous therapist and psychologist both private and HMO providers. The therapist and psychologist all prescribed medications that made her suicide symptoms worse. What was most tragic was the psychologist and therapist had given up on her. Here is one of the quotes that I heard numerous times, “If she does not want to get better, it is impossible to treat her”. By this point she had been admitted to various hospitals and the doctors were giving her prescriptions that were not helping, instead making her depression, anxiety and stress a “Living Nightmare” for our family!!!!!
Dr. Swim and her team at Now I See A Person Institute gave my daughter intensive counseling in a nontraditional, setting which makes it relaxing and non-threatening. A safe place to get your feelings and mind in order. The ranch and the gentle, loving horses gave my daughter a new beginning. I am happy to report that; she is now in college. One day hopes to be a therapist to help others recover from depression. This type of treatment is so unique, but provides amazing outcomes, especially if you are looking for alternative ways to heal safely. They can treat a variety of problems from mild to severe. Which for us was our last hope. My family and friends are so grateful to Dr. Swim for the remarkable changes that my daughter has shown. I strongly believe that this treatment is one of the best for people that want to recover from pain and suffering.