Mitchell Discusses Equine Therapy as PTSD Relief

April 26, 2016

By Dené Mitchell and David DeRose for American Indian Living published April 4, 2016

Source: Harnessing Horses for Mental Health

On April 4, Adjunct Professor of Public Health Dené Mitchell ’13MPH, CCRP discussed her research on equine therapy on the American Indian Living radio show and podcast.

Mitchell partnered with Sebastian Riding Associates to develop Riding Free, which seeks to reduce Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms in children through the use of equine therapy. While PTSD is often associated with military veterans, a growing number of children in the US have been diagnosed with the disorder, making it a rising concern, according to Mitchell.

It’s really important to me that we as a culture get back to appreciating nature, connecting with nature, connecting with others, and really having more of a part in your local community.

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