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Stories from the Field: Mental Health and the Outdoors

Dec 28, 2022

Liz Reitman is the parent of a wilderness therapy student and co-founder of Other Parents Like Me (, a subscription-based online platform for parents of young people struggling with mental health and substance abuse challenges. Liz shares information about the support platform and her personal story about wilderness therapy.  Liz reveals how having her son attend a wilderness therapy program changed her life and what she recommends for parents whose teens are in a wilderness therapy program.
Liz educates as to how the OPLM platform works and how parents can connect with other parents online. She shares how provides daily support groups, weekly speakers, and peer-to-peer education and why she became involved in the parent support groups.

Season 15 of Stories from the Field is focused on parents' stories and is underwritten by Other Parents Like Me ( We want to express our gratitude to for sponsoring this season.