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Stories from the Field: Mental Health and the Outdoors

Jan 31, 2023

Casie Fariello co-founded Other Parents Like Me (, an online parent support platform, and is the parent of a former wilderness therapy student. Casie reflects on this podcast's last episode, which featured her husband, Mike Fariello, who shared his version of their family's story of behavioral healthcare treatment, including wilderness therapy, and his thoughts on Casie starting OPLM after retiring from the airline industry. Casie also reveals her feelings about having her son transported to a wilderness therapy program after a mental health professional and the educational consultant recommended it after numerous treatment options did not seem to help. Casie also shares the future of OPLM and how she wants the organization to help more families. 

Season 15 of Stories from the Field is focused on parents' stories and is underwritten by Other Parents Like Me ( We are grateful for all does to support parents whose children are struggling with mental health and substance use disorders.