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Stories from the Field: Mental Health and the Outdoors

Jul 28, 2020

Emma Stein is an undergraduate student in Outdoor Education at the University of New Hampshire. When Emma was young she suffered a great deal of loss as her father died when she was 9 and her mother died when she was 16. Emma shares the story of challenges related to the pain she was suffering and how traditional mental health treatment had limited impact. At 16 she went to Summit Achievement a wilderness therapy program in Maine and it changed her life forever. She shares her story of grit and resilience and why she now wants to work in the field.