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The power of a job on teen mental health

The following opinion column originally appeared in the Indianapolis Business Journal. Indiana’s new high school graduation requirements form a pathway to a diploma through job experiences. They also form a pathway to improved mental health for students. The guidelines bring us full circle to a time when our society placed a lot of importance on […]

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Ben’s Ranch Foundation Teams with Conner Prairie

Innovative Partnership Targets Exploding Mental Health Crisis Ben’s Ranch Foundation, Inc. (BRF), a 501c3 charitable organization based in Carmel, today announced an exciting new partnership with Conner Prairie. Under the agreement, Conner Prairie will employ interns referred to them by Ben’s Ranch and host BRF’s first annual “Barn Bash” called Healing in the Heartland on October 3, […]

Commentary: The Outdoors is a Powerful Tool

The following commentary about the benefits of the outdoors from Ben’s Ranch Foundation Founder Brose McVey first appeared in The Statehouse File: One of the most powerful tools we can employ in a much-needed war against mental illness is dirt cheap, easy to access and universally accessible. My friends would say I’m biased. They’re right. I […]

Jeff Goodwin and Patty Hagen have joined the Ben's Ranch Board.

Ben’s Ranch Foundation Adds Two Board Members

Ben’s Ranch Foundation has added two new members to its Board of Directors. Jeff Goodwin and Patty Hagen were recently elected to the Indiana nonprofit’s board. Jeff Goodwin of Fishers currently serves as the Vice President of Insurance Programs at the Indiana Manufacturers Association’s for-profit insurance agency subsidiary. Goodwin holds a B.A. from Indiana University […]

Brose McVey is featured in Inside Indiana Business' Perspectives column.

No Vaccine for Mental Illness

  Ben’s Ranch Founder Brose McVey’s column on the impact of the pandemic on mental health is being featured on Inside INdiana Business in the Perspectives column. By Brose McVey, Founder, Ben’s Ranch Foundation The young people our nation is relying on to take the reins of our future economy are at an alarming crossroads. Research […]

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Finding Stress Relief Outdoors

Many know the stress today’s teens face during the school year. However, summer can come with its own set of challenges. With Americans spending more and more of their time indoors, nothing can upset a parent quite like watching their teen sit inside on a nice summer day. But getting teens out of the house […]