D’Amico, Swartz Join Ben’s Ranch Foundation Board

Ben’s Ranch Foundation has added Dr. Carol D’Amico, PhD and Matthew Swartz to its Board of Directors. Ben’s Ranch Foundation connects teens struggling with mental health challenges to paid internships on farms, stables and equine therapy facilities. The jobs compliment medical therapies by helping give teens purpose and exposure to

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New Jobs Available for Teens

Ben’s Ranch Foundation Expands Provider Network to Create Immediate Openings   New jobs now available for teens! Carmel-based nonprofit Ben’s Ranch Foundation has added new providers and now has immediate paid, part-time internship opportunities available at farms, stables and equine therapy facilities for teens struggling with mental health issues. The

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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

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Inside INdiana Business Spotlights Ben’s Ranch

  Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick recently turned the spotlight on Ben’s Ranch Foundation in its Business of Health segment.  The statewide television program talked with Founder Brose McVey about increasing rates of depression and suicide among teens and how the organization’s programs complement professional treatments. Learn more about

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Ben’s Ranch on Pet Pals TV

Recently, Ben’s Ranch Foundation was featured across the nation on Pet Pals TV. Check out this extraordinary segment that highlights the impact our work has with teens struggling with anxiety, depression and other mental health issues.

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Ben’s Ranch Foundation – Helping Struggling Teens

This article originally appeared in the May 2021 edition of Special Needs Living Magazine.  When Ben McVey was about 14, he began to show symptoms of serious emotional problems. At first, his parents thought it was typical teenage angst. Not long afterward, though, he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. By

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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

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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

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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

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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

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