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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 skills, trades, jobs and physical labor as important ways to develop young people and help them find their pathways to

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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 our organization by watching the segment!

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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 the time he was a freshman in a Central Indiana high school, he was in complete crisis. He couldn’t get out of bed; couldn’t handle

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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, 2021. Ben’s Ranch Foundation arranges and supports paid, part-time internships at livestock farms, stables, and equine therapy facilities across Central

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