We lost influence over our 15 year old daughter who we had once been very close to. She lost herself, her way and was on a spiral downward that we feared she may never come back from. Her depression and anxiety were suffocating her. Making the hard decision to entrust her to the staff and care at Second Nature was by far the hardest thing we have ever done as parents. It was like holding our breath and jumping into the unknown. But it was better than holding our breath everyday and feeling like we were going to pass out from hopelessness. 10 weeks into the program, and 4 weeks home now, we would do it 10 times over to watch our daughter come back to herself, to life and to see light in her again. Grateful doesn't even begin to describe what we feel. There simply are no words. This was not just her transformation, it was all of ours. In her words, "I have never felt so happy, or laughed that hard ever." And yes, that was with all of her comforts, distractions and numbing devices removed. Was it hard yes? But it was harder to live disconnected from herself so being at Second Nature was a good hard. A hard that makes you grow, instead of devouring you. Every staff member, therapist, field guide, on and on - all felt like angels on earth and carried the burden when we no longer could. Thank you to EVERYONE at Second Nature.