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Beth and John's Testimonial
Beth and John's son came to Ironwood withdrawn from life, without concern for himself, and with behavior that was spiraling out of control.Beth and John talk about the programs at Ironwood focusing on healthy living, school lessons and an array of therapies.
Julie recalls her anguish over her son's emotional decline and suicide attempt, then shares the pain of leaving him at Ironwood. Julie then discusses the happiness she feels now that her son is smiling and experiencing joy in his life once again.
Jon was "at the end of his rope" and describes the process of watching his daughter's life deteriorate, the agonizing steps they took to find help for her, and her long road back to the energetic and fun child she once was. "But there is hope," Jon offers for parents facing a similar decision. "Ironwood has given us our daughter back."
A thankful parent discusses the three years of struggles she endured with her son and the realization that she needed to take action quickly before he turned 18. "Our son is thankful we sent him, that gives you the best feedback ever."
Lisa & Bob's Testimonial
Frightened parents whose fears were calmed by compassionate Ironwood staff.
A relieved parent is thankful for new tools her family can use in meeting the challenges of the future.
Cornelia & Joe's Testimonial
Parent shares gut-wrenching emotions of the day her child was transported to Ironwood and the early days upon arrival.
Parent describes her son's "attitude transplant" and truly believes her son's life was saved.
A grateful parent describes her daughter's sudden transformation to a "Mean Girl" and how difficult it was to send her away to Ironwood--and the rewards of a successful outcome.
Gary & Patsy's Testimonial
Parents describe their miracle solution for their runaway daughter, a second chance for an angry, insecure teen.
Barbara & David's Testimonial
Bad friends, drug and alcohol abuse, dropping out of school: How parents dealt with their son's crisis and learned that intensive therapy gets results.
A high school guidance counselor recalls the drastic measures she took in order to get her daughter back from the brink of disaster.
Ironwood Parents Share Their Experiences, watch video here.
Returning Ironwood graduates share their mentoring experiences, read student letters in our Mentor Blog.