My son was placed in the residential Spartan Unit at Cedar Ridge. We were in crisis. His therapist kept me informed, but most importantly her actions, treatment plan and therapy with my son has shown me all I need to know. We had been fighting for mental wellness for over six years and nothing changed until Cedar Ridge. I will never forget the phone call I received from him after two weeks. He was changing. I could hear it and I prayed It would continue. He continued to become increasingly well-mannered, thoughtful and started to problem solve on his own. He used his coping skills that he learned and has continued to thrive. I can’t begin to explain how Cedar Ridge has enriched not only my son’s life but mine as well. Cedar Ridge provided the tools and skills that continue to build his self-esteem and realization that he is in charge of himself and his future. They empowered him!