I would like to preface this by saying that some of the staff at the adolescent program were incredibly kind and helpful as I was experiencing major anxiety upon arrival. However, two weeks later I was kicked out due to self harm. I completely understand how they believed they couldn’t have kept me safe. And I fully respect that. However, I left feeling incredibly hopeless. I came to Honey Lake with the inch of hope I had left in me. It felt like the final option but even they couldn’t help me. I just don’t think it’s right to kick someone out of residential for experiencing more “severe” symptoms of mental illness. I respect needing to be hospitalized when this is taking place. However, I believe it would have been right to allow me back. They made me feel like I committed a crime and that I was hopeless and helpless. I believe they should have sent me to the hospital but when they saw fit let me return. They gave me one “chance” to stop sh. I so badly wanted healing so it broke my heart when i couldn’t return. In addition, online it says we will be doing all sorts of therapies and activities. But instead, for hours at a time we would watch tv with barely any interaction with others. My problem with that was not the act of watching tv but the fact that we did it for so long when we could be getting more help. I also felt extremely judged by my therapist and she lacked compassion. Lastly, some of the staff members made my fellow patients incredibly uncomfortable and have led them to develop even more trauma. They didn’t respect what makes us most comfortable and they often didn’t allow certain girls to be near one another when one of them was just comforting the other.
Honestly an overall horrible experience for me. I was called fat by the workers and I reported it and was told that it was a mistake and it was my fault how I reacted. This place induced a lot of eating disorders in many people. They’re all “mental health matters” until you actually show signs of mental health, then you’re either crazy or seeking attention. They hide behind the facade of being a “Christian” mental health facility but show the opposite of the love of God. I was in a legitimate crisis and was just told that I was seeking attention. I reached out for help from the staff that night and they said I would receive help the next day, I did not receive that help. Everyone was asked how they were, and I was just simply skipped over. This place is extremely overpriced and honestly they just look at the people who go here as a way to make more money. They kicked people out for simply showing symptoms of mental health. Let’s not forget that even if you get kicked out, you still have to pay full price. Do not recommend any teenage girl go to this place.
I attended Honey Lake in the Fall of 2017 and Summer of 2019. I met such kind people both visits and bonded with my therapist, especially the second time. I received the care and help that I needed and now two years later, I am healthier than I've ever been. They connected me to a wonderful therapist and psychiatrist in my hometown and both of those individuals helped me put together a plan that has allowed me to thrive in life again. On top of the wonderful treatments, the food was amazing. If you're battling anxiety, depression, or dealing with a mental illness, definitely consider Honey Lake. You'll be around patients and staff that genuinely care about your well being.
This review is a long time in coming but I wanted to let you know that Honey Lake was life changing for my family. We sent my sister to Honey Lake at the end of 2018 as she was experiencing a mental break and barely able to function. She called us every day the first week crying and begging to go home, but we asked her to please stay and give it a chance. She stayed and the last weekend she was there she started a relationship with Jesus and was baptized in their pool! She has been through a LOT of trials and struggles since she left Honey Lake, but because she got the tools she needed, a great therapist to see from home, and a faith that she didn't have before, she is still doing amazing. Thank you Honey Lake for saving my sisters life!
My sisters and I decided Honey Lake would be the best place to send my grieving father who was dealing with massive depression and anxiety, based on their website. This is listed as "the number one Christian mental health facility in America" BIG JOKE. We wasted $23,000 for 30 days of zoom church services and group therapy for addicts. Someone struggling with depression and anxiety and grief, shouldn't be in the same group session as drug/alcohol addicts. The therapists were condescending, the food was terrible and the rooms are not nice at all. Where is all of the money going? We had to constantly beg for phone meetings with his therapist. We had to ask MULTIPLE times for a discharge plan which we never got. My dad has been home a month now and is WAY worse than he was before, because of his experience at Honey Lake. They still haven't sent him his things, which we were promised multiple times over the last month. DO NOT SEND YOUR LOVED ONES HERE. It is a HUGE waste of money. I will continue to post reviews and share our experience on social media. ALSO.. see below they can respond to a negative review within an hour, but they haven't returned any of my emails or my sister's.
Honey Lake Clinic Girls Adolescents program was far superior to anything we experienced with our daughter and her many treatment programs and therapists over the past three years. The professional treatment and God inspired deep care by the well chosen staff was what finally made a difference and helped to start the healing process for our daughter from a severely traumatic event. We cannot recommend it highly enough!
When I arrived at Honey Lake I was so sick that I couldn’t perform basic life tasks any longer. I didn’t realize how sick I really was. The best way to describe my Honey Lake experience is to say it’s the closest thing to heaven on earth that I have ever experienced. I felt so loved, it was so peaceful, and my bond with Jesus was strengthened like it has never been before. I made friendships that will last a lifetime. I probably read every review before admitting because I was so nervous to admit but I was so broken that I had nothing to lose at that point. It’s so hard to make a decision to come to Honey Lake but I am forever changed and I consider this decision one of the best I have ever made. Every staff member from the doctors to cleaning staff have so much passion for the job they do. I can’t thank Honey Lake enough for the transformation in my life.
Honey Lake Clinic was the best experience I have had. All the staff there were nice and accommodating. The faith-based teaching is what really makes this place special! The classes helped me understand why I am going through this season of my life and what I can do to fix it. I am forever great full to Honey Lake and all that it has done in my life!