Educating clients, their families, healthcare professionals and the general public is a critical aspect of the Skyland Trail mission.
The following sources offer insight into both the mental illnesses we specialize in at Skyland Trail and the programs and services we utilize to treat our clients:
An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness
Author: Kay Redfield Jamison
Breakthroughs in Antipsychotic Medications: A Guide for Consumers, Families and Clinicians
Author: Peter J. Weiden
Helping Someone with a Mental Illness
Author: Rosalynn Carter and Susan Golant
Helping Yourself Help Others: A Book for Caregivers
Author: Rosalynn Carter
Horticultural Therapy: A Guide For All Seasons
A good book for those just learning about horticultural therapy and how to apply it to a variety of groups and situations.
Horticulture as Therapy
Author: Sharon Simpson and Martha Strauss
I Am Not Sick I Don’t Need Help
Author: Xavier Amador, Ann-Lica Johanson (contributor)
Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder
Author: Julie A. Fast
Mental Illness: A Handbook for Caregivers
Author: Rosalind Ramsey
Responding to Individuals with Mental Illness
Author: Raymond J. Kotwicki and Michael T. Compton
Surviving Schizophrenia: A Manual For Families, Consumers and Providers
Author: Fuller Torrey
The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide
Author: David J. Miklowitz
The Burden of Sympathy: How Families Cope with Mental Illness
Author: David A. Karp
The Day the Voices Stopped
Author: Ken Steele
The Role of the Family in Psychiatric Rehabilitation: A Workbook
Author: Anthony M. Zipple, Diane T. Marsh and Laurene Y. Finley
Understanding Depression: A Complete Guide to Its Diagnosis and Treatment
Author: Donald Klein and Paul Wender
We Heard the Angel of Madness: A Family Guide to Coping with Manic Depression
Author: Diane and Lisa Berger
When Someone You Love Has a Mental Illness: A Handbook for Family, Friends, and Caregivers
Author: Rebecca Woolis
Click on any of the links listed below to read more about the mental illnesses in which Skyland Trail specializes, our advocates in the mental health world, or any other general questions you may have about what we do at Skyland Trail.
If you or someone you know are experiencing suicidal thoughts, please visit this site or call 911.
The Association for Ambulatory Behavioral Healthcare gives good insight into partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs. Skyland Trail's IOP program is a major aspect of our treatment philosophy and continuum.
A great reference tool for psychologists and other mental health professionals
A site devoted to enhancing residential mental health treatment
Read more about bipolar disorder, one of the mental illnesses in which Skyland Trail specializes.
Read more about depression, one of the mental illnesses in which Skyland Trail specializes.
Skyland Trail offers treatment for clients who have a primary diagnosis of mental illness with related substance abuse disorders. Read more about dual diagnosis
Emory is a longtime advocate and partner of Skyland Trail's research and treatment initiatives.
Horticulture therapy is an integral aspect of Skyland Trail's day services program. Read more about horticultural therapy's impact.
Medscape provides clinicians and other healthcare professionals with timely, comprehensive and relevant clinical information to improve patient care.
One of the leading advocates for those with mental health concerns
Mental Health America is a leading advocate and informational resource for those with mental health concerns.
Mental Health America of Georgia
Georgia's local chapter of the MHA
Learn more about panic/anxiety issues and how anyone experiencing symptoms should proceed.
One of the leading resources for educating the public on the study of psychology
Learn more about how substance abuse contributes/correlates to mental illness, and where to turn if you or someone you know has a problem