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Community Meetings at Skyland Trail

Posted on 09/18/2014 08:08

Community Meetings are held every Wednesday for both clients and staff to attend. This client-led meeting is an opportunity for the Skyland Trail comm...
12

Remembering Lives Lost to Suicide

Posted on 09/12/2014 13:20

The prayer below was written and delivered by pastoral counselor, Ayo Yetunde at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Candlelight Vig...
11

The Broken Road

Posted on 09/11/2014 09:48

In telling the story of our experience at Skyland Trail, we were inspired by the words from a country song - “God Bless the Broken Road that Led...
02

Getting Involved On Your Campus

Posted on 09/02/2014 09:08

Active Minds empowers students to speak openly about mental health in order to educate others and encourage help-seeking.  The nonprofit organiza...
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Leading a meaningful life through purposeful activities

Posted on 08/28/2014 10:20

Leading a meaningful life through purposeful activities
Shelley Danser, Coordinator of Adjunctive Therapies, explains the importance of leisure time for our clients and alumni at Skyland Trail. When a pers...
11

Going Back to School

Posted on 08/11/2014 07:35

After graduating from Skyland Trail, many of our clients return to school. Vocational services coordinator, Rhonda Traylor, explains how Skyland Trail...
04

Artfully Transforming Grief

Posted on 08/04/2014 13:49

Many clients and patients come to Skyland Trail with unresolved grief, or experience a loss while in treatment.  Recognizing the universal experi...
25

A Recovery Story: Thomas F

Posted on 07/25/2014 11:38

It has been 6 years since I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. I have never truly come out publicly like this because I have been afraid of what peo...
21

Ensuring Excellence in Care and Customer Service

Posted on 07/21/2014 08:44

Ensuring Excellence in Care and Customer Service
Skyland Trail chief operating officer, Klay Weaver, describes the many systems in place to ensure that Skyland Trail meets and exceeds national standa...
11

Southern Shindig 2014: Behind the Scenes

Posted on 07/11/2014 01:00

Southern Shindig 2014: Behind the Scenes
Southern Shindig is a fundraising event geared toward and organized by Atlanta young professionals. This year's event will take place on Friday, ...
01

My battle with depression through pastels

Posted on 07/01/2014 13:22

Blog post from Mike S., Skyland Trail client I have suffered in and out of depression and anxiety for most of my life. Being a naturally introverted ...
17

The Hopelessness that Turned Into Hope

Posted on 06/17/2014 10:18

The Hopelessness that Turned Into Hope
I really was ready to die. Skyland Trail saved my life, plain and simple. I had suffered from depression and anxiety for over a year since losing thre...
04

Dialectical Behavior Therapy at Skyland Trail

Posted on 06/04/2014 12:35

Dialectical Behavior Therapy at Skyland Trail
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a form of therapy designed to treat patients with borderline personality disorder. Evidence now suggests that it...
21

The Wellness Recovery Action Plan

Posted on 05/21/2014 11:49

Social Integration Primary Counselor, Elizabeth Moore, MS, LPC, NCC recently shared this information to families at our Family Support Group (STEP). ...
06

Our 2013 Annual Report

Posted on 05/06/2014 08:00

Our 2013 Annual Report
President's Letter as published in the 2013 Annual Report.  Life-changing journeys start with a path. For the past 25 years, that path has ...
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Why I Give: Jackie Montag

Posted on 04/24/2014 09:00

Why I Give: Jackie Montag
I first heard the name “Skyland Trail” at a Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta meeting in 2004. Skyland Trail was awarded the Managi...
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Remembering William H. Fox, Jr.

Posted on 04/22/2014 10:20

Remembering William H. Fox, Jr.
Longtime donor, supporter and board member, William H. Fox, Jr., passed away last week. Bill and his wife, Carol, have been involved with Skyland Tra...
02

Creative Energy Connection

Posted on 04/02/2014 12:35

I decided to volunteer with the Horticulture Department at Skyland Trail because I wanted to connect with nature and with people who appreciate the he...
19

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Posted on 03/19/2014 07:58

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a well-tested specialized type of psychotherapy shown to be effective for certain types of psychiatric illnesses...
03

Associates President, Kim Nalley shares about upcoming event

Posted on 03/03/2014 12:06

Associates President, Kim Nalley shares about upcoming event
Kim Nalley is President of the Skyland Trail Associates, an auxiliary group of women who support Skyland Trail through fundraising efforts and special...
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The Dual Diagnosis Program at Skyland Trail

Posted on 02/17/2014 11:00

Dual diagnosis is a program of therapy designed to treat people who have more than one psychiatric condition at the same time. At Skyland Trail, we us...
03

Evidence-Based Treatment

Posted on 02/03/2014 10:00

Below is an interview with Chief Medical Officer Ray Kotwicki, MD, MPH What is evidence-based treatment? Evidence-based medical treatment ...
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25 Years of Change

Posted on 01/15/2014 11:00

25 Years of Change
Interview with Beth Finnerty, Skyland Trail President and CEO What is the significance of the 25th Anniversary of Skyland Trail? What a milestone! T...
05

Visit our Artist Market this Holiday Season

Posted on 12/05/2013 14:11

Learn more  Artist Market > Adjunctive Therapies >
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Tips To Reduce Stress During This Holiday Season

Posted on 11/26/2013 09:06

Tips To Reduce Stress During This Holiday Season Be Thankful “Make a gratitude list” and say “thank you.”  When under...
11

Continuum of Care

Posted on 11/11/2013 13:17

Continuum of Care Chris Cline, Vice President of Clinical Services, describes the continuum of care at Skyland Trail. Clients move from an intensive ...
21

Worthwhile

Posted on 10/21/2013 10:00

In August 2013, five clients along with some of our Adjunctive Therapies Staff attended the Spiritual Retreat in Ellijay, Georgia, at the home of Lisa...
15

I can shine a light.

Posted on 10/15/2013 09:42

I can shine a light Pastoral Affirmation What is your purpose in life?  You can choose to bring darkness ...
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Why Family Therapy is a Key Element in Recovery

Posted on 09/18/2013 14:02

Why Family Therapy is a Key Element in Recovery
An interview with Dr. Carlyle Bruce, Family Psychologist The goal of family therapy is to help the families and clients here take a look at what...
04

The Strategic Path Forward

Posted on 09/04/2013 08:17

The Strategic Path Forward
An Interview with President and CEO Beth Finnerty and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Ray Kotwicki  Could you give us an overview of the plan fo...
20

Cooking with Blissett

Posted on 08/20/2013 07:17

Cooking with Blissett
 “When you’re focused on mental health, you might not realize that you’re not getting the nutrition you need or that you’...
07

Music for a Great Cause

Posted on 08/07/2013 08:04

Music for a Great Cause
On Friday, August 16, 2013, Skyland Trail is hosting the 2013 Southern Shindig at SweetWater Brewing Company in Atlanta. Attendees will enjoy a fun-fi...
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Inspiring Wellness

Posted on 08/01/2013 12:21

Inspiring Wellness
Understanding the Overlap of Mental and Medical Health Pictured on left, Joyce M. and Nurse Practitioner, Maureen Newton on right. &l...
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Benefits of Laughter Chairs Explain Our Signature Fundraising Event

Posted on 07/23/2013 12:54

Benefits of Laughter Chairs Explain Our Signature Fundraising Event
Our 16th Annual Benefits of Laughter will be held on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. This exciting event applauds the passion and dedication of all those...
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Making a Difference Doesn't Mean You Can't Have Fun

Posted on 07/16/2013 13:30

Making a Difference Doesn't Mean You Can't Have Fun
Anna Ruth Williams is a host committee member for Southern Shindig, an event geared toward and organized by young professionals in Atlanta. Anna ...
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Three Questions with Patty Reid, Advisory Board Member

Posted on 06/24/2013 15:48

Three Questions with Patty Reid, Advisory Board Member
How did you get involved with Skyland Trail? A friend invited me to Benefits of Laughter. I knew Mark West, who was board chair at the time, and his...
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Facing the Challenge of Bipolar

Posted on 06/24/2013 15:37

Facing the Challenge of Bipolar
“Snowboarding and golf, that’s me,” says 21-year-old Wyatt M. His dad took him to snowboard in the Blue Ridge mountains north of the...
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Uncovering Misplaced Whimsy

Posted on 06/24/2013 10:00

Uncovering Misplaced Whimsy
Written by Skyland Trail client, Jenny M. When I was little I'd sprinkle glitter in my hair and twirl around the backyard pretending to be Pippi Long...
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Celebrating Oneness

Posted on 06/06/2013 10:00

Celebrating Oneness
On June 2, 2013, Skyland Trail hosted a community interfaith worship service, entitled Celebrating Oneness. The event was followed by a volunteer cele...
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Learning How to Survive Through Dialectical Behavior Therapy at Skyland Trail

Posted on 06/03/2013 10:32

Learning How to Survive Through Dialectical Behavior Therapy at Skyland Trail
By Shelley W., former Skyland Trail client As the result of a major manic episode and subsequent hospitalization, I entered Skyland Trail in May 2011...
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Meet Elizabeth Moore, Social Integration Primary Counselor

Posted on 05/13/2013 12:15

Meet Elizabeth Moore, Social Integration Primary Counselor
Elizabeth Moore, LPC is the Primary Counselor for Social Integration at Skyland Trail. The Social Integration recovery community w...
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Meet Ayo Yetunde, Pastoral Counselor

Posted on 05/07/2013 10:12

Meet Ayo Yetunde, Pastoral Counselor
Skyland Trail welcomes Pamela Ayo Yetunde as our pastoral counselor.  In her new role, Ayo plans services for clients, facilitates group discussi...
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The Impact of Art Therapy

Posted on 04/29/2013 12:37

The Impact of Art Therapy
On Friday, May 3rd, Skyland Trail is hosting the 16th Annual Arts in the Garden event.   This event celebrates Mental Health Month by giving...
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Hope Springs Eternal

Posted on 04/08/2013 11:47

Hope Springs Eternal
“Hope springs eternal” on the campuses at Skyland Trail, especially in springtime when the return of unfolding new growth and budding flow...
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Momentum at Skyland Trail in 2012

Posted on 04/02/2013 09:00

Momentum at Skyland Trail in 2012
President's Letter as published in the 2012 Annual Report. The signs of strong momentum at Skyland Trail were everywhere in 2012.  Client and fa...
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Musical Notes: Jeff Barnes

Posted on 03/26/2013 08:19

Reprinted with permission from the Skyland Trail client newsletter. Written by Skyland Trail clients Erica and Vadi When we come in on Wednesday, an...
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Billy Howard: Step Inside My Head

Posted on 03/11/2013 13:03

Billy Howard: Step Inside My Head
Billy Howard is the featured speaker at this year's Skyland Trail Associates Spring Luncheon & Fashion Show. Howard is a 2011-2012 Rosalynn Carter...
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Associates President Page Morocco: Why I support Skyland Trail

Posted on 03/06/2013 08:43

Associates President Page Morocco: Why I support Skyland Trail
Page Morocco is President of the Skyland Trail Associates, an auxiliary group of women who support Skyland Trail through fundraising efforts and speci...
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Three Questions with Reintegration Coach, Michael Berger

Posted on 03/04/2013 08:57

Michael Berger is a Reintegration Coach at Skyland Trail. Sometimes, our clients and other individuals recovering from mental illness need a little ex...
01

Happy Employee Appreciation Day

Posted on 03/01/2013 08:00

On the first Friday in March, America recognizes National Employee Appreciation Day.  At Skyland Trail, we are especially appreciative of our str...
07

Three Questions with Board Chair, John Gordon

Posted on 01/07/2013 00:00

John C. Gordon is the new chair of the Skyland Trail board of directors. John has been a member of the Skyland Trail leadership team for more than 20 ...
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The Early Warning Signs of Mental Illness

Posted on 12/19/2012 02:46

Three Questions with Dr. Ray Kotwicki, Skyland Trail Chief Medical Officer 1. Why do we see mental illness emerge in young adults in their 20s? We&r...
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In Recovery: A poem by a graduate of Skyland Trail

Posted on 11/26/2012 21:08

IN RECOVERY We are in recovery and must realize With each passing day, there are certain Things we should not do But that’s not a big price ...
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Season of Change

Posted on 11/21/2012 22:35

Season of Change
On November 18, Skyland Trail hosted its fall community worship service, entitled Seasons of Change. The event was followed by an alumni celebration and luncheon. Below is an excerpt from the message delivered by Rev. Adam Garner, MDiv, LAPC. Adam leads the Pastoral Counseling program at Skyland Trail.
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Fellowship through Spirituality

Posted on 08/13/2012 21:36

Skyland Trail to host its 3rd Annual Fellowship through Spirituality on Sunday, August 26th from 10 am – Noon. All clients as well as client families and loved ones are invited to participate.
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Vocational Services offers resume help

Posted on 07/18/2012 17:00

Marie P. used the Vocational Services program at Skyland Trail to update her resume and prepare for returning to the workforce. “I used the Vo...
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Skyland Trail North Campus Photos

Posted on 07/05/2012 21:46

Skyland Trail North Campus Photos
You may have read in our Spring 2012 annual Journeys magazine that Skyland Trail’s North Campus was recently renovated.
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Benefits of Laughter Chairs Announced

Posted on 06/25/2012 21:39

Benefits of Laughter Chairs Announced
Skyland Trail announced the volunteer leadership for its 15th annual Benefits of Laughter gala, to be held October 17, 2012 at the St. Regis Atlanta Buckhead.
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Southern Shindig 2012

Posted on 06/14/2012 21:49

Southern Shindig 2012
Skyland Trail’s Second annual Southern Shindig was held at The Trolley Barn in April and was a great success. The event was organized by a ...
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Vocational Services helps creative client find creative job

Posted on 06/01/2012 16:50

Coleman H. is a former Skyland Trail client who used our Vocational Services program to find a job where he could apply his passion and creativity. ...
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Horticulture Project on Display at Whole Foods

Posted on 05/30/2012 21:57

Horticulture Project on Display at Whole Foods
Skyland Trail’s Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) core group collaborated as a team in horticulture therapy to make vegetable/herb garden crate...
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Another Successful Arts in the Garden

Posted on 05/29/2012 22:03

Another Successful Arts in the Garden
Thank you to everyone who helped make our annual Arts in the Garden event a huge success! Attendees enjoyed workshops, performances and art throu...
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Vocational Services offers guidance and support

Posted on 05/15/2012 17:08

Note: “Elaine” has chosen to keep her identity confidential. One of the biggest questions clients have when preparing to return to work i...
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The Spirit of Recovery

Posted on 05/15/2012 03:16

This article, written by Susan Lindsey, appeared in the Spring 2012 issue of our Journeys Magazine. From the outside, Roberta W. appeared to have it ...
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Skyland Trail Announces New Chief Operating Officer

Posted on 05/14/2012 22:09

Skyland Trail Announces New Chief Operating Officer
Skyland Trail is pleased to welcome Mark “Klay” Weaver to the organization as Chief Operating Officer. In this capacity, Klay wi...
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Resume and job application support pay off

Posted on 04/27/2012 17:21

Marie P. is a former Skyland Trail client who used our Vocational Services Program to return to the workforce. "Rebecca helped me by checking over m...
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Spring Worship Celebrates Rhythms of the Heart

Posted on 04/16/2012 22:18

Spring Worship Celebrates Rhythms of the Heart
Thank you to all the clients, volunteers, staff and family members who joined us this past Sunday for our Spring Worship Service. It was a gorgeous Sp...
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You're Invited to Arts in the Garden

Posted on 04/10/2012 22:22

You're Invited to Arts in the Garden
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Welcome New Board Members

Posted on 04/03/2012 22:40

Skyland Trail is pleased to welcome Melissa Lowe to its Board of Directors and Mike Dobbs, Missy Madden, Kim Marks, and Mark W. Tipton to the Advisory...
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Sign Up for the Southern Shindig!

Posted on 03/29/2012 22:41

Sign Up for the Southern Shindig!
Mark your calendars- in just a few weeks it will be time for our second annual Southern Shindig–  it’s a night of food and fun for a ...
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Mental Health Day at the Capitol

Posted on 02/08/2012 23:04

Mental Health Day at the Capitol
Skyland Trail took a strong message to government representatives in Atlanta, as part of an annual event to bring awareness to the unique issues faced...
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Speaker Announced for Associates Luncheon

Posted on 02/03/2012 23:07

Speaker Announced for Associates Luncheon
The Skyland Trail Associates, an auxiliary group of volunteers and donors, announce their fifth Annual Spring Luncheon & Fashion Show Friday, Marc...
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Save the Date for the Associates Luncheon!

Posted on 01/23/2012 23:10

Save the Date for the Associates Luncheon!
Save the date!  The 5th Annual Associates Luncheon will be held Friday, March 16, 2012 at Cherokee Town Club. Stay tuned for details about ...
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Family Support at Skyland Trail

Posted on 06/18/2011 20:49

It’s been more than four years since Don and Maryland McCarty’s son David received a diagnosis of schizophrenia, permanently altering the ...
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Doughnuts and the Beach: The Importance of DBT

Posted on 05/03/2011 02:36

Opposite ideas or feelings may initially appear to be contradictory.  For instance, how can I want to look great in my swimsuit for a trip to the...

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