Rollins Campus: Specialized Residential Mental Health Program for Young Adults
January 24, 2017
A hallmark of the Skyland Treatment model is individualized care.
Each client receives evidence-based treatment matched to his or her diagnoses, symptoms, and goals. In our recovery communities, each client becomes part of a group of peers struggling with similar challenges and receives care from therapists and psychiatrists with specialized expertise.
The opening of the Rollins Campus adds an additional layer of specialization to our mental health residential treatment program. While most clients still come to the Charles B. West main campus during the day to participate in therapeutic groups together, our residential communities now offer age-appropriate socialization and support during evening hours and on the weekends. What is fun or therapeutic for someone who is 20 is not always enjoyable or helpful for an adult who is 45.
Adult clients ages 26 and older at the South Residential Campus focus on skills and growth opportunities to help them navigate where they are in their lives. For example, many clients may be examining relationships with spouses, partners, or children; determining whether to stick with a stressful career or find a new professional direction; or often learning to live with the loss of a loved one, relationship, or career.
Young adults ages 18 to 25 at the Rollins Campus will participate in activities focused on developing skills to successfully navigate the transition from adolescence to adulthood. Our residential clinicians help clients solidify healthy sleeping, eating and hygiene habits. Clients are encouraged to develop daily routines that will help them sustain physical and mental health and live as independently as possible. Clients who may have previously defined themselves by their place in their families or peer groups are encouraged to establish their own roots and define their own distinct identities. Clients whose illnesses have caused them to isolate and avoid social situations are encouraged to explore new hobbies and activities in the community and find new ways to relate to peers.
The opening of the Rollins Campus has made this new layer of specialization possible. Our age-appropriate residential campuses reinforce our belief that our clients are more than a diagnosis. Each has unique needs and challenges, and more importantly, a unique path to recovery. Thank you to the philanthropic community for making this vision a reality.
Inside the Rollins Campus
Each living and treatment space at the Rollins Campus was designed with the unique learning and socialization styles of young adults in mind. A key concept is “movement.” The floorplan and architectural features encourage movement –from a place of rest to a place of growth – from reflection to interaction – from where you are now toward a better future. Take a look.
The Lobby & Reception Areas
This area is the front door of the Rollins Campus. Staff here help welcome our visitors and day treatment clients to campus each morning and help our young adult clients navigate schedules and appointments.
Made possible by the Skyland Trail Associates, an auxiliary group of women leaders, the modern Associates Café is a gathering place for families, visitors and clients.
Made possible by a generous gift from the Skyland Trail Associates.
The Doug Jackson Family Room
Family involvement can be a crucial component of someone’s recovery. The open, comfortable space invites families to visit with loved ones and offer support as they enjoy the warmth from the stacked stone fireplace and light from floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the Atlanta skyline.
Donated by Jane, Clay, Audrey, and Clayton. Family room furnishings were generously donated by Havertys.
The Marjorie E. West Wing: Residential Living
The residential wing was given in loving honor of Marjorie E. West by an anonymous donor.
Every client in the residential treatment program lives in a private bedroom with an adjoining private bathroom. Many clients admit to Skyland Trail after a stay in a hospital. This respectful private space with windows and light provides a contrast to an inpatient hospital and helps clients transition to a new mindset of wellness and living in a community.
Residential room furnishings were generously donated by Havertys.
The Tull Lounge & Patio
The lounge and adjoining outdoor patio is a communal area where clients can regroup after therapeutic sessions, read or complete homework assignments, and prepare for what’s next.
The lounge and patio were made possible by a generous grant from the Tull Charitable Foundation.
Media & Game Room
Reminiscent of a college student lounge, a media & game room on each residential level encourages socialization and provides common space for clients to form peer bounds.
The media & game room on the main level was made possible by a generous gift in loving memory of Jimmy England by his sister Carrie England Lanier.
Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation Fitness Center & Patio
This space with exercise equipment helps clients incorporate physical fitness into their daily routines. An outdoor patio provides a unique space for outdoor exercise and quiet meditation.
Made possible by a generous grant from the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation.
Nursing Station and Pharmacy
A nursing station and pharmacy on each residential floor ensures client safety and support. Residential and nursing staff provide around-the-clock supervision; administer medications and help clients work toward managing their own medications; help clients establish healthy daily routines for sleeping, eating, and hygiene; and organize social events and community outings.
Each day, clients cross a “bridge” on their way from rest to work and back. As they walk across the bridge, they transition from one physical space to another, and mentally make the transition from rest and reflection to learning and growth.
Given in appreciation of the leadership and generosity of Brooke Weinmann.
The Fuqua Wing: Clinical & Therapeutic Spaces
The clinical wing as made possible by a generous grant from the J.B. Fuqua Foundation.
In addition to one-on-one sessions with psychiatrists and counselors, clients participate in a structured daily schedule of therapeutic groups, including a “core group” every day at 2:00 with a consistent group of 10-15 peers from their recovery community. Other types of groups include skill building, psychoeducation, process and support, pastoral counseling, vocational, sports and fitness, nutrition & cooking, and hands-on groups like art, music or horticultural therapy.
Each client receives support from a multidisciplinary treatment team. Clients are matched with a primary counselor who meets with them individually and helps coordinate their care across the treatment program. Clients also are matched with a staff psychiatrist who meets with them one-on-one.
Skyland Trail interns are undergraduate and graduate level students pursuing careers in social work, psychology, nursing, horticultural therapy, art therapy, recreation therapy and related programs. Skyland Trail is also a site for medical students to gain experience in psychiatry. Supervised by our staff psychiatrists and counselors, these trainees provide add-on services for our clients including group education or skills-focused sessions and additional adjunctive opportunities.
The Dining Room & Inman Family Dining Patio
Full of light, and with expansive views to the outside, the dining room has a unique garage-style door that opens in nice weather to make indoor-outdoor dining easy. Clients are encouraged to share healthy meals together. The adjoining commercial kitchen significantly expanded the food preparation area, which will serve as the primary kitchen for both the Rollins Campus and the Charles B. West Campus. After a morning of working hard in treatment, the outdoor Inman Family Dining Patio gives clients a welcome break, with sounds of water and views of gardens, trees and sky.
The Inman Family Dining Patio was made possible by a generous grant from the Hugh M. Inman Foundation.
Clients will enjoy the rocking chairs on this porch in the evenings while reflecting on a long day of treatment, in the morning with a cup of tea, or on weekends while forging new friendships that may last a lifetime.
The porch was made possible by a generous gift from Allison and Ben Hill.
The Edwina and Tom Johnson Pathway to Recovery
The Edwina and Tom Johnson Pathway to Recovery guides clients from our Dorothy C. Fuqua Center, where our admissions office and the Glenn Family Wellness Clinic are located, to the Rollins Campus. The path to recovery is not always straight, and it might be uphill, but it is a path worth traveling.
Made possible by a generous grant from Tom and Edwina Johnson.
The Mark Wynne Outdoor Venue
This unique outdoor recreation program on the grounds of the Rollins Campus welcomes young adults with a myriad of exciting options and helps them feel like they are part of a college campus. Our clinicians have numerous options to bring learning or exercise groups outside, and our clients have opportunities for private reflection or social gathering. In addition to visual appeal, each special area was designed to connect to the recovery process, whether creating space for outdoor music, sharing thoughts, or exercise, each area contributes to the holistic healing process at Skyland Trail.
Given in loving memory of Mark Wynne by his family. “Leave a Mark.”