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Equipping Individuals to Change the Conversation About Mental Health

October 01, 2018

Atlanta, GA – Skyland Trail, a nationally recognized treatment organization for adults with mental illness, recently hosted its fourth annual RESPECT Institute Training Course. Eight individuals from the Atlanta community participated in the 3-1/2 day training program, four of whom are Skyland Trail alumni.

Throughout the week, participants learned skills to transform their recovery journeys into educational and inspirational presentations in hopes to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental illness. The training program helped the individuals gain confidence and develop skills to share their personal recovery stories in diverse venues such as leadership trainings, legislative meetings, employee orientations, university classrooms, civic meetings and continuing education programs.

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Development Disabilities sponsors annual trainings and speaking engagements throughout Georgia, through partnership with Slack Consulting, Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network and Mental Health America of Georgia.

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