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If you asked me on a scale of 1 to 10, where I would place Skyland Trail in my recovery, I would give it a 15.

– Bill L.

Research & Publications

Article: Systematic Study of Structured Diagnostic Procedures in Outpatient Psychiatric Rehabilitation: A Three-year, Three-cohort Study of the Stability of Psychiatric Diagnoses
Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience 2013;10(5-6):14-19
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Poster: A Model Wellness Intervention Aimed at Reducing Cardiometabolic Syndrome Risk Associated with Psychotropic Medications
Presented: APA Annual Meeting 2015
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Poster: A Longitudinal Analysis of Patients’ Perceptions of Life Events After Discharge from Community Mental Health Services
Presented: APA Annual Meeting 2014
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Poster: Engagement Trajectories in Community-Based Mental Health Service Delivery: The Role of Financial Incentives
Presented: APA Institute on Psychiatric Services Annual Meeting 2013
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Poster: Engagement Trajectories in Community-Based Mental Health Service Delivery: The Role of Financial Incentives
Presented: APA Annual Meeting 2013
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Treatment Outcomes

Skyland Trail is a trailblazer in the area of outcomes research, which is an integral part of our evidence-based treatment model. Our robust outcomes and research program employs evaluative instruments considered to be the gold standards in the mental health field to measure the effectiveness of our treatment programs. Outcome data from 2008 through 2015 confirm that our unique integrated, whole person approach helps our clients grow, recover, and reclaim their lives. People who complete the treatment program at Skyland Trail return to their communities with reduced symptoms and improved skills to pursue more independent and productive lives.

When clients begin treatment at Skyland Trail, they complete tests measuring their symptom severity, attitude toward medication adherence, hope for the future, level of functioning, senses of self efficacy and relationships with others, and physical health. We measure those indicators again when they complete their treatment. We supplement these measurements with annual satisfaction surveys.

Specialized instruments based on diagnoses and symptoms provide a more detailed picture of the effectiveness of specific treatment programs for bipolar illness, major depression, schizophrenia, and anxiety.

Who We Treat

2015 Diagnoses confirmed at admissionWe treat adults ages 18 and older with a primary psychiatric diagnosis. In 2015,  75% of clients had 3 or more co-occurring diagnoses – including anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, and personality disorders – in addition to a mood or thought disorder.

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2015 Key Outcomes

  • 92% of all clients experienced a statistically significant improvement in their attitude toward activities of daily living & overall functioning
  • 79% of clients with anxiety experience statistically significant improvement in control of anxiety
  • 80% of clients leave treatment with a positive attitude about taking psychiatric medication
  • 88% of all clients experienced a statistically significant improvement in feelings of hopelessness
  • 80% of clients who are depressed experienced statistically significant improvement
  • 98% of clients would recommend Skyland Trail to someone else

Publications: 2015 Outcomes Report