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.