Clients are admitted voluntarily on referral from a mental health professional or organization. We also welcome self and family referrals. Our staff is readily available to answer your questions about how Skyland Trail can help you, your patient or your loved one.
Skyland Trail pairs comprehensive diagnostic services with evidence-based therapies to help individuals ages 18 and older recover from severe mental illness. Whether a young adult experiencing your first episode of mental illness, or a mid-career professional who has been struggling for years, we can help.
Our comprehensive recovery philosophy integrates mental, physical and spiritual health with community reintegration. Each client has an individualized recovery plan that includes psychiatric services, primary medical care, counseling and adjunctive therapies within a single system.
Family involvement is essential for a client's recovery. We provide a range of opportunities for families to be involved in the recovery journey, including orientation and education, family counseling, and support groups.
Skyland Trail is a nonprofit mental health treatment organization based in Atlanta. For more than 20 years, we have been inspiring people with mental illness to thrive through a holistic program of evidence-based psychiatric treatment, integrated medical care, research and education.
Recovery from mental illness happens step by step, each one an act of courage. We empower clients to keep moving forward, all the way back to a full and satisfying life. By supporting Skyland Trail, you become part of this hopeful, healing journey.
We recognize that you have a unique set of concerns and we encourage you to talk with us directly. We also invite you to schedule a visit or request to receive more information.
“After being at Skyland Trail, I started to have hope again. With hard work, dedication and willingness, it is possible. People with mental illness can get better.”
“I have seen dramatic changes in my mood and my outlook on life and the future. My attitude is much more positive and I’m a lot less irritable. At first I didn’t think it would work, but attending Skyland Trail really saved me.”
“I believe with all my heart that Skyland Trail saved my life. I don’t think I would be here today if it weren't for Skyland Trail.”
“The biggest change I’ve been able to make in my life, as a result of Skyland Trail, is being more aware of my needs and being a better advocate for myself.”
“The things that Skyland Trail has given me far outweighs anything that I’ve been given in my life up to this point. And I’m so grateful for it and what it means for my future and my family.”
"Skyland Trail has taught me the skills to be in the best mental health I've ever had. I have a much healthier way of looking at the world now, and a substantial understanding of how my mind works and how to get the most out of it. I am more flexible in my outlook and expectations, and have the patience to take small, manageable steps toward my goals."
"Without my work at Skyland Trail, I would not be the person I am today. Although it was challenging, the perseverance I gained has allowed me to pursue my goals without dwelling on my mental illness."
"The one thing that rises above the rest is that at Skyland Trail, you can interact with the outside world and you feel like a real person, not someone in a treatment facility. Skyland Trail is fantastic!”
—Jenny M., Alumni
"We could have lost our son so many times along the way. But what we felt when we got to Skyland Trail was hope. They offered him a comprehensive treatment plan. He had to go to recovery groups and he had to participate in group sessions. The medical treatment and psychiatric treatment was there, too.”
"Skyland Trail provided both my family and my loved one with not only hope for their ability to recover and participate in a meaningful life, but also gave us the tools and information so that we could achieve this. I would recommend Skyland Trail to others without hesitation.”
Skyland Trail is the role model for the rest of the mental health treatment world. Evidence-based, humane and recovery oriented, and supporting scientific inquiry, your organization sets the standard with no one else close to.
Philip D. Harvey, PhD, Leonard M. Miller Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences,
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
As a psychiatrist, I feel reassured and fortunate to have Skyland Trail as a resource for some of my most challenging patients. For nearly 15 years I have referred patients, knowing they were going to receive state-of-the-art treatment along with compassionate care.
– Dr. Brian Teliho, Atlanta Center for TMS
A successful scholar and businessman, Bill was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
Our robust Outcomes Research Program shows that people who complete our treatment program return to their communities with reduced symptoms and improved skills to pursue more independent and productive lives.
View 2014 Outcomes Report >
Skyland Trail is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, EIN 58-1489941.