I attribute Wes's growth to his time at Skyland Trail. Nothing else was working, but he began to turn his life around slowly but surely after his time there. I'm very grateful.

– parent of a former Skyland Trail client

Why Skyland Trail

Recovery for Individuals

A unique mental health community, we provide a safe and nurturing place to recover. Through our holistic and integrated program, clients have the opportunity to:

  • solidify an effective medication strategy
  • achieve clarity about their identity
  • learn strategies to regulate emotions
  • practice independent living skills
  • set goals for work and relationships
  • strengthen communication skills
  • explore healthy leisure activities
  • improve physical wellness and nutrition

While each of our clients determines his or her own recovery goals, our overarching goal for all clients is that they leave Skyland Trail equipped to live in the world.

4 Steps to Getting a Loved One Help

Diana K Four Steps to Helping a Loved One"I have learned a lot while caring for my sister, who has bipolar disorder. The first thing I learned? There is no guidebook for caregiving," says Diana K., sister of a Skyland Trail graduate.
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Recovery for Families

We believe families (including relations, spouses, partners, and other important friends) are integral to our clients' recovery process. We also know from experience that families need to recover too. Mental illness places an incredible strain on families and relationships. We offer many opportunities for families to not only support their loved one's recovery, but to work toward the healing and recovery of the family system as well.

As part of our unique, holistic approach to recovery, we offer many valuable services and programs for our families, including:

On Our Blog: Recovery is Possible

Don and Maryland found they were navigating uncharted territory as they searched for ways to help their son David recover from his illness. "“Through education and support you transform, and you understand what you’re dealing with and you begin to realize different expectations need to be set for not only your loved one but also for yourself. That’s comforting, once you realize a course of action.”
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"In telling the story of our experience at Skyland Trail, we were inspired by the words from a country song - God Bless the Broken Road that Led Me Straight to You. The theme of the song is that sometimes life’s disappointments are actually pointing you on a better path. For our son and our family, the broken road of mental illness led us straight to Skyland Trail."
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