Skyland Trail's residential and day treatment programs for major depressive disorder and persistent depressive disorder are also effective for midlife, mid-career, and older adults. Transitions in this stage of life can trigger an episode of depression after several years of remission. Some triggers might include:
- The death of a parent
- Becoming a parent
- Losing a job
- Experiencing divorce
Other individuals may have struggled with depression symptoms for many years, trying different medications and therapies without getting better.
Adults ages 26 and older entering the residential treatment program admit to Skyland Trail South. Skyland Trail South Residential Campus includes 24 units with private bedrooms and private bathrooms.
In addition to a specialized residential community, clients are assigned to a recovery community. Adults ages 26 and older with depression and symptoms of psychosis likely will be assigned to the Social Integration recovery community. Clients with MDD without psychosis likely will be placed in the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy recovery community. Individuals with an alcohol or substance issue may also be assigned to the Dual Diagnosis recovery community.
We offer more than 150 different groups each week. Some groups are more general and are appropriate for clients of all ages and diagnoses. Other groups are more specialized. Examples of groups that address the unique challenges of this age group are those focused on loss and grief, finding work-life balance, anger and acceptance, codependence, and healthy relationships in middle to late adulthood. A men's peer support group, women's peer support group, and LGBTQ peer support group also are offered as part of the holistic curriculum.
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