2022 Journeys Magazine

In the News

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Cognitive Processing Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

In fall 2022, Skyland Trail began offering additional therapeutic groups for adult clients with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) who meet identified clinical criteria. Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), a form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), helps clients address trauma-related symptoms like anxiety, depression, shame, avoidance, etc. so that they can more effectively engage in therapy. The…
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outdoor recreation area at the Skyland Trail J. Rex Fuqua Campus for adolescents. Residential psychiatric mental health treatment facility in Atlanta, Georgia.

Expanded J. Rex Fuqua Campus for Adolescents

Thanks to generous community support, Skyland Trail purchased a 1.99-acre property adjacent to the J. Rex Fuqua Campus for adolescents in 2021. Work to convert the undeveloped property into additional parking for the campus as well as new outdoor recreational and expressive therapy space for adolescent clients was completed in 2022. The new space includes 68 additional…
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New Staff Policies Promote Inclusion

Skyland Trail, a nonprofit mental health treatment organization in Atlanta, recently announced new staff policies and programming to promote inclusion and help employees of diverse backgrounds feel supported and welcome in the Skyland Trail community. Changes include the addition of Juneteenth as a paid holiday, compensation for military leave, and the creation of a BIPOC…
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Skyland Trail Receives $10,000 Grant from Atlanta Braves Foundation

ATLANTA — Skyland Trail, a nationally recognized nonprofit mental health treatment organization, has been awarded a grant for $10,000 by the Atlanta Braves Foundation. The grant will be directed to the Mark C. West Financial Aid Program at Skyland Trail. Financial aid awards cover a portion of treatment costs for eligible families and allow teen…
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Skyland Trail Welcomes Medical Director of Adolescent Services

Atlanta, GA – Skyland Trail, a nonprofit mental health treatment organization, welcomes Ann Marie Frederick, MD, as Medical Director of Adolescent Services at Skyland Trail. Dr. Frederick is board certified in general psychiatry and in child and adolescent psychiatry. As Medical Director, Dr. Frederick provides psychiatric care to teens ages 14 to 17 enrolled in…
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10th Annual Fairies in the Garden

Atlanta, GA – Skyland Trail, a nonprofit mental health treatment organization, will participate in the tenth annual Fairies in the Garden event at Woodlands Garden in Decatur, Georgia. Adult and adolescent clients from Skyland Trail, with assistance and guidance from horticultural therapy program experts, use natural materials like bark, twigs, branches, leaves, and berries to…
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Beth Finnerty Joins CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion

Atlanta, GA – Beth Finnerty, Skyland Trail president & CEO, recently joined CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion, a group of more than 2,200 other CEOs who are committed to rallying the business community to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. As a member of the group, each CEO commits to take specific actions…
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Skyland Trail Expands Contracts with TRICARE East and Optum/United Behavioral Health/Oscar Health

Effective April 1, 2022, the Skyland Trail adult residential treatment program is now in-network with many plans offered by Humana Military / TRICARE East for adults ages 18 to 20. This expands Skyland Trail’s contract with Humana Military / TRICARE East which previously included adult day treatment and intensive outpatient programs for covered dependents ages…
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Philip Monaghan Named Vice President of Human Resources

Atlanta, GA – Skyland Trail welcomed Philip Monaghan, SPHR, GPHR, SHRM-SCP, as vice president of human resources in March 2022. In this newly created role, Monaghan will provide strategic direction and oversight of the human resources department including staff recruitment; onboarding and orientation; talent management and retention; compensation and benefits; diversity, equity and inclusion efforts;…
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A group of mental health advocates stand together on the steps inside the Georgia Capitol on January 26, 2022.

Advocating for Mental Health Parity in Georgia

Several Skyland Trail alumni and alumni families are part of an advocacy effort in Georgia to pass legislation to improve access to mental healthcare. As a result of these efforts, on Mental Health Day at the Capitol, January 26, 2022, House Speaker David Ralston announced bipartisan legislation to reform Georgia’s mental health delivery system. Skyland…
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DID YOU KNOW? 2022 has been informally declared the “year of mental health” in Georgia. Led by former Speaker of the House David Ralston, the Georgia General Assembly passed several key bills to improve access to mental health care for Georgians. From requiring parity for mental health services, to creating a new license for residential treatment, together the bills help more people connect with the mental health care they need.