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Dietitian Dishes: Lemon Ricotta Veggie Pasta

March 3, 2021
a plate of lemon ricotta veggia pasta

A key component of taking care of one’s mental health is to also take care of one’s physical health. Cooking and eating nutritious, balanced meals is a simple and effective way to practice self-care and mindfulness while keeping inflammation and other physical ailments like heart disease and diabetes at bay, which have been proven to…

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Staff Highlight: Adam Meadows, MD

February 26, 2021
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Take a few moments to learn more about Skyland Trail psychiatrist, Adam Meadows, MD. Dr. Adam Meadows is a board-certified psychiatrist whose clinical interests include mood disorders, adult ADHD, and mental health concerns affecting college and graduate students. Dr. Meadows previously served as the medical director of psychiatry and behavioral health for WellStar Health System…

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The Brain and the Body: How Mental Health and Physical Health Are Connected

February 9, 2021
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In order to fully understand how to best treat mental illness, we must first understand the factors that can cause mental illness, specifically the balance between nature and nurture. It’s important to remember that psychiatric conditions are medical problems that deserve the same kind of attention, research, and treatment as any physical ailment. What Causes…

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The First Year of Adolescent Treatment at Skyland Trail

December 3, 2020

Skyland Trail began offering evidence-based psychiatric treatment programs for adolescents in October 2019 with the opening of the J. Rex Fuqua Campus . In just over one year since opening the program, we’ve reached several important milestones. Check out a few highlights of the first year of adolescent treatment at Skyland Trail below. Teen Clients…

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Managing Anxiety during a Pandemic

August 26, 2020
close up of a woman wearing a protective mask

Anxiety is running high right now with millions of people around the world. Social isolation, economic hardship, and protecting the health of ourselves and our families are all battles we face every day in 2020. Finding social support and maintaining a healthy structure in daily activities are more difficult—and more important—than ever. Emerging research is…

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Suicide: Who is at risk and how do we prevent it?

April 6, 2020
people in a row with linked arms showing support for suicide prevention

An improved understanding of the types of suicide, who is most at risk of dying by suicide, and how we can prevent suicide is important to reverse the trend and ensure healthy futures for individuals who struggle with suicidal thinking and/or impulsive behaviors.

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Finding Wellness In Difficult Times

April 3, 2020
Wellness

We are in the midst of an unprecedented crisis and the only way out is through. Though we are all choosing to navigate this challenging time in different ways, the only way to thrive is to incorporate a hearty dose of self-care. We wanted to take a moment to share a few new ways to…

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How Can Self-Care Support Mental Health?

January 30, 2020
self-care

Taking care of yourself—both physically and mentally—is an important part of overall wellness. The idea of self-care has grown in popularity in recent years, filling social media timelines and news feeds with tips and tricks. Self-care activities can be great tools for anyone looking to manage stress, be more aware of their feelings and emotions,…

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Understanding Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

December 19, 2019
Teen with OCD washing hands at sink

In psychiatry, OCD is sometimes referred to as “the great imitator” because the behaviors of someone with OCD can look like symptoms of many other disorders. Psychiatric evaluation by a mental health professional is a crucial first step to ensure patients with OCD receive an accurate diagnosis and are matched with an evidence-based treatment plan. OCD is a chronic illness. By engaging in evidence-based mental health treatment, individuals with OCD can control the symptoms and manage the associated disability.

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6 Ways to Fight Loneliness During the Holidays

December 5, 2019
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Original post date December 12, 2017 Holidays don’t have to feel lonely. Skyland Trail Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Primary Counselor, Luke Smith, LMSW, shares tips on ways to stay socially connected over the holidays. Plan in advance and get a few things on the calendar so you have something to look forward to. 1. Plan ahead and…

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