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Managing Your Depression During The Holidays

November 17, 2021
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By Gordon Corsetti, Skyland Trail adult programs graduate It seems the holidays are annual events that conspire to derail any progress made against my depression. Shorter days mean I get less sunlight. Colder mornings mean it is that much more difficult to extricate myself from the warm sheets. Worst of all though, is the forced…

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Staff Highlight: Dawn Collinge, LPC

October 26, 2021
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Learn more about Dawn Collinge, LPC, NCC, MAC, ACS, Education Outreach Coordinator at the Skyland Trail. How long have you been at Skyland Trail? “7 years.” What made you want to go into the mental health field? “Listening to a psychologist during career day when I was a junior in high school. But, it took…

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Addiction Treatment Vs. Residential Dual Diagnosis Treatment

September 20, 2021
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What is a dual diagnosis treatment program? A dual diagnosis treatment program helps people who have a substance use disorder and a co-occurring psychiatric diagnosis like major depression, an anxiety disorder, a bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or another thought or mood disorder. Therapies and programs are structured to help patients address both issues simultaneously instead of…

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Staff Highlight: Carlyle Bruce, PhD

August 27, 2021
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Learn more about Carlyle Bruce, Ph.D., Director of Psychological Services and family therapist at the Skyland Trail adult residential treatment program. How long have you been at Skyland Trail? “I have been at Skyland for 10 years.” What made you want to go into the mental health field? “I really enjoyed talking to others, and—though…

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What People Don’t Tell You About Depression

July 12, 2021
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By Gordon Corsetti, Skyland Trail Graduate The numbness caused by depression is rarely discussed because that degree of isolation is deeply unnerving. It is telling that one of the worst things we can do to a human is to lock them in a room with minimal interaction for an indeterminate amount of time. The effects…

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Dietitian Dishes: Ground Turkey Skillet

June 22, 2021
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Check out this savory ground turkey skillet recipe straight from the kitchen of Skyland Trail dietitian, Isabel Alvarez, RD, LD. 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…

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Staff Highlight: Elizabeth Carter, LPC, NCC

May 17, 2021
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Take a few moments to learn more about Elizabeth “Liz” Carter, LPC, NCC, a primary counselor for dialectical behavior therapy at the Skyland Trail adult residential treatment program. How long have you been at Skyland Trail? “I have been at Skyland Trail since February 2019, so a little over two years.” What made you want…

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What To Expect After Graduating from Skyland Trail

April 28, 2021
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By Gordon Corsetti, Skyland Trail Graduate You feel unmoored. Like a sailor getting off their boat following a long tour, your sea legs are strong, yet acclimating to walking on the solid ground takes a measure of doing. You spent 90 days in a CBT or DBT treatment program at Skyland Trail. Perhaps you were…

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Dietitian Dishes: Lemon Ricotta Veggie Pasta

March 3, 2021
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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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