Alumni Program

Alumni Program for Graduates of the Residential and Day Treatment Programs for Adults 18+

After graduating from Skyland Trail, individuals can stay connected, build relationships and engage in healthy social activities in a supportive environment through the Alumni Program.

A portrait photo of Tera Carter
Tera Carter, CPS, WHWC
Alumni Program Coordinator

My name is Tera and I am a certified peer specialist who lives with bipolar type I. Over the past eight years, I have worked through my own recovery by unpacking traumas, learning boundaries, reversing co-dependency, and practicing self-care.

I am very passionate about advocacy and empowering those living with mental health disorders to live a happy, stable, and productive life. I have lead peer groups for several years with NAMI and am now a National Trainer. Over the past year, I served on the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Mobile Crisis Team that goes out into the community to assess and provide resources for individuals in mental health and substance abuse crises. My greatest joy is being a mother to my three children.

I look forward to serving all of you in the Skyland Trail alumni community as we work through our recovery journeys together!

Connect with Fellow Alumni

Contact the Alumni Program Coordinator to learn more.

In-Person Activity Requirements

Note that to attend in-person activities on or off campus, you must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19, including all recommended booster vaccines if eligible, and provide proof of vaccination. You must register in advance for each in-person activity. 

Upcoming Alumni Events

Virtual Alumni Support Group

(First, third, and fifth Thursday of each month)

Thursday, June 2, 6:00–7:30 PM ET
Thursday, June 16, 6:00–7:30 PM ET
Thursday, June 30, 6:00–7:30 PM ET

Virtual Alumni Enrichment

(Second and fourth Thursday of each month)

Thursday, June 9, 6:00-7:30 PM ET
Benefits of Healthy Sleep Hygiene led by Helen Goldberg

Thursday, June 23, 6:00-7:30 PM ET
Stress Management led by Tera Carter

On-Campus Fellowship: Game Night

(Second Wednesday of each month)

Wednesday, June 8, 6:00-7:30 PM ET
Game Night
Charles B. West Campus Board Room

Alumni Outing: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Wednesday, June 22, 7:30 PM

Join us at Piedmont Park for "Concerts in the Park" presented by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. The theme for the June 22 performance is "Hooray for Hollywood."

Special Opportunities

RESPECT Institute
July 11-15, 2022
Skyland Trail will host the RESPECT Institute of Georgia, a four-and-a-half-day virtual training program for individuals looking to better tell the story of their mental health journey. If you're interested in participating, please contact Tera Carter at

Skyland Trail 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, September 10, 2022
Register to participate, volunteer, or donate on the 5K website

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