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Preparing for Life After Treatment
The support and services we provide at Skyland Trail South give clients the opportunity to build their capacity, strength and confidence to begin working toward recovery.
We help our clients take steps toward normalizing their daily routine and improving daily living skills. To restore healthy sleep patterns, we set expectations for lights out and wake up times. We also set expectations for personal hygiene and cleanliness of personal and community areas. A licensed nurse is onsite 24/7, and our staff administers medications.
Clients at South eat some meals at South Campus and some meals at Rollins Campus or the adjacent Charles B. West Campus. All meals are prepared on-site by food services staff in consultation with our staff dietician.
Structured Daily Schedules
Each client receives an individualized recovery community and weekly schedule. In additional to individual and group talk therapy sessions, daily schedules include fitness and nutrition activities as well as hands-on expressive activities like art, music and horticultural therapy.
For some clients, expressive and recreational therapies are the best part of the day. Even if art, music, and nature aren't typically your "thing," these groups provide an opportunity to get out of your head and not think about your mental illness for a portion of every day. Many clients discover that exercising their creativity can be a new strategy for improving their mood.
South Campus includes an onsite fitness room, common rooms to encourage engagement with peers and families, and a large outdoor courtyard.
Expected Length of Stay
Clients typically stay at the residential level of care (at Skyland Trail South Or Rollins Campus) for about two months. Most clients then step down to our nonresidential day treatment program where they continue to work toward independence.
Many clients live in the apartments available through our transitional housing program while they participate in day treatment. Others return to the community to live with family or friends, or independently.
After residential treatment, clients typically engage in our nonresidential programs, including our day treatment and intensive outpatient programs, for about two months. The total average length of treatment for clients admitting to Skyland Trail South residential care is about four months.
Remember that everyone moves through treatment at his or her own pace. Skyland Trail is not a one-size-fits-all program. The length of stay in any level of care is tailored to the needs of each individual client. Our unique program continuum also allows us to increase the level of care for a client who is struggling or needs extra support. Our multidisciplinary treatment team meets each week to discuss each client individually. The team considers each client's progress toward goals and remaining challenges and makes careful decisions about the level of support each client needs to achieve continued improvement.
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Work & School
The Skyland Trail residential treatment program is a full-time program; residential clients will need to suspend their commitments to a job or school.
Vocational services is an integrated part of the residential treatment program. Vocation services can help young adults prepare to return to school or enter the workforce. Vocational services can help clients in middle to late adulthood develop new strategies to improve work-life balance or consider a career change to support their mental health.
Our vocational services team can also help you explore other purposeful activities - community service opportunities or continuing education - that can help you supplement your day-to-day job. Acknowledging that your job may not use all of your skills or address all of your interests, what activities or relationships could you pursue to feel more fulfilled and engaged with your community?
Family & Friend Involvement
All Skyland Trail residences are unlocked, voluntary facilities. Visits from family and friends are permitted. Visitors must be fully vaccinated and must register at least 24 hours in advance for an appointment to visit during visiting hours. Learn more about visitors >