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Recovery Happens Here

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The Skyland Trail Experience

Our adult clients describe what treatment at Skyland Trail was like for them.

Our Clients

Andrea F alumni story

Andrea F

When Andrea came to Skyland Trail, she was in a deep depression; she was hopeless. “After several hospitalizations, Skyland Trail was my last hope,” says…

aina i alumni story

Aina I

My name is Aina, and this is my story. Growing up in my community, we ignored behaviors and people seen as “crazy.” Without nuance, anyone with an…

Kari S alumni story

Kari S

A Place to Start I took a surfing lesson this morning. I also took one back in 2008. The two lessons could not have been more…

Tara B talks about struggle with depression

Tara B

Four years after graduating from Skyland Trail, Tara shares how the skills she learned helped her establish independence and thrive. This spring of 2018, Arts…

Chad H Day Treatment for Anxiety

Chad H

Learning to Live in the Moment “Fishing was among the first things I learned how to do with my father,” reflects Chad H. “And now when…

Melissa C and anxiety

Melissa C

I’m 27 years old. I have struggled for most of my adult life with major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety. Despite working in the field…

Lauren P and anxiety

Lauren P

I always knew what mental illness was, what it looked like and how it affected others by virtue of my family’s history of depression and bipolar disorder.  In my…

victor b playing saxophone

Victor B

“…[Skyland Trail] truly pushed my limits and made me into a much stronger and wiser person than I was three months ago.” When I came…

Ziggy K

Ziggy K

“The only reason I have the life I have now is because of what I learned at Skyland Trail.”

Our Families

Cameron and Josh

I don’t mean to be overly dramatic, but Josh and I feel very strongly that our daughter’s time spent at Skyland Trail literally saved her…

Carrie S parent of a Skyland Trail graduate

Carrie S.

In the summer of 2019, my son (age 23) had a series of events that catapulted into a full blown panic attack that was completely…

Chris and Elizabeth

Elizabeth and Chris

Every family faces challenges. Members of a family supporting a loved one with mental health issues face a unique set of challenges. Elizabeth and I…

photo of Meredith L

Meredith L

“To make the jump from the outpatient psychological and psychiatric care – that wasn’t working – to Skyland was a really big jump for our…

Mac and Anne S.

“She was very highly functioning… but mentally she was not well. She desperately needed help… but she seemed just fine on the outside.” Mac &…

portrait of Nanette, a smiling black woman with locks


Recovery isn’t a linear process. It’s a journey with ups and downs, setbacks and successes, a journey that works out best when you’re surrounded by…

Paul and Judy Faletti, a grateful family

Judy and Paul Faletti

A few clients who entered treatment in the early days became a part of the history of Skyland Trail. One of our first clients expressed…


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