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The Skyland Trail Experience

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

Our Clients

Beth S

Beth S

In 2012, I experienced “the perfect storm.”  I was forced to seek my comfort in bed, had no appetite at all, felt that I was…

Katie S

Katie S

An Orchid Who Survived the Storm All my life, I have felt like an orchid in a field of daisies. The daisies were tougher, more…

Nikki J

Nikki J

Nikki came to Skyland Trail after a series of suicide attempts. At Skyland Trail, Nikki received an appropriate clinical diagnosis and evidence-based treatment and found…

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…

Our Families

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“My loved one was at her lowest point ever when she admitted herself to Skyland Trail… She couldn’t seem to find interest in anything prior…

Thankful for Today

By Renee: When my son was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 2016, I began looking for answers. They were hard to find. After extensive research, however,…

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Skyland Trail Helps Family Along Mental Health Journey

My name is Kerri, and I am happy to share my stepson Quentin’s journey with mental health and the impact that Skyland Trail has had…

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Adolescent Parent Gives Back with Employer Matching Gift

When my teenage son began to struggle with his mental health, we had a difficult time locating a residential treatment center that provided private bedrooms…

A Question of Access

David and Ellen’s daughter, Devi, graduated from the Skyland Trail adult day treatment program six years ago. Devi, a mother, teacher, artist, and leader in…

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Grateful Parents

We are parents of a Skyland Trail adolescent graduate.  Although going through this experience with our daughter was traumatic, exhausting, scary and just plain awful,…

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Peace, Happiness, Kindness and Grace

Wife of a Skyland Trail adult program graduate A few years ago, my husband was willing to put his entire life aside, question everything he…


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