CLIENT STORIES

Recovery Happens Here

Learn more about client stories and patient experiences.

The Skyland Trail Experience

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

Our Clients

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Experiencing the “Skyland Trail Magic”

My name is James. I was diagnosed with severe depression a little over a decade ago, and this, my second major episode, began near the…

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At times I felt like superwoman…

I grew up in a family and community where mental health was not talked about or accepted as a real illness. The common sentiment towards…

Maylie

Maylie

As a client in the adult residential DBT program, Maylie learned how to acknowledge emotions without letting them control her life. As a resident of…

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Liz T.

“Skyland Trail was truly an unforgettable experience that has helped me feel like I can take on life and not let my mental illness hold…

Madison

“Skyland Trail gave me the time and permission to know that ‘All you have to worry about right now is getting better.’ And I needed…

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Gordon C

“I had always had a breakdown as a result of some significant bad stress…but everything in my life last September was awesome…and I think part…

Debbie

“I learned that this is not something I can rely on others to do; it has to come from me.” Debbie, a project engineer and…

Shane, Skyland Trail alumni

Alumni Selfie Story: Shane

It’s been three months since I moved out of Transitional Living and one year since graduation. I think my Primary Counselor said it best: ‘You…

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Alumni Selfie Story: Marisa S.

Hi, I’m Marisa! It has been a little over five years since I’ve graduated from Skyland Trail. In that time, I’ve gained work experience, graduated…

Our Families

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Lynda

“I hope that this scholarship will provide families with some measure of relief from the burden of the cost of treatment. I remember the many…

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Mother & Son Conversation

A mom and her young adult son talk about his experience at Skyland Trail and the progress he’s made since completing the adult residential treatment…

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…

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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…

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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 &…

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