CLIENT STORIES

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The Skyland Trail Experience

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

Our Clients

smiling young adult woman seated, Atlas

Atlas

Atlas, graduate of the Skyland Trail adolescent program, shares her story in the 2023 issue of Journeys Magazine My anxiety has kind of always been…

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Nate

Nate’s story appears in the 2023 issue of Journeys Magazine. Nate’s Story: A Journey of Self-Discovery and Renewal “My experience at Skyland Trail presented me…

Skyland Trail adult residential treatment program graduate Lauren stands in garden smiling

Lauren M: A Journey to Healing

“Skyland Trail has not only changed the trajectory of my life but has given me the tools to build a life worth living.” Lauren M.…

a portrait photo of Carol Z, Skyland Trail adult program graduate

Carol Z.

My name is Carol. I’m 21 years old. I grew up in a rather neglectful and abusive household, so I’ve been struggling with anxiety my…

a portrait photo of Alaina D., a graduate of the Skyland Trail adult treatment program.

Alaina D.

I got (to Skyland Trail) after a pretty extensive hospital stay. I was not looking forward to doing anything or being here at all. And…

Colby W.

One of the things that a lot of people ask is, “What led you to Skyland Trail?” It’s never as simple as one thing. It…

Hope

Hope

So Many Parts of Me Were Addressed and Celebrated “When my insurance coverage ended, I knew I still had more work to do. But financially,…

a selfie of a Skyland Trail adult residential program graduate

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…

handmade journal from art therapy showing the words begin and hope with art

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…

Our Families

Mac and Anne S.

We All Learned A Lot “She was very highly functioning… but mentally she was not well. She desperately needed help… but she seemed just fine…

portrait of Nanette, a smiling black woman with locks

Nanette

Recovery Isn’t a Linear Process Recovery isn’t a linear process. It’s a journey with ups and downs, setbacks and successes, a journey that works out…

Paul and Judy Faletti, a grateful family

Judy and Paul Faletti

Love, Hope, and Compassion A few clients who entered treatment in the early days became a part of the history of Skyland Trail. One of…

Patrick and Tracey M.

Patrick and Tracey M.

Until She Was Ready Over six years, our daughter Amanda received treatment at numerous programs as a result of mental health issues including six suicide…

Family Testimonial: Nita and Angie

A Family’s Story of Hope

Changing the Trajectory of Someone’s Life “All of a sudden, I could tell. I know when he isn’t himself,” says Angie W. about her younger…

Sara C.

My Son, Tommy Skyland Trail gave my son back to me. It’s as simple as that. At age 21, Tommy had a mental health crisis…

Nell R

Nell R

Nell’s son received treatment at Skyland Trail in 2018. Financial aid helped her son fully engage in treatment and helped her family heal. Dear Skyland…