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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Ben T.

Ben T. is a graduate of the Skyland Trail adult residential treatment program. He shares his treatment experience for psychosis and dual diagnosis.

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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’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…

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…



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,…

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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…

Our Families

James and Beth S

The Gift of a Future with Our Daughter Like many of the families who have been treated at Skyland Trail, we were surprised and unprepared…

Sue B helped her granddaughter find residential psychiatric treatment

Susan B

The Search for Hope I entered the mental health morass as the result of helping my daughter and her husband find a treatment program for…

Rob and Janine B are grateful for progress their daughter made in mental health treatment

Rob and Janine B

Skyland Trail got results, when no one else did Skyland Trail was our family’s last resort to help our youngest daughter. We felt like we…

Shauna M

Shauna M

Everything he needed for the hard work of recovery We are a grateful family.  Our son started in the Skyland Trail day treatment program in 2014,…

Neitcha T grateful family story

Neitcha T

The Power of Your Story “When you stand and share your story in an empowering way, your story will heal you and your story will…

don and maryland mccarty alumni family story

Maryland and Don McCarty

Giving to Skyland Trail Was a Natural Decision The McCarty’s son, David, graduated from Skyland Trail in 2009. Since then, they have continued to stay…

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The Extended Skyland Trail Family “It is both an honor and pleasure to be part of the extended Skyland Trail family. I have been volunteering…