Staff Highlight: Molly Mercer-Deadman, M.Ed

December 22, 2022
A portrait photo of Molly Mercer-Deadman, M.Ed, Education Outreach Director at Skyland Trail.

Get to know Molly Mercer-Deadman, M.Ed, education outreach director at the Skyland Trail mental health treatment program in Atlanta.


Staff Highlight: Dawn Collinge, LPC

October 26, 2021
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Learn more about Dawn Collinge, LPC, NCC, MAC, ACS, Education Outreach Coordinator at the Skyland Trail. How long have you been at Skyland Trail? “7 years.” What made you want to go into the mental health field? “Listening to a psychologist during career day when I was a junior in high school. But, it took…


WRAP: Wellness Recovery Action Plan

May 21, 2014

Relapse is part of recovery. Be prepared. Have a plan. The Wellness Recovery Action Plan, developed by Mary Ellen Copeland, Ph.D., is a structured system for monitoring uncomfortable and distressing signs and symptoms, and through planned responses, reducing, modifying, or eliminating those signs and symptoms.  It also includes plans for responses from others when your…


Evidence-Based Mental Health Treatment

February 3, 2014
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An interview with Skyland Trail Charles B. West Chief Medical Officer Raymond J. Kotwicki, MD, MPH What is evidence-based psychiatric treatment? Evidence-based medical treatment means that, as a physician, you look at the research literature to determine, according to reputable studies, which treatments successfully help patients improve and recover and which treatments do not.  Just because someone…