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Sensory Body Awareness Skills to Reduce Distress

September 20, 2019
Sensory Body Awareness

Dialectical behavior therapy – or DBT – is a form of therapy created specifically for individuals with borderline personality disorder. Through DBT, highly sensitive people learn distress tolerance skills that allow them to navigate uncomfortable or painful situations and manage urges to engage in harmful behaviors. DBT creator Marsha Linehan, divides distress tolerance skills into…

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Survive a Crisis Situation with DBT Distress Tolerance Skills

August 26, 2019
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Everyone experiences uncomfortable situations – sitting in a traffic jam, realizing you’re out of coffee as you go to make your morning joe, or having low phone battery without access to a charger. At times in our lives, we suffer through more serious distress and pain, like the end of a relationship, the death of…

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How to Choose the Right Level of Psychiatric Treatment

July 17, 2017
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Finding the right level of psychiatric treatment can make the difference between recovering and getting stuck in the cycle of your symptoms. There are many factors that will determine what kind of treatment is best for you. If you’re having a hard time with anxiety, but can still get yourself to go to work or…

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10 Questions to Ask Mental Health Residential Treatment Programs

January 17, 2017
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1.What type of accreditation or licensing does the program have? Mental health residential treatment programs may qualify for a number of different types of accreditation or licensure.  Skyland Trail has received The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval since 1998. Accreditation from the Joint Commission indicates excellence in ensuring patient safety and quality of care.…

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Supporting LGBTQ Adults Experiencing Mental Illness

May 11, 2016
LGBTQ supportive community

Several aspects of our psychiatric treatment program make Skyland Trail an effective and welcoming environment for LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer or Questioning) adults – including cisgender, transgender, agender, genderqueer, and gender questioning individuals – who are experiencing mental illness. Treatment Philosophy We encourage our patients to define their own values and establish their…

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