All Kinds of News for March 07, 2018
Skyland Trail is a residential psychiatric treatment organization in Atlanta, Georgia, serving adults ages 18 and older with mood, thought or anxiety disorders. Many patients have complex psychiatric diagnoses and treatment needs. A respectful, healing community, and evidence-based psychiatric treatment create opportunities for recovery for a few unique patient populations, including LGTBQ adults, college-age or emerging adults, adults with treatment-resistent depression, clients with chornic health issues, and clients with a history of self-harm or frequent suicide attempts.
The Skyland Trail treatment team and client community can successfully support transgender adults or adults with gender dysphoria. Transgender adults often need the same evidence-based, individualized care as cisgender adults. Skyland Trail welcomes all adults to our treatment community with the same inclusive, validating approach. When clients have a diagnosis of gender dysphoria, when gender identity is an issue for someone, or when someone is exploring gender fluidity, the treatment team provides support and appropriate expertise. Transgender clients find a welcoming community of peers at Skyland Trail and are able to work toward improved mental and physical health with support and encouragement.
Lesbian, gay and bisexual patients also experience a welcoming environment. Specialized LGBTQ peer support groups are available to clients of all ages, and Skyland Trail clinicians receive training on how to meet therapeutic needs that may be unique to LGBTQ individuals.
For clients with treatment-resistant depression, the Skyland Trail holistic approach and specialized services offer clients new hope and new options for better mental health. In addition to appropriate medication management and onsite Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) services, clients learn and practice coping skills to help them recognize and manage triggers for mood episodes, break the cycle of repeat hospitalizations, and make sustainable changes to live healthier lives.
For clients with chronic health issues, Skyland Trail's integrated mental and medical model with an onsite primary care clinic can uniquely support adults struggling with co-occurring psychiatric and physical health diagnoses, including diabetes, hypertension, sleep disorders and cardiometabolic syndrome.
For clients with a history of self-harm or frequent suicide attempts, Skyland Trail offers Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) as a 90-day intensive program beginning with residential treatment or as an outpatient program. DBT often is appropriate for individuals with borderline personality disorder and/or a history of challenges with emotion regulation, intense relationships, self harming behaviors, or frequent suicide attempts.
Almost 60 percent of Skyland Trail clients are young adults ages 18 to 25. Skyland Trail helps young adults learn to manage their illnesses, identify their strengths and work toward positive, productive futures. Many patients are struggling with a first episode of psychosis or with managing a mood or anxiety disorder as they transition to adulthood and independent living. Residential clients ages 18 to 25 stay at the Rollins Campus, a specialized residence and treatment facility for emerging adults.
About Skyland Trail
Located in Atlanta, Skyland Trail is a nationally recognized nonprofit mental health treatment organization serving adults ages 18 and older with a primary psychiatric diagnosis. Through our residential and day treatment programs, we help our clients grow, recover and reclaim their lives. We’re focused on individuals with complex mental health issues, helping them understand that they can be – and are – more than a diagnosis. We offer expert, evidence-based psychiatric care alongside a compassionate, holistic path to wellness. Our integrated mental, medical, and social model helps clients develop strategies to improve mental health, physical wellness, independence, and relationships with family and friends. Unique therapies offered include music, art and horticultural therapy; workforce and school readiness; primary care services; family therapy; and healthy living and nutrition coaching. Learn more at www.skylandtrail.org