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Mental Health, Wellness, and Recovery Resources

  • 54321 Grounding Technique: an exercise for coping with uncomfortable experiences in five steps. For more information: Click Here
     

  • Atlanta Harm Reduction Coalition: is a community-based organization committed to reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, STI, and substance use within vulnerable communities. Services include culturally appropriate treatment; PrEP; testing for HIV, HVC, and STI; condoms; medication assisted treatment; and more.
    For more information: Click Here
    Address: 1231 Joseph E. Boone Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30314
    Call: (404) 817-9994
    Email: ahrcemail@ahrc-atl.org
    Community Drop-In Hours: Monday/Wednesday 10am-1pm and 3:30-5pm, Tuesday 10am-5pm, Thursday 11am-6pm

     

  • AllenComm: for an online guide to cope with the COVID-19 lockdown.
    For more information: Click Here

     

  • Black Mental Wellness: offers resources, information about coping and wellness, and specific strategies for dealing with life stress.
    For more information: Click Here

     

  • Center for Black Women’s Wellness: The Wellness Program strives to broaden awareness of the many health issues affecting black women. Services include a Wellness Clinic to provide women’s health care, a Safety Net Clinic that provides no-cost services for uninsured women and men, and a Community Prevention Program that offers a variety of programs to raise awareness about relevant health issues in the community and educate people about risk factors and how to prevent disease. For more information: Click Here
    Address: 477 Windsor Street SW, Suite 309, Atlanta, GA 30312.
    Call: (404) 688-9202
    Hours: M-F 9am-5pm

     

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: for information on coping with a disaster or traumatic event.
    For more information: Click Here

     

  • Emory University Psychological Center provides low-cost psychological services for the Atlanta community. The Center is offering telehealth therapy sessions through the Zoom platform.
    For more information: Click Here
    Call (404) 727-7451
    Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:00am-8:00pm, Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm

     

  • Emory University Wellness Guides: provide information for coping with pandemic-related stress and emotional problems for people of all ages and backgrounds.
    For more information and access to these guides: Click Here

     

  • DeKalb County Community Service Board: provides comprehensive, evidence-based behavioral health, substance use, and crisis services for adults, children/adolescents, and families. Behavioral Health now offers video therapy or telehealth for your behavioral health needs.
    For more information: Click Here
    Call 404.892.4646 to schedule an appointment.
    To view five locations: Click Here

     

  • Grady Behavioral Health Outpatient Center/Park Place: provides outpatient services for individuals who need non-acute mental health care, patients can walk-in or request an appointment. Grady treats behavioral illnesses, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, psychosis, and re-occurring substance use.
    For more information: Click Here
    Address: 10 Park Place South, Atlanta, GA, 30303.
    Call: (404) 616-4444 for main office
    (404) 616-1000 for appointments
    Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-2pm

     

  • HelpGuide: is a nonprofit dedicated to providing individuals with quality health information, resources, and tools. Topics include mental health, health and wellness, children and family, relationships, aging, and more.
    For more information: Click Here

     

  • International Bipolar Foundation: provides education, resources, and supportive connection for those living with bipolar disorder.
    For more information: Click Here
    Email: info@ibpf.org

     

  • Mental Health America of Georgia: has links with several online learning webinars for people of all ages and needs.
    For more information: Click Here

     

  • National Alliance on Mental Illness: for resources and information guides, as well as mental health education and support groups.
    For more information: Click Here
    For support and education: Click Here
    For one-on-one support, call: (800) 950-6264
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 10am-10pm ET
    Email: info@nami.org

     

  • National Association of Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders: supports individuals struggling with eating disorders. Services include a helpline, support groups, mentor resources, a treatment directory, and education.
    For more information: Click Here
    Helpline: (888) 375-7767
    Hours: Monday through Friday, 9am-9pm CST
    Email: hello@anad.org

     

  • National Eating Disorders Association: supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders. Services include a helpline, online chat, support and treatment connections.
    For more information: Click Here
    Call: (800) 931-2237
    Hours:
    Monday through Thursday, 11am-9pm ET, Friday 11am-5pm ET
    Online Chat: on website, Monday through Thursday 9am-9pm ET, Friday 9am-9pm ET
    Text: number above, Monday through Thursday 3pm-6pm, Friday 1pm-5pm ET

     

  • National Institutes of Health: for information about health and wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    For more information: Click Here   

     

  • Zencare: provides an article on “7 Mental Health Tips For Black Folks From Black Therapists.”
    For more information: Click Here

 

Substance Use Resources

  • CARES Warm Line: is an empathetic support line for individuals in or seeking recovery from substance use disorder.
    For more information: Click Here
    Call: 1-844-326-5400
    Hours: Every day, 8:30am-11pm
     

  • Drug & Alcohol Rehab: connects individuals struggling with substance use disorder to addiction treatment facilities and support group meetings.
    For more information: Click Here
    Call: (855) 520-2898 
     

  • Families Anonymous: is a 12 step fellowship for the family and friends of those individuals with drug, alcohol, or related behavioral issues. Services include in-person and virtual meetings among other resources.
    For more information: Click Here
    Call: (800) 736-9805
    Email: info@familiesanonymous.org
     

  • Georgia Tobacco Quit Line (GTQL): supports individuals in quitting smoking, vaping, and smokeless tobacco through telephone, text, and web-based services. The phone line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays.
    For more information: Click Here
    English: 1-877-270-7867
    Spanish: 1-877-266-3863
    Hearing Impaired: 1-877-777-6534
     

  • Gilgal: is a Christ-centered recovery residence for women experiencing homelessness due to drug and alcohol addiction through recovery programs, workforce development, and more.
    For more information: Click Here
    Call: (404) 305-8007
    Hours: M-F 9:00am – 4:00pm
    Email: info@womenofgilgal.org
     

  • MARR Addiction Treatment Centers: offers long-term residential addiction treatment to men and women, including those with dependent children, through intensive, high-quality, gender-specific rehab programs, including programs for homeless and low-income individuals.
    For more information: Click Here
    Call: (678) 736-7693
     

  • National Association for Children of Addiction: provides support, in addition to working to raise awareness and support institutions, to those with a parent who abuses alcohol or drugs in addition to training professionals to better support those individuals.
    For more information: Click Here
     

  • Online AA meetings: to find a meeting, click here: Click Here
     

  • Online NAWs meetings: to find a meeting, click here: Click Here
     

  • The Post-Overdose Program (POP): is a part of mobile integrated health at Grady and is meant to support those struggling with substance abuse by providing therapeutic services including peer coaching, harm reduction strategies, and access to treatment programs. A POP Peer support specialist can be reached at (678) 207-8251.
     

  • SAMHSA Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator: A confidential and anonymous information source for those seeking treatment in the U.S. regarding substance use, addiction, and/or mental health problems.
    For more information: Click Here
    Call: 1-800-662-4357 for referrals and information, open 24/7

 

Finding a Remote Counselor/Therapist

  • Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies: is a global community of mental health professionals dedicated to upholding excellence in the dissemination, implementation, and practice of cognitive behavior therapies.
    To find a therapist: Click Here
     

  • Anxiety and Depression Association of America: has find a therapist directory for those needing support for anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and other related disorders.
    For more information: Click Here
     

  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: has a directory for finding U.S. and international suicide bereavement support groups.
    For more information: Click Here
     

  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies: has a Find-a-Therapist service to connect you with therapists schooled in cognitive and behavioral techniques.
    For more information: Click Here
     

  • Avita Community Partners: provides inpatient and outpatient services counseling and psychiatric services for all people in northeast Georgia, including individual and family counseling, psychiatry, psychoeducation classes, rehab, employment support, medical services.
    For more information: Click Here
    Locations: Click Here
    24/7 Crisis Hotline: (800) 715-4225
     

  • Ayana Therapy: provides online therapy for marginalized and intersectional communities.
    For more information: Click Here
     

  • Black Emotional and Mental Health: has a Black Virtual Wellness Directory to help individuals find a virtual Black therapist, doula, yoga teacher, mediator, and more.
    For more information: Click Here
     

  • Black Female Therapists: has a directory of Black female therapists across the USA and provides a safe place for Black women to discuss their mental health and wellness journey.
    For more information: Click Here
     

  • Black Male Therapists: has a directory of Black male therapists across the USA, with filters for virtual vs in-person, LGBTQ+ therapists, and more.
    For more information: Click Here
     

  • The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation: is a mental health advocacy group that works to remove the stigma surrounding mental health issues in the African-American community through campaigns, including the Free Virtual Therapy Support Campaign and a directory for finding a culturally competent therapist.
    For more information: Click Here
     

  • Chris Counseling: provides a wide range of therapeutic services in Metro Atlanta including individual and group therapy, family counseling, childhood trauma intervention programs.
    For more information and locations: Click Here
    Call: (770) 722-0080 to connect with an office.
    Email: CareTeam@CHRIS180.org
     

  • Cobb County Behavioral Health Crisis Center: offers comprehensive gender specific substance use treatment designed to promote healthy, stable and drug free families.
    Address: 1758 County Services Parkway, SE Marietta, GA 30008.
    Call: (404) 794-4857
    For more information: Click Here
     

  • Family Ties: provides child and adolescent mental health services.
    For more information: Click Here
    Address: 270 Carpenter Dr NE # 400, Sandy Springs, GA 30328.
    Call: (678) 460-0345
     

  • Fulton County Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities: offers resources at its community-based mental health center locations that serve children, adolescents and families, adults, and senior citizens, including those with intellectuals and developmental disabilities.
    For more information: Click Here
    See website for specific hours and contact information
     

  • Inclusive Therapists: is a resource for finding individual therapy, relationship therapy, family therapy, therapy for children, therapy for teens, group therapy, coaching, medication management, low-cost services, teletherapy, and therapist supervision that centers the needs of BIPOC, LGBTQ+, neurodiverse, and disabled individuals.
    For more information: Click Here
     

  • LGBTQ Therapist Resource: seeks to improve access to safe, competent therapists for LGBTQ-identified individuals in Georgia through therapy groups and a therapist directory.
    For more information: Click Here
     

  • The Link Counseling Center: provides counseling, psychotherapy, and support groups to individuals of all ages on a sliding fee scale.
    To schedule an appointment: (404) 256-9797
    For more information: Click Here
     

  • The Loveland Foundation: provides resources and initiatives are collaborative and they prioritize opportunity, access, validation, and healing, as well as access and funding for therapy with a particular focus on Black women and girls.
    For more information: Click Here
     

  • National Queer and Trans Therapist of Color Network: is advancing healing justice by transforming mental heal for queer and trans people of color, including through a directory of therapists.
    For more information: Click Here
     

  • SAMHSA Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator: A confidential and anonymous information source for those seeking treatment in the U.S. regarding substance use and mental health problems. For more information: Click Here
    Call: 1-800-662-4357 for referrals and information, open 24/7
     

  • Therapy for Black Girls: helps Black girls find therapists both in-office and virtual.
    For more information: Click Here
     

  • Therapy for Black Men: includes a directory of therapists and coaches, a blog, and other resource links to provide judgment-free care for Black men.
    For more information: Click Here
     

  • Therapy for Queer People of Color: is a directory of inclusive mental health providers dedicated to meeting the needs of the LGBTQ and POC communities.
    For more information: Click Here
     

  • Tru Circle: helps clients find a therapist, either in-person or online, and understand the therapy process. For more information: Click Here
     

  • Viewpoint: provides treatment for mental illness and substance abuse (particularly for uninsured, low-income Medicaid, Medicare patients).
    For more information: Click Here
    Daytime Number: (678) 209-2411
     

  • You Are Rad: connects users with resources for finding a therapist, answering mental health questions, and applying for grants to cover the cost of therapy.
    For more information: Click Here

 

Pregnancy Loss Resources

  • The Compassionate Friends: provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family through online communities, private Facebook Groups, and local chapters.
    For more information: Click Here
    To find a chapter: Click Here
     

  • H.E.A.R.T. strings: is in the Perinatal Bereavement & Palliative Care department at Northside Hospital and provides support to families experiencing the death of a baby and the loss of a pregnancy due to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, premature delivery, neonatal death and support following termination due to problems with the baby or mother.
    For more information: Click Here
    Address: Northside Hospital - Atlanta Campus. 1000 Johnson Ferry Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30342 Call: (404) 851-8177
    Email: northsidepnl@gmail.com
     

  • Rachel's Gift Infant Bereavement Support Group: is for parents, families and friends who have experienced a loss through miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death. They hold a pregnancy and infant loss support group online Thursdays at 7:00pm EST.
    For more information: Click Here
    Call: (470) 278-1956
    Email: info@rachelsgift.org
     

  • Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support, Inc.: serves those whose lives are touched by the tragic death of a baby through pregnancy loss, stillbirth or in the first few months of life. It is an online pregnancy loss group that meets the 1st Tuesday of each month at 8 PM (EST). The Share office also maintains an active presence on Facebook, with three support groups and Share’s National page. The support groups are closed groups to protect privacy and require approval prior to posting within the page. The National Share page is a public page and posts current information regarding events, pertinent articles, chapter updates, and videos from bereaved families.
    For more information:
    Click Here
    Call: 1-800-821-6819
    Email:
    info@nationalshare.org
     

  • Stillbirthday Connect: is an online, web-accessible application that begins with a virtual map, allowing mothers and families to locate and connect with the area Stillbirthday (Bereavement) Doulas who are published in its database.
    For more information: Click Here

Trauma Resources

  • Grady's Trauma Recovery Center: Grady’s Trauma Recovery Center provides patients at Grady Memorial Hospital with 16 weeks of free psychotherapy and supportive case management services. They offer services for patients 13 years or older who are DeKalb/Fulton county residents and have experienced any of the following within the last three years: burns, domestic violence, firearm violence, human sex trafficking, motor vehicle collision, physical assault, sexual assault, stabbing. They can help connect you to services including primary medical care, assistance with finding emergency/safe housing, case management and assertive outreach, individual and group psychotherapy, legal and financial assistance referrals and advocacy, medication management and support, and self-care education and emphasis.

           Email: traumarecoverycenter@gmh.edu

           For more information: Click Here.

 
 

Aging Population Services

  • Connect2Affect: provides resources for elderly adults who are isolated or lonely by building social connections through various activities in addition to providing resources regarding transportation, money, food, and more.
    For more information: Click Here
     

  • The Georgia Senior Legal Hotline: a hotline through Legal Aid Atlanta for individuals 60 or older.
    For more information: Click Here
    Phone: 404-657-9915 or (toll free) 1-888-257-9519
     

  • National Adult Protective Services Association: is a social services program provided by state and/or local governments nationwide for older adults and adults with disabilities in need of assistance. Workers investigate cases of abuse, neglect, or exploitation, working closely with allied professionals. For more information: Click Here
    Call: (202) 370-6292
     

  • Senior Community Services Employment Program: is a community service and work-based job training program for low-income, unemployed seniors.
    For more information: Click Here
    Toll-Free Help Line: 1-877-US2-JOBS or 1-877-872-5627