Resources for immediate response
Georgia Crisis & Access Line
1-800-715-4225 For immediate access to routine or crisis services, please call the Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL). GCAL is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year to help you or someone you care for in a crisis. To utilize GCAL text services, download the app My GCAL. The text services are also available 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Disaster Distress Helpline
Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) provides crisis counseling and support for anyone in the U.S. experiencing distress or other behavioral health concerns related to any natural or human-caused disaster, including public health emergencies.
Crisis Text Line
Text MHA to 741741 and you’ll be connected to a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line provides free, text-based support 24/7
The Trevor Project
Call 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678678. A national 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth.
If you need assistance finding food, paying for housing bills, accessing free childcare, or other essential services, visit 211.org or dial 211 to speak to someone who can help. Run by the United Way.
For any victims and survivors who need support, call 1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-799-7233 for TTY, or if you’re unable to speak safely, you can log onto thehotline.org or text LOVEIS to 22522.
Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-8255 for free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones
National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs
212-714-1141 https://avp.org/ncavp/ National advocacy group for local LGBTQ communities
Day League 404-377-1428 crisis hotline for survivors of sexual violence and sexual assault
Support and Counselling Lines
Peer2Peer Warm Line
Provides Georgians the opportunity to receive peer support over the phone 24 hours a day by calling 888-945-1414 or locally at Decatur 404-371-1414, Bartow country 770-276-2019, Colquitt country 229-873-9737, Henry country 678-782-7666, White country 706-865-3601
Georgia COVID-19 Emotional Support Line
CARES Warm Line
Substance abuse challenges, text or call 1-844-326-5400
Visit https://www.7cups.com/ for free online text chat with a trained listener for emotional support and counseling or to find affordable online therapy with a licensed mental health professional
Confidential Crisis Counselling
Text SHARE to 741741
Lyf is a social media app where users share highly personal aspects of themselves without the fear of judgment. It’s the one app where you can be yourself or write anonymously and people won’t degrade or bring you down.
The Tribe Wellness Community
www.support.therapytribe.com for Free, online peer support groups offering members facing mental health challenges and/or difficult family dynamics a safe place to connect. Support groups include Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, HIV/AIDS, LGBT, Marriage/Family, OCD and Teens.
https://join.shinetext.com/ The self-care app to help you through these uncertain times through daily mediations, community discussions, personalized affirmations, and journaling
Safe Place App
A psychoeducational app that aims to provide education on different mental illnesses such as: post-partum depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and more. The app is specifically geared towards educating the Black community on mental health, and mental illnesses
Mental Health, Wellness, and Recovery Resources
https://med.emory.edu/departments/psychiatry/covid/wellness_guides.html guides for coping with pandemic-related stress and emotional problems for people of all ages and backgrounds
Mental Health America of Georgia
https://www.mhageorgia.org/covid19/ links with several online learning webinars for people of all ages and needs.
National Institutes of Health
https://www.nih.gov/health-information/coronavirus information about health and wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic
Black Mental Wellness
https://www.blackmentalwellness.com/ offers resources, information about coping and wellness, and specific strategies for dealing with life stress
National Alliance on Mental Illness
www.nami.org/covid-19 resources and information guide
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html managing stress and daily life during the pandemic
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
https://emergency.cdc.gov/coping/index.asp: information on coping with a disaster or traumatic event
https://www.allencomm.com/courses/coping_with_covid_19_lockdown/index.html online guide to cope with the COVID-19 lockdown
The Wellness Society
https://thewellnesssociety.org/free-tools/ offers free tools and resources to improve emotional wellbeing, including activities and online guides
Center for Black Women’s Wellness
https://www.cbww.org/wellness-program 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 inssues in the community and educate people about risk factors and how to prevent disease.