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. 

Dial 2-1-1

If you need assistance finding food, paying for housing bills, accessing free childcare, or other essential services, visit or dial 211 to speak to someone who can help. Run by the United Way. 

National Domestic Violence Hotline

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 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 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  

7 Cups 
Visit 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 App  

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. 

Online AA meetings +  

Online NAWs meetings: 


The Tribe Wellness Community 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. 


Shine App 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

Emory University guides for coping with pandemic-related stress and emotional problems for people of all ages and backgrounds 

Mental Health America of Georgia links with several online learning webinars for people of all ages and needs.  

National Institutes of Health information about health and wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic  

Black Mental Wellness offers resources, information about coping and wellness, and specific strategies for dealing with life stress 

National Alliance on Mental Illness resources and information guide  

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention managing stress and daily life during the pandemic  

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention information on coping with a disaster or traumatic event 

Allencomm online guide to cope with the COVID-19 lockdown 


The Wellness Society offers free tools and resources to improve emotional wellbeing, including activities and online guides   

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 inssues in the community and educate people about risk factors and how to prevent disease.