Suicide Prevention & Mental Health

September is National Suicide Prevention Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, an annual month-long campaign to raise awareness about suicide prevention, reduce stigma around the topic and encourage those in need to utilize available resources. About Suicide Prevention Month Here is the breakdown...

Crisis Lines to Prevent Suicide

Knowing who to call in a crisis situation can be the difference between life and death. If you or someone you know needs emotional support or is having suicidal thoughts, the below resources offer immediate response by trained professionals.   Georgia Crisis and...

15 Ways to Care for Your Mental Health

When people think about making healthy changes, most think about making changes to their physical well-being, like losing weight or exercising more. What about taking steps to improve your mental well-being? Mental health includes emotional, psychological and social...

Becoming a Gatekeeper: Why It’s Important and How to Get Trained

What is a gatekeeper? A gatekeeper is a person who has direct contact with community members as a part of their regular routine and who is trained to identify the warning signs of suicide and refer those in need to supportive services. Why are gatekeepers important?...

Mental Wellness During the Holidays

The holidays can be a fantastic time of year – filled with fun, happiness and opportunities to connect with family and friends. Though they are viewed as happy times by many, the holidays are also often associated with additional pressures and stresses. No...

Combating Stigma of Mental Illness

Contributed by Jennifer Hibbard, LPC For the most part, we take being mentally healthy for granted. We don’t see the impact of symptoms of depression, anxiety or substance abuse on someone’s ability to live their life until the illness is very severe. The National...