Resources for My Patients
Georgia Mental Health Resources
Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL)
- For immediate access to routine or crisis services, call the Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL) at 1-800-715-4225. 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.
- 9-8-8- is a direct, national three digit line that connects individuals with suicide prevention and mental health resources.
- 9-8-8 calls, texts. and chats in Georgia are answered by GCAL, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. For more information, visit 988ga.org.
Find Help Georgia
- Whether it’s financial assistance, food pantries, medical care, childcare, job training, and other free or reduced-cost services specific to your area, essential resources can be found here.
Georgia System of Care
- A central hub for families to access community based services including peer support, community service boards (CSBs), and interactive provider map. For more information, click here.
For Parents & Caregivers
Types of Behavioral and Mental Health Clinicians & Therapy
- CHOA has created an overview of different types of clinicians and types of therapy. View the guide, here.
Georgia Parent Support Network (GPSN)
- Join GPSN every Tuesday from 2 PM – 3 PM for their weekly Parent Education and Support Group. Offered in English and Spanish. Contact Lisa Pace at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-758-4500 to register.
Parent To Parent (P2P) of Georgia
- Provides free information, education, and support to Georgia families and individuals impacted by disabilities or special health care needs. Contact P2P at 770-451-5484 or visit them online, here for more information.
- ADDitude is an online resource for families living with ADHD and related conditions. The resources include various toolkits, information on strategies for different ages and settings and free webinars. The site also addresses some related/comorbid disorders. For more information, visit their site here.
For Children & Adolescents
Free Your Feels
- Free Your Feels is a Georgia mental health awareness campaign providing youth a space to talk about their mental health and educational resources. For more information, visit their site here.
Now Matters Now
- Now Matters Now is an online resource that features videos and stories that provides skills and support to cope with suicidal thoughts based on Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Visit the site here for skills and prevention tools.
The Trevor Project
- The Trevor Project provides 24/7 crisis support services via text, chat, or call to LGBTQ young people. Visit their site here for more information.
12 Simple Hacks to Calm Emotions
- NAMI & Integral Care has created 12 easy to follow videos to manage your emotions, in times of stress and anxiety. Check out the videos and their mental health awareness toolkit here.
These online resources are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your pediatrician.