Mental Health Services

GEORGIA CRISIS AND ACCESS LINE: http://www.mygcal.com   800-715-4225
Click above or call to reach Georgia’s Crisis and Access Line for Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Developmental Disability services. Representatives are available 24/7 to assist in referring and scheduling inpatient or outpatient treatment. Many of the providers to whom they refer are what many people know as the “Community Service Boards.” 
 
GEORGIA FREE CLINIC NETWORK: http://gfcn.org
Click on the link below to find low or no-cost medical and mental health care, including prescription assistance, for Georgia’s uninsured and those with low or no income. Click on the “Find a Clinic” tab to locate the nearest clinics. 
 
GEORGIA MENTAL HEALTH CONSUMER NETWORK: http://www.gmhcn.org
The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network is a non-profit corporation founded in 1991 by consumers of state services for mental health, developmental disabilities, and addictive disease problems. The GMHCN provides Peer Support, Wellness and Respite Centers in Bartow, DeKalb and White Counties: click here for more information http://www.gmhcn.org/wellnesscenter/index.html. The GMHCN also led the nation in training Certified Peer Specialists who work alongside other professionals: click here for more information http://www.gacps.org. Double Trouble in Recovery is a twelve-step fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hop with each other so that they may solve their common problems and help others to recover from their particular addictions and mental health problems: click here for more information and to locate a meeting; http://www.gmhcn.org/
             
NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR THE MENTALLY ILL GEORGIA: http://www.namiga.org
Founded in 1979, NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families. NAMI Georgia provides support groups for person living with mental illness and their families: click here for more information http://www.namiga.org/index.php/support
 
OFFICE OF REGULATORY SERVICES, GA DEPT. HUMAN RESOURCES
Click on the below link to find personal care and long-term care homes that accommodate persons with developmental disability, mental health and/or addictive disease problems. They also offer consumers services, information and resources for choosing a provider facility, program or service. Also has information on licensing requirements for treatment programs. http://www.ors.dhr.state.ga.us/
 
United Way 211 Help Line. Dial 211 within the metro-Atlanta area or 404-614-1000 outside of metro-Atlanta to speak to a United Way Help Line representative or click on the link above and select a city in Georgia or the closest one to the city where the individual is returning or currently living. The website provides information on the United Way Office serving the city you have selected.