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MENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS RESOURCES

 

UNDERSTANDING HIV AND FIGHTING HIV STIGMA IN THE UNITED STATES

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Approximately 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV, and an estimated 13% of them do not know they are infected. HIV can affect anyone regardless of sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, gender, age, or where they live. In the U.S., Black, Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian and Alaska Native populations have higher rates of new HIV infections and HIV diagnoses, and lower rates of PrEP and ART preventive treatment awareness compared to their White peers. HIV-related stigma is one of the top factors that contributes to poor uptake of prevention tools and treatments. Despite the advancements in HIV prevention and treatment, not everyone is benefiting equally. 

This infographic explores strategies to reduce new HIV diagnoses and support stigma reduction in the hopes that it could result in increased initiation of, and adherence to, PrEP or ART to prevent new infections and reduce HIV transmission.

 

THE NIHCM FOUNDATION'S NEW INFO GRAPHIC: UNDERSTANDING & PREVENTING ACE'S

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GEORGIA PARENT SUPPORT NETWORK, INC.

Did You Know?

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline Georgia


If at any time you or someone else is in danger, DIAL 9-1-1, or if you or someone else is in distress, feel like there may be a risk of suicide, or having a crisis related to mental health, substance use, or a developmental disability DIAL 9-8-8. 

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What is 9-8-8?


9-8-8 is a direct, national three-digit line that will connect individuals with suicide prevention and mental health crisis resources.


Starting July 16, 2022, 9-8-8 calls, texts and chats in Georgia will be answered by the Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL), 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

 

CALLING 9-8-8: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

How does 9-8-8 work?

Here’s what to expect: Starting July 16, 2022, when calling 9-8-8, callers first hear a greeting message while their call is routed to the local Lifeline network crisis center (based on the caller’s area code).
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When to Use 9-8-8

When 9-8-8 goes live, it will kick off a long period of transformation for our behavioral health system, increasing awareness of resources for individuals in need and, consequently, demand on our system.
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9-8-8 Georgia Rollout Information Center

July 16, 2022, callers will be able to dial 9-8-8 to reach the National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.
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Submit a request

Please enter your question about the Rollout of 9-8-8 in Georgia. A member of our support staff will respond as soon as possible. If you are in crisis now, stop and dial 9-1-
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What you can do to prepare for the 9-8-8 Rollout:

For Behavioral Health Providers

Begin the conversations with your staff on how you use the existing system and how you will use 9-8-8 in the future. Continue to provide the 10-digit number (1-800-715-4225) to clients and other individuals.
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For Georgia Residents and Visitors

GCAL professionals will provide crisis intervention services by phone, dispatch mobile crisis teams, assist individuals in finding an open crisis or detox bed across Georgia and/or link individuals with urgent appointment services.
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For Medical Providers

Per guidance from SAMHSA, large-scale marketing will not begin until mid-2023 and we need your help reaching at-risk individuals and their loved ones.
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MAY  IS CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH  MONTH

Click below for videos, activities and other Children's Mental Health Resources from the National Federation of Families Organization

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THE LATEST BLOGS & NEWS FROM NAMI:

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REGISTER TO ATTEND NAMICON’S THREE-DAY VIRTUAL  EVENT

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ADVOCATE MAGAZINE

The Fall 2021 Issue of Advocate, the Mental Health Magazine by NAMI

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FOSTER CARE, LGBTQ YOUTH &
INCREASED SUICIDE RISK

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In partnership with The Trevor Project, this new infographic explores the foster care system in the United States and shines a light on the unique challenges facing LGBTQ youth. LGBTQ youth and young adults, particularly transgender individuals and those of color, are at higher odds of being in the foster care system and face an increased risk of suicide. While the challenges are substantial, there are some clear solutions and strategies to support these children and youth, including improving access to LGBTQ-affirming health services and schools.

The Trevor Project is the world's largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people.