Mental Health Resources for Help

  |  Topic: Health and Wellness, VOX Investigates
Written By: VOX Investigates Team
What You Can Do For Someone Who's Suicidal

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 911.

The organizations below are linked; you can click on them to go to their websites.

24/7 Hotline

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline(800) 273-TALK (8255)

Text Line by texting TALK to 741-741

For anyone feeling in crisis (callers don’t have to be suicidal). Phones are answered by trained crisis workers who listen and share resources in their area if needed. Live chat available.  

 

Atlanta-area Supports

Hotline: Emergency Mental Health Services: Fulton County Department of Mental Health

(404) 730-1600 or (404) 730-1608

 

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: Atlanta Chapter

(400) 374-5197

The Atlanta chapter provides prevention programs to educate people about risk factors and warning signs of suicide, activities for survivors, and supports for those who have lost a loved one. The website provides information on understanding, preventing and coping with suicide.

 

The Link Counseling Center provides therapy on a sliding fee scale. The Link offers specialized programs in addition to regular counseling, services for suicide prevention and after-care for children and teens in crisis and experiencing grief.

Sandy Springs: 348 Mt. Vernon Hwy. NE, Atlanta, GA, 30328

Hours: Mon. – Thurs. 10 a.m.- 9 p.m.; Fri. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

(404) 256-9797

Cobb County: 1820 The Exchange, Suite 650, Atlanta, GA, 30339


Hours: Mon., Wed. 10 a.m.- 9 p.m., Tues.; Thurs.
10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Fri.
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

(770) 541-1114

 

Georgia Suicide Prevention Information Network (GSPIN)

(770) 354-7616

Provides suicide prevention, intervention, and aftercare information/resources

 

Odyssey Family Counseling Center

1919 John Wesley Ave., College Park, GA, 30337

(404) 762-9190

Provides mental health counseling and substance abuse treatment services to adolescents.

 

Chris 180 & Chris Counseling Center

1017 Fayetteville Road, Suite B Atlanta, GA, 30316

(404) 486-9034

Provides mental health counseling to youth with locations in Atlanta and Gwinnett county.

 

Center for Black Women’s Wellness (CBWW)

477 Windsor Street SW, Suite 309, Atlanta, GA

(404) 688-9202

Provides clinical services, screenings and interactive workshops for teens.

 

For LGBT Youth 

The Trevor Project includes Trevor Lifeline, a 24/7 confidential hotline (866) 488-7386. Or text Trevor to (202) 304-1200. Trevorspace.org includes social networking site for LGBTQ youth and friends ages 13 to 24.

It Gets Better (itgetsbetter.org/pages/get-help/) connects LGBT youth with adults who care and local resources such as:

Lost-n-Found Youth  has a crisis support line for Atlanta-area LGBTQ youth ages 13 to 25. Call or text 678-856-7825. The Youth Center has drop-in hours Mon-Thurs: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Fri: 10 a.m.- 7 p.m., Sat. & Sun.: 12 p.m.- 5 p.m. .

LGBT Youth Talkline offers phone, online, chat and email peer support for LGBT youth up to age 25.  1-800-246-7743 (PRIDE) Mon-Fri 4- 12 p.m. and Sat. 12-5 p.m.

 

Editor’s note: VOX doesn’t endorse any of these organizations; we simply want to provide information for teens so we can all access help when we need it. If you know of resources that should be included on VOX’s teen resource listings, please email Josie@VOXAtl.org. Thanks! 

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