Resources

NAMI does not endorse any Treatment or Service
See our LINKS page also for more resources
See NAMI DeKalb’s Help Book of services
See ProdigalChildMinistries.org list of resources and treatment programs
See WWW.GAMAP2CARE.INFO to search for licensed facilities in Georgia. More than 7,000 facilities and services are included and can be searched by location and types of care.
CRISIS STABILIZATION / EMERGENCIES:

Georgia Crisis and Access Line: 1 800 715-4225 (ww.mygcal.com)
Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1 800 273-8255 (TALK)
Emergency Police: 911 (ask for a CIT (Crisis Intervention Trained) officer)
Grady Psychiatric Emergency Clinic for Adults: 404 616-4762
United Way: 211 (211online.unitedwayatlanta.org)
NAMI National Help Line: 1 800 950-6264 (NAMI) (Mon.-Fri. 10-6) www.nami.org
Peer Support “Warm Line”: 1 888 945-1414 consumer-directed 24/7

Cobb/Douglas Crisis Stabilization Program
5400 S. Cobb Drive
Smyrna, GA 30080
404 794-4857 / www.cobbcsb.com

DeKalb CSB – DeKalb Regional Crisis Center
450 Winn Way
Decatur, GA 30030
404 892-4646 / www.dekcsb.org

LINK’s National Resource Center for Suicide Prevention and Aftercare
Provides suicide-related community education in prevention, intervention, aftercare and support.
http://www.thelink.org/national_resource_center.htm

MENTAL HEALTH HOSPITALS & SERVICES: 

Ridgeview Institute – 770-434-4567
Northside Hospital – 404 851-8960
Grady Behavioral Health  -(404) 616-4444
Emory University Hospital Psychiatry – 404 686-6222 – www.emoryhealthcare.org
Emory  Child & Adolescent Mood Program (CAMP) – www.camp-emory.com
GA Regional State Hospital/Atlanta – 404 243-2100
Anchor Hospital 770-991-6044 serves adolescents & adults
VA Medical Center (Decatur) veterans will be transported to Grady
Wesley Woods Hospital Psychiatric Unit (geriatric) 404 728-6222
Peachford Hospital (Dunwoody) 770-455-3200

Children’s Healthcare of Atlantawww.choa.org

Scottish Rite Campus
1001 Johnson Ferry Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30342-5252
404-785-5252

Egleston Campus
1405 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30322
404-785-6000

Hughes Spalding Campus
35 Jesse Hill Drive, SE
Atlanta, GA 30303
404-785-9500

Inner Harbour – Youth Villages – serves SED children
4685 Dorsett Shoals Rd.
Douglasville, Ga. 30135
770 852-6300
toll free: 1 800 255-8657
www.innerharbour.org

Hillside (Atlanta) 404-875-4551 serves children
Summit Ridge Hospital(Lawrenceville) 678-442-5800/ Crisis Line 678-442-5858

Northside Hospital Behavioral Health Services
(comprehensive array of Behavioral Health services for adults, families, health professionals and others)
Phone: (404) 851-8960
Email: BehavioralHealthServices@northside.com / Website: www.northside.com

Grady Hospital Adult Behavioral Health Outpatient Services at
Auburn Avenue Recovery Center
250 Auburn Avenue-In Oddfellows Building Atlanta, GA 30303 / M-F, 8-4:30PM
404-616-4444 / pharmacy: 404-616-5500 / www.gradyhealth.org

Grady Adult Mental Health Intake Clinic
(non-emergent walk-in clinic for prescriptions, crisis counseling)
41 Coca Cola Place, 2nd floor
Atlanta, GA 30303
www.gradyhealth.org

REHABILITATION / RECOVERY / RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS:

Skyland Trail
1961 N Druid Hills Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
404-315-8333
Serves adults ages 18 and older, through a holistic program of evidence-based psychiatric treatment, integrated medical care, research and education.
www.skylandtrail.org

Brownstone Rehabilitation Project, LLC (counseling & Human Development Services-Children & Adults)
3670 Highlands Highway, SE, Building 6
Smyrna, GA 30082 / 404-856-7600 / (404-856-7601 fax)
www.brownstoneCHC.com

Community Friendship (CFI)
Jean Cannon – Director
85 Renaissance Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia 30308
404 875-0381
www.communityfriendship.org

Grace Harbour, Inc.
2 locations: Peachtree City and Newnan, GA
www.graceharbour.net

RiverWoods Behavioral Health System
223 Medical Center Drive
Riverdale, GA 30274
770-991-8500
www.riverwoodsbehavioral.com

Lakeview Behavioral Health
1 Technology Parkway South
Norcross, GA 30092
678-713-2600
www.lakeviewbehavioralhealth.com

HELP FINDING FREE, LOW-COST SERVICES, HOUSING:

If you are looking for emergency housing assistance in the metro Atlanta area, central Georgia or Southeast Georgia, you can call the United Way’s helpline by dialing 2-1-1.  Additionally, the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta has a searchable database on their web site www.unitedwayatlanta.org.

Also 2-1-1 United Way of Greater Atlanta online resources.

For information on other types of rental options in Georgia, visit www.georgiahousingsearch.org.

You can find information about a specific facility or facility type in the state by visiting the Georgia Department of Community Health website and utilizing their  ‘Find a Facility Tool‘  on their Healthcare Facility Regulation page.

Check out Georgia’s FREE rental housing listing and locator service at www.GeorgiaHousingSearch.org.
1-877-428-8844 Toll Free Assistance

Georgia Free Clinic Network (Statewide)
678-904-3117
www.gfcn.org

www.georgiahousingsearch.org

Springdale Place Comprehensive Services Center for Homeless Women and Children (24-hour facility offers life skills training and educational help to assist homeless mothers in gaining and maintaining stable employment):

http://www.fultoncountyga.gov/latest-news/4948-fulton-county-officially-opens-springdale-place-to-provide-families-with-tools-for-self-sufficiency-and-housing-stability

Jefferson Place (assessment and rehabilitation services for homeless Men: vocational and life skills services)
Contact: Leonard Westmoreland, Emergency and Transitional Housing Division Manager, Fulton. Phone: 404-613-0412

Housing and Human Services of Fulton County
137 Peachtree Street, SW
Atlanta, GA 30303 / 404-613-7944

Housing Authority of Fulton County Central Office (services formerly at Renaissance Center):
4273 Wendell Drive
Atlanta, GA 30336 / 404-588-4950

SUPPORT / HELP / ADVICE / GOVT SERVICES:

Georgia Parent Support Network (GPSN) – www.gpsn.org 404 758-4500
Parent To Parent of Georgia (P2P) 770 451-5484 www.p2pga.org
CHADD (Children & Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) 404 633-2040 – www.CHADD.org
Georgia Childhood Bipolar Foundation (GCBF) www.gcbf.org

The Hub Family Resource Center – connecting North Fulton County families to community resources: www.thehubfrc.org

GA Free Clinic Network (Statewide) 678-904-3117 www.gfcn.org

Community Assistance Program – prescription drug discounts – 1 877 459-8474

NAMI Georgia – www.namiga.org 770 234-0855; 1 800 728-1052
Mental Health America of Georgia – www.mhageorgia.org 404 527-7155; 1 800 993-9896
Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network – www.gmhcn.org 404 687-9487
Georgia Psychiatric Association – www.gapsychiatry.org

Food Stamps – http://compass.ga.gov

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services:
Atlanta Regional Office, Atlanta Federal Center
61 Forsyth Street, SW, Suite 4T20
Atlanta, GA 30303-8909
404 562-7500
fax: 404 562-7162
http://www.cms.gov/RegionalOffices/Downloads/AtlantaRegionalOffice.pdf

Neighborhood Safety Commission Cobb County:
Watch Town Hall meetings on Mental Health HERE.
(scroll to middle of page and Click Neighborhood Safety Commission – May 20, 2015 & May 14, 2014 to watch)

Benefits Navigators for Medicaid and Medicare:
(will help you plan the best strategy so you can work and still receive benefits)

Georgia Advocacy Office:
Ruby Moore – Director
150 E. Ponce de Leon Ave., Suite 430
Decatur, GA 30030
404 885-1234
Toll free: 1 800 537-2329 (Statewide)
www.dbhdd.georgia.gov
(legal services, defends rights of the ill, investigates abuse in hospitals & jails, federal agency)

Office of Disability Services Ombudsman
The mission of the Office of Disability Services Ombudsman is to promote the safety, well-being, and rights of individuals with disabilities in Georgia. We work to resolve issues concerning any act, omission to act, practice, policy or procedure that may adversely affect the safety, well-being and rights of individuals with disabilities.

Web: www.odso.georgia.gov
Email: odso@georgia.gov
Phone: (404) 656-4261
Toll Free: 1-866-424-7577

Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD):

Frank Berry  – Director
2 Peachtree Street, NW, 24th Floor
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
404 657-2252
email: DBHDDConstituentServices@dbhdd.ga.gov (for information about admission, care, treatment, release and patient follow-up in public or private mental health and substance abuse treatment facilities)

Fulton County Adult Behavioral Health Services:
The Fulton County Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities operates community-based mental health center locations, providing services to meet the specialized needs of children, adolescents and families, adults and senior citizens.

Treatment services include: day services, psychiatric assessment & treatment, group counseling, co-occurring addiction problems, individual & family therapy, crisis management, parenting training and more.

http://www.fultoncountyga.gov/bhdd-services

Mike Link Regional Coordinator, Region 3:
770 414-3052; milink@dhr.state.ga.us

The Region 3 BDHDD office plans and oversees a network of public mental health, developmental disabilities, addictive disease and prevention services for Clayton, Rockdale, Fulton, Gwinnett, Newton and DeKalb.

Region 3 is home to 3 Community Service Boards, over 200 Behavioral Health and Addictive Disease providers and over 200 Developmental Disability providers that offer one or more of the Medicaid services under the NOW/COMP Waiver.

To get detailed information about available services and providers or becoming a provider, or to express concern or recommendation about services or make a complaint, contact the regional office.

PLAN of Georgia (Planned Lifetime Assistance Network):
Larry Goodman – Executive Director
404 634-0094
planofgeorgiainc@aol.com

North Fulton Government Service Center:
North Annex (forclosures, preventions services, housing assistance)
7741 Roswell Road
Sandy Springs, GA 30350
404 612-2273
Contact: Robert Frady, Program Manager
Robert.frady@fultoncountga.gov
*The North Annex Service Center provides integrated Behavioral Health & Primary Care

DRUG & ALCOHOL RECOVERY PROGRAMS:

Georgia Council on Substance Abuse (GCSA) – A nonprofit advocacy organization with the overall mission to reduce the impact of substance abuse in Georgia communities. Building community collaborations to reduce the impact of substance abuse through education, advocacy and training.  www.gasubstanceabuse.org

Talbott Recovery – private drug & alcohol addiction recovery and rehab center for patients 18 and older. Campuses in Atlanta, Columbus and Dunwoody.  1-800-861-4290  www.talbottcampus.com

Helpline Georgia – 1 800 338-6745
Gateway Center – 404 215-6600, 275 Pryor St. SW, Atlanta, GA. 30303
Saint Joseph’s Mercy Care Services: 678 843-8600(downtown), 678 843-8700(north) 424 Decatur St., Atlanta
Central Presbyterian Outreach Center – 404 659-7119. 201 Washington St. across from Capitol
Crossroads Community Ministries (St. Luke’s) – 404 873-7650 420 Courtland St. Atlanta, 30308
Fulton County Center for Health and Rehabilitation – 404 730-1650 265 Boulevard, NE, Atlanta 30312
Mary Hall Freedom Hall – 770 642-5500 (females 18 years and older with or without children)
No Longer Bound (12 step Chemical & Alcohol Regeneration 10 month program-Adult men only)
2725 Pine Grove Road-Main Campus
Cumming, GA 30041
770-886-7873 (770-205-4285 fax) / www.nolongerbound.com

Alcoholics Anonymous
404 525-3178 meeting, 404 454-3637 schedule, sponsor information
www.atlantaaa.org

Cocaine Anonymous
404 255-7787 meeting schedule
www.georgiaca.org

National Tobacco Quit Line 1-800-QUIT-NOW (free, confidential coaching and support to quit smoking)

www.AddictionCenter.com Provides addiction information and treatment center reviews

COUNSELING:

Lifegate Counseling Center (Peachtree Presbyterian Church)
3434 Roswell Rd.
Atlanta, Georgia 30305
404 892-3150

Dunwoody United Methodist Church Counseling Center
5054 Nandina Lane, Suite B
Dunwoody, Georgia 30338
770 542-0838/ Tues. & Thurs. 9 am-5 pm

The Link Counseling Center – serving the community since 1971.  Locations in Atlanta & Sandy Springs.
www.thelink.org

Find-a-Therapist.com, GoodTherapy.com, NetworkTherapy.com, PsychologyToday.com, TherapistLocator.net, CounselingLivePerson.com

LEGAL ASSISTANCE:

Atlanta Legal Aid:
404 524-5811 or 1 800 537-2329
www.atlantalegalaid.org

Laurie Robbins, Robbins & Associates
404-252-8117
http://www.robbinslaw.com/meet.htm

Pamela Atkins, Atkins & Associates
770-399-9999
http://theatlantasocialsecurityattorney.com/about/

VOCATION ASSISTANCE – WORK ASSISTANCE & SUPPORT:

Nobis Works (one of Georgia’s largest non-profit community rehabilitation programs & job training center)
Main center off Bells Ferry Road, Marietta, 30066
www.Nobisworks.org

Briggs & Associates (assessment, training, job placement):
2300 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite 103 #366
Roswell, GA 30076
770-993-4559 / www.briggsassociates.org

Neighborhood Union Center Public Health Clinic:
(Workforce Development-initial needs assessments, job training, Labor market information, Career Guidance, Occupational & Academic assistance, Subsidized Work Experience, Resume preparation, Vocational Training, Job Readiness. Job Search Assistance, Life Skills Training, Occupational Skills Assessments)
186 Sunset Avenue, NW
Atlanta, GA 30314 / 404-612-4665 / M-F, 8:30-5:00

OTHER RESOURCES:

www.nmha.org National Mental Health America is a 100 year old organization focusing on advocacy, education and service.

www.bbrfoundation.org Brain & Behavior Research Foundation – awarding NARSAD (National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia & Depression) grants – is the world’s leading charity dedicated to the research of mental health.

www.dbsalliance.org Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance provides almost everything you need to know about depression and bipolar disorder.

www.imhro.org International Mental Health Research Organization is committed to funding research and raising awareness to help people with brain disease, and, ultimately, find cures for schizophrenia, depression and bipolar disorder.

www.healthyplace.com The largest consumer mental health site, providing comprehensive, trusted information on psychological disorders and psychiatric medications from both a consumer and expert point of view.

www.ncmhjj.com: (National Center for Mental Health and Juvenile Justice) A centralized national focal point that pulls together and links the various activities and research for youth with mental health disorders in contact with the juvenile justice system.

www.nationaleatingdisorders.org: (National Eating Disorder Association) Non-profit organization working to support those experiencing and recovering from eating disorders, and support for their families.

www.save.org: (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education) Great site promoting awareness, education, and help for those struggling with or affected by suicide.

www.thebalancedmind.org Family resources for our kids with mood disorder.

www.halfofus.com Half Of Us is a joint campaign launched by MTVU and the Jed Foundation to raise awareness about the prevalence of mental health issues on campus and connect students to the appropriate resources to get help.

www.bestcolleges.com College guide for students with psychiatric disabilities.

www.transitionyear.org Transition Year is an online resource center to help parents and students focus on emotional health before, during and after the college transition.

www.activeminds.org Active Minds is an organization working to utilize the student voice to change the conversation about mental health on college campuses. By developing and supporting chapters of a student-run mental health awareness, education, and advocacy group on campuses, the organization works to increase students’ awareness of mental health issues, provide information and resources regarding mental health and mental illness, encourage students to seek help as soon as it is needed, and serve as liaison between students and the mental health community.

www.afsp.org/atlanta American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

www.alzheimers.net Connect with others who are suffering – get authoritative, up-to-date resources and advice from professionals with expertise about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

www.seancostellofund.org Research for treatment of Bipolar Disorder, develop and support education for early diagnosis and intervention, and translate the human side of bipolar disorder and its severity to improve outcomes and resources, especially for those without insurance, targeting the musical community.

See our LINKS page for additional resources.

* NAMI does not endorse any specific treatment, service or provider. The choice and combination of treatment and services selected depends in most cases on the type of mental illness, the severity of symptoms, the availability of options and decisions determined by the individual, often in consultation with their health care provider and others. NAMI advocates and educates for timely, affordable, accountable, cost effective, best practices treatment and services that produce optimal recovery outcomes.