Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month

In an effort to raise awareness and improve mental health, Fulton County Commissioners proclaimed May as Mental Health Awareness Month during its May 5, 2021 meeting as part of a long-standing, national observance that prioritizes good mental health and leverages resources for individuals in need.

The Fulton County Board of Commissioners recognizes Mental Health Awareness Month each May and will continue the tradition this year by highlighting the 2021 national theme of “Tools 2 Thrive” - what individuals can do to prioritize their mental health, build resiliency in the face of trauma, support those who are struggling, and work towards a path of recovery on a daily basis.

To coincide with Mental Health Awareness Month, the Fulton County Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (BHDD) introduced “Mental Health Mondays,” which are short, engaging videos that will be posted on Fulton County social media sites every Monday during the month of May. In each video, the Department of BHDD will explore topics that encourages citizens to create healthy routines, maintain positive connections, and take time to support others. View videos below.

Mental Health awareness Month

Resources & Info

News
03 - Jun

May 27th - Moving Through Grief & Loss

The presenter and participants openly tackle the difficult subject of grief and loss including the stages of grief, ways to cope and support someone who has experienced a loss, and how to honor your loved ones memory.
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Health & Well-Being
18 - May

Creating Safer and Stronger Communities Through Harm Reduction

Discussions focused on how communities can effectively address concerns related to poverty, homelessness, mental health and substance abuse to improve quality of life for all.
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News
01 - Jun

Mental Health Monday Volunteering

Volunteering your time and resources is a great way to help enrich the lives of others and yourself!
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Health & Well-Being
17 - May

Mental Health Monday - May 17, 2021

May 17, 2021 tip, brought to you by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, is about treating yourself.
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Health & Well-Being
10 - May

Mental Health Monday Call a Friend

Learn more about how reconnecting with family members and friends can positively affect mental health.
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Fulton County invests $15,837,949 in the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities.
FREE Behavioral Health services are available for uninsured adults and children.

Since 1949, the month of May has been observed as Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States. The purpose of Mental Health Awareness Month is to raise awareness about how mental health impacts daily life. As a manner of supporting this awareness, mental health activities have been created for the whole month of May to engage participants with fun and healthy ways to cope with anxiety, depression, and stress. Coping strategies are vital as Fulton County residents face the social and economic challenges related to COVID-19.

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR ADULTS
To make an in-person or Tele-Health appointment at any of the locations, please call 404-730-9626.
• The North Fulton Service Center will reopen on Mondays only beginning May 17 from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
• The South Fulton Service Center is open on Mondays & Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
• The Center for Health & Rehabilitation is open on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR CHILDREN, ADOLESCENTS & EMERGING ADULTS
To make an in-person or Tele-Health appointment, please call 770-722-0080.
• North Fulton Service Center will reopen on Tuesdays only beginning May 18 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. by appointment only.
• The Fulton County Clubhouse for Youth is open Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Please call 404-612-7115 for more information about the program.
• Adamsville Regional Health Center is open Mondays & Thursdays from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. by appointment only.
• Oak Hill Child, Adolescent & Family Center will be open Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. effective May 4, 2021.

If you are experiencing a behavioral health crisis, please call the Georgia Crisis & Access Line at 1-800-715-4225, available 24/7.