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Hayden Hurst Family Foundation Makes $10,000 Matching Gift Challenge to The Summit Counseling Center
October 6, 2021

Cathy Hurst, vice president of the Hayden Hurst Family Foundation, presented a $10,000 check to The Summit Counseling Center to support their school-based mental health partnership with Fulton County Schools. “This program is in alignment with the Foundation’s focus...

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
September 8, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are collectively experiencing greater trauma, loss and adverse circumstances that have nearly doubled the number of people experiencing depression and suicidal thoughts compared to previous years. According to CDC reports: Suicide rates have...

The Summit Counseling Center Receives Accreditation
August 17, 2021

The Summit Counseling Center has been awarded Full Accreditation for April 2021 to April 2025. The Solihten Institute, located in Denver, Colorado, announced today. “Accreditation is a major accomplishment and demonstrates a Center’s commitment to excellence,” according to Robert...

Children’s Hospitals See More Cases of Depression, Suicidal Thoughts
January 11, 2021

Written by, Nancy Clanton As schools shifted to distance learning and extracurricular activities were canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, many kids lost vital resources for maintaining their mental health. Government figures show the proportion of children who arrived in...

Americans’ Mental Health Ratings Sink to New Low
December 18, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans’ latest assessment of their mental health is worse than it has been at any point in the last two decades. Seventy-six percent of U.S. adults rate their mental health positively, representing a nine-point decline from...

These Mental Health Crises Ended in Fatal Police Encounters. Now, Some Communities are Trying a New Approach
October 13, 2020

Author: Christina Maxouris, CNN When Miles Hall’s hallucinations and erratic behavior returned, his mother did what she had always done: She gave police a heads up. The next day, June 2, 2019, Walnut Creek, California, police responded to multiple...

Covid-19 Has Led To Disruptions In Mental Health Services—Just As Demand For It Increases, WHO Says
October 5, 2020

Author: Carlie Porterfield, Forbes TOPLINE Coronavirus has spawned a new healthcare crisis as many services for treating mental health have been disrupted all over the world, all while the pandemic has worsened many people’s emotional health, according to a...

Warning Signs of Suicide
September 23, 2020

Suicide is complicated and tragic, but it is often preventable. Knowing the warning signs and how to get help can save lives.  According to the National Institute of Mental Health, the behaviors listed below may be a sign that someone...

5 Action Steps for Helping Someone in Emotional Pain
September 23, 2020

In 2018, suicide claimed the lives of more than 48,000 people in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Suicide affects people of all ages, genders, races, and ethnicities. Suicide is complicated and...

The Power of School-Behavioral Health Partnerships
August 20, 2020

Author: Pamela Black In many ways, COVID-19 has forced us to adjust our approach to how we live our lives, go to work and teach our children. While its essential that all students with behavioral health needs receive high-quality...