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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...

Fulton County and Fulton County Schools Announce Expansion of Partnership to Provide Counseling Services
June 16, 2020

Collaboration adds 20 new schools and 31 counselors to provide additional behavioral health counseling in response to COVID-19 The Fulton County Board of Commissioners and Fulton County Schools announced plans today to expand their partnership that provides a slate...

Summit’s Statement Against Racism and Social Injustice
June 9, 2020

Racism is a public health issue. This insidious and systemic disease that is interwoven into our history is not always overt, but our brothers and sisters continue to suffer from the symptoms of racism and discrimination every day.  As...

Summit Counseling: Phased Reopening
May 21, 2020

Governor Kemp has signed an executive order that lifts a shelter-in-place order for most of Georgia’s residents effective Friday, May 1st, while extending restrictions for those who are identified as medically fragile.1 Fulton County continues to lead the state...

‘Some of the Greatest Causes of Misery’: U.N. Warns Of Pandemic’s Mental Health Costs
May 21, 2020

The dire consequences of the global pandemic have been difficult to escape, let alone ignore. The devastating effects of the coronavirus — from physical symptoms to economic complications — have made themselves apparent in headline after headline, week after...

Could You Get PTSD from Your Pandemic Experience? The Long-Term Mental Health Effects of Coronavirus
May 5, 2020

Written By: Cory Stieg @CORYSTIEG Experiencing intense flashbacks, nightmares, irritability, anger, and fear? In the face of a traumatic event like the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s common to feel this way. While many people associate post-traumatic stress disorder with something like war, it’s a chronic...