Have you spotted the green Summit table lately? Our team has been busy in North Metro ATL sharing our mission of hope, healing, and restoration!

Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce Luncheon – May 23rd, 2023

Exciting updates from this powerful FCS trio! We had the honor of hearing from the Superintendent, Board President, and Vice President of Fulton County Schools at the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce Chamber Luncheon Series. Together, they delved into crucial topics such as Balanced Scorecard, Strategic Planning, Safety & Security, and Local Partnerships. At Summit, we’re continually thankful for our proud partnership with Fulton County Schools, enabling us to provide school-based therapy at 28 schools in Fulton County. Together, we’re making a positive impact on student well-being and shaping brighter futures!

Summit Braves Game – May 19th, 2023

We had such an incredible time at the Braves game! A big thank you to Kyle and Shelby Wright and the Braves Foundation for hosting our staff. We’re so grateful for their support of The Summit and their dedication to mental health during Mental Health Awareness Month. Together, let’s swing for the fences in raising awareness and fostering mental wellness in our community!

North Fulton Mental Health Collaborative – May 18th, 2023

Thank you to all who attended in-person and virtually to our North Fulton Mental Health Collaborative! The United Way of Greater Atlanta’s Northeast Regional Director, Denise Townsend, presented findings on the 2023 Child Well-Being Index – a set of 14 measures to use as a tool to help regions assess how children, families, and communities are doing in order to drive transformative results for the next generation. Afterward, participants broke into groups to discuss and share their priorities related to the mental wellness of our community. Thank you, United Way of Greater Atlanta!

North Fulton Mental Health Collaborative – November 3rd, 2022

Our monthly North Fulton Mental Health Collaborative meeting featured a rich discussion from our panelists on substance misuse and how we can all play a part in prevention! Thank you to everyone who participated in-person or via our livestream. Check out the recording on our NFMHC page, and save the date for our next NFMHC meeting on January 26th!

Postpartum Anxiety & Depression Presentations – October 25th & 27th, 2022

Summit therapists Janet Fluker and Dr. Alice Hoag divided and conquered to present on Postpartum Anxiety and Depression at A Beacon of Hope’s offices in Johns Creek (our Main Office neighbors) and Decatur! Alice and Janet covered topics including causes and signs of PPD/PPA, helpful tips to manage symptoms, and when to see a mental health professional.

Spotlight Gwinnett – October 19th, 2022

Director of Community Outreach Cathy Murphy and Summit therapist and Sugar Hill Site Lead Stephen Walters attended Leadership Gwinnett’s “Spotlight Gwinnett: Changing the Conversation About Mental Health”! Covering topics including early intervention, how mental health parity is shifting our approach to care, and school mental health resources (Summit toots its own horn here), attendees heard first-hand from community leaders how we can shift our approach to mental health in our community.

Be Rich Sunday @ North Point Community Church – October 16th, 2022

The Summit has been very proud to partner with North Point Community Church and Be Rich! Be Rich is North Point’s annual giving campaign (“Be rich in good deeds,” based on 1 Timothy 6:18) where their congregation learns about community ministries and nonprofits and has an opportunity to provide contributions, serve as volunteers, and express their love and support for their missions. Summit staff showed up for Be Rich Sunday as North Point highlighted our mission!

“Navigating Depression and Anxiety in Teens” at Stonecreek Church – October 2nd, 2022

With teen mental health concerns steadily rising, parents and adults working with teens need tools to navigate this important topic! Summit therapist Jason Howard presented at Stonecreek Church with his workshop equipping volunteers and parents of children, adolescents, and teens in the church with ideas and tools on how to navigate anxiety and depression. Jason aimed to speak with parents about when to get a counselor or other professional involved, and the different types of options that are available to help (i.e., play therapy, school-based therapy, groups, etc.).

North Fulton Mental Health Collaborative – September 29th, 2022

Finally, we wrapped up the month of September with the North Fulton Mental Health Collaborative meeting. Hosted by Summit Counseling Center, our expert panel discussed Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month and how we can all do our part to prevent suicide and bring hope to our community.

Hole in Fun Networking Event – September 29th, 2022

Host: Newport Healthcare inpatient and POP

On September 29th, we convened for Newport Healthcare’s Hole in Fun Networking event. Local organizations and individuals gathered together to discuss mutual visions for our community and networked over a round at Top Golf!

Caption: Chad Hepler of Newport Healthcare

Caption: Guy Michaels and Michael Stokes of Eagle Overlook

Caption: Eagle Overlook Recovery for Adolescents

School of Information – September 28th, 2022

The following Wednesday, September 28th, the Summit was spotted at North Fulton Council of PTAs meeting! Sharing the mission of the Summit, we discussed the benefits of our school-based program and our commitment to removing barriers to quality, integrative behavioral healthcare for all.

Caption: Dr. Mike Looney, FCS Superintendent

Caption: Georgia PTA Family Engagement Chair

Movie Night on the Green – September 24th, 2022

That weekend, moviegoers and Summit supporters gathered on the Green at Crabapple Market. Summit Counseling Center and Will To Live shared our missions as we watched Disney’s Turning Red under the stars! A HUGE thanks to Peace Love and Pizza Milton, Le Macaron Alpharetta, and Nothing Bundt Cakes Alpharetta for their generous donations to our cause, and for Orkin & Associates for helping to host our Movie on the Green!

Caption: Summit’s Mental Health Awareness Coordinator Darrick Brown at the Roswell Day of Hope

Roswell Day of Hope – September 24th, 2022

The Summit’s green table was spotted at the 13th annual Roswell Day of Hope – a gathering of local organizations, businesses, and individuals to help deliver services, resources, and helpful tips for spotting and responding to mental health concerns, human trafficking, and gang activity. The Summit’s Mental Health Awareness Coordinator Darrick Brown shared about our programs and resources for those in need of training or mental health support!

Performance Anxiety Workshops – September 22nd, 2022

While Cathy visited The Recovery Village, Summit associate therapist Nehemiah McClendon led a performance anxiety workshop partnering with North Fulton Community Charities! In the first of many workshops at NFCC, Nehemiah taught new skills and coping strategies for managing stress and anxiety when preparing for important events.

Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting for The Recovery Village – September 22nd, 2022

Just one day later, Summit Director of Community Outreach Cathy Murphy attended the grand opening of The Recovery Village Atlanta, a full continuum of care treatment facility in the suburbs of Roswell. The 31,000-square-foot facility treats adults who are struggling with addiction, substance use disorders, and co-occurring mental health issues. As a physician-led company, TRV provides quality service at every level of care, supporting their clients at every step of their recovery journey. We are so grateful for this valuable resource in our community!

Fireside Chat with Dr. Mike Looney – September 20th, 2022

On September 20th, the Summit was spotted at the GNFCC Chairman’s Circle Fireside Chat. Dr. Looney, the Fulton County Schools Superintendent, shared some updates from the District, including outgoing and incoming FCS Board Members, redistricting, K-8 schools, and school safety. Pictured above, Dr. Looney donned green Converse high tops, in honor of Uvalde victim Maite Rodriguez and a constant reminder of the priority placed on the safety of FCS students.

Johns Creek UMC’s Christopher Carlton Memorial Golf Event – September 19th, 2022

The 2022 Christopher Carlton Memorial Golf Tournament was an amazing way to start the week! It was a beautiful day for golf hosted by the United Methodist Men of Johns Creek UMC and benefitting The Summit Counseling Center. Funds raised at this event benefit our Summit OnSite program bringing therapy services to students at their school, during their school day. Thank you, Johns Creek UMC!

Fulton County Septemberfest – September 17th, 2022

First, the Summit was thrilled to represent at the Fulton County Septemberfest on September 28th! An inclusive event for District 2 residents to access free COVID-19 vaccines, behavioral health services, Fulton County programs, services, and other community-based organizations, Septemberfest was a blast with live music, wellness resources, great food, and family fun.

Keep an eye out for our green table at future events in your community!