• Emotional Resources and Information

    Emotional wellness inspires self-care, relaxation, stress reduction and the development of inner strength.  It is important to be attentive to both positive and negative feelings and be able to understand how to handle these emotions.  Emotional wellness also includes the ability to learn and grow from experiences.  Emotional well-being encourages autonomy and proper decision making skills.  It is an important part of overall wellness. 

    Why is Emotional Wellness Important?

    Emotional wellness allows you to accept how you are feeling. Once you accept your feelings, you can begin to understand why you are feeling that way, and decide how you would like to act in response to those feelings. Being emotionally well grants you the power to express feelings without any constraints. In turn, you will be able to enjoy emotional expression and be capable of forming supportive and interdependent relationships with others.

    The Route to Emotional Wellness

    In order to begin the route to emotional wellness you must try to be optimistic. Optimism allows you to greet all emotions—both positive and negative—with a confident attitude that allows you to learn from your mistakes. Once you have mastered emotional wellness, you will experience life a little differently. Your life will be more balanced and you will develop a deep sense of awareness. Below are some strategies for you to practice in order to boost your emotional wellness.

    • Remind yourself to stay positive, always.
    • Smile.
    • Seek or accept help and support from others when needed.
    • Employ gratitude to your life in order to strengthen relationships with family and friends.
    • Practice being mindful and increase your awareness. This can be done through various forms of meditation.
    • Accept mistakes and learn from them for next time. Mistakes are not terrible experiences; they are learning experiences.
    • Balance your other dimensions of Wellness.


    Collaborative Supports/Events/Agencies


    • DFCS
    • Mentor Me, Ga
    • NAMI-Ga
    • Humane Hearts -Therapy Dogs
    • Sprouts Foods
    • United Way


    • Vertical Team Family Nights
    • Preschool Family Events
    • Head Start Family Events



    • Mentoring
    • School Programs (Mindset; Restorative Practices; Why Try; DBT, Stop & Think; Social Thinking; Social Detective; Superflex; Zones of Regulation, Second Step) 
    • Sources of Strength
    • Theraputic Groups
    •  SOS-Signs of Suicide
    • In-school therapy provided by community providers through United Way Grant
    • School Social Workers
    • Student Advocacy Specialist
    • ASPIRE- Active Student Participation Inspires Real Engagement- Special Education initiative with the GADOE
    • Intentional Mile Stone Transitions (grade specific) 

    Grief and Loss Resources

    • Christ Community Church: Group Meetings 770-442-8600
    • Creekside United Methodist Church: Group Meetings 770-888-8449
    • Cumming First United Methodist Church: Group Meetings 770-887-2900
    • Cumming First United Methodist Church Group Meetings 770-887-2900
    • North Lanier Baptist Church: Group Meetings 770-781-5433
    • Shadowbrook Baptist Church: Group Meetings 770-945-1524
    • Support Groups: Hospice of North Georgia 770-219-8888 

    Mental Health Providers

    Abry Counseling Services 802-793-0185
    Access Christian Counseling 770-888-7754
    Affiliated Psychological Services 770-205-5760
    Afton Burton, Ph.D 404-303-8900
    Albert Davis, MD 770-888-1011
    Alpha Hope Counseling 678-571-7505
    Atlanta Addictive Disease and Psychiatric Medicine 770-475-8014
    Atlanta Area Psychological Associates 770-953-6401
    Avita- Behavioral Health Services 678-341-3840
    Banks Counseling, LLC 770-527-1236
    Barry Klein, Ph.D 404-216-0336
    Bethany Christian Services 770-455-7111
    Beyond Today Counseling Center, LLC 678-371-7357
    Brian Long, LPC 404-644-8967
    Charles Britt, LPC 678-824-2142
    CLC Counseling 678-400-2951
    Creative Spark Child Counseling Center 888-204-8322
    Cumming Counseling 404-374-4256
    David Michael Mcqueeney, Ph.D 770-317-3365
    Elizabeth Mccampbell, Ph.D 770-551-2775
    Family Counseling Associates of North Georgia 888-850-4891
    Family Violence Support Group, Family Haven 770-889-6384
    Focus Forward Counseling and Consulting 404-388-3909
    Forsyth Autism and Special Needs Support Group 404-316-9740
    Forsyth Family Counseling, LLC 404-548-8557
    Georgia Behavioral Health Professionals 770-886-5700
    Georgia Crisis and Access Line 1-800-715-4225
    Georgia Mountains Community SVC 678-341-3840
    Georgia Psychiatric Wellness Center 678-666-5990
    Higher Grounds Counseling at Russell Medical 770-771-5050
    Integrated Therapeutic Solutions, LLC 678-722-1031
    Jeanne Latiolais, PsyD 770-205-1751
    National Alliance on Mental Illness (Local Affiliate) 706-429-6000
    Lisa H Meyer, LPC 770-781-3793
    Live Life Counseling, LLC 404-432-2113
    New Beginnings Counseling Center 678-470-3022
    New Leaf Counseling and Recovery 678-648-6021
    Nicole Lea, LCSW 678-525-7818
    North Georgia Counseling Group 843-696-1614
    Northside Hospital Forsyth 770-844-3200
    Professional Recovery Counseling, LLC 678-820-4818
    Ron Magat, MD 678-680-3972
    Sweitzer Counseling 678-701-7545
    The Carter Treatment Center 678-771-8468
    The Counseling Group, LLC 678-780-6225


    • TWC Community Resources have been compiled to assist families in and around Forsyth County. Forsyth County Schools does not endorse or recommend any non-profit, business, mental health agency, or provider.