• mental health resources


    988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing Lifeline network. 


    Kate's Club programs are for children ages 5-18 who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or primary caregiver. Once you become a member of Kate's Club, children and families can attend the programs listed below at no cost.


    Family therapy, individual therapy, grief and crisis support


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    Psych Today

    Find a therapist, psychology news, get help, and more



    Smartphone app for youth in crisis. Text and chat access designed to reach GA youth 




    Trans Lifeline is a national trans-led 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the quality of trans lives by responding to the critical needs of our community with direct service, material support, advocacy, and education. 


    Trevor Project

    If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call the TrevorLifeline now at 1-866-488-7386.


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    Self-Esteem Worksheets


    Recursos De Salud Mental Hispanoamericanos

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    45 Tools and Resources for Student Mental Health


    Big Future: Wellbeing hub



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  • Podcast and Newsletter Recommendation from Shannon Crook (Co-Lead Social Worker) for helpful resources - Screen Strong

  • Teen Substance Abuse Resource Guide

    Narcotics Anonymous Local Support Groups

    Narcotics Anonymous- is a support group for men and women with whom drugs have become a major problem.

    • Saint Columbia Episcopal Church

           939 James Burgess Road

           Suwanee, GA 30024

           Meetings are held on Wed, Thu, Fri, and Sunday at 7pm


    • Saint Brendan’s Catholic Church

           4633 Shiloh Road

           Cumming, GA 30040

           Meetings are held on Tue and Wed at 6:30pm


    • John’s Creek United Methodist Church

           11180 Medlock Bridge Road

           Johns Creek, GA 30097

           Meetings are held on Mon and Tue at 7:30pm


    • Bethel United Methodist Church

           100 Lumpkin Campground Road South

           Dawsonville, GA 30534

           Meetings are held on Sun at 7pm; Sat at 8pm; Mon at 12pm, and Wed at 8:15pm


    • First United Methodist Church

           73 Cumming Street

           Alpharetta, GA 30009

           (Located at the Vaughn House behind the church)

           Meetings are held on Friday at 8pm


    • Laurelwood Treatment Center

           200 Wisteria Drive

           Gainesville, GA 30501

           Meetings are held on Wednesday and Friday at 8pm


    • Summit Ridge Hospital

           250 Scenic Highway

           Lawrenceville, GA 30046

           Meetings are held on Monday at 8pm and Wednesday at 7:30pm


    Alcoholics Anonymous

    • The Cumming Group

           432 Canton Road

          Cumming, GA 30040

          Meetings are held on Sunday at 6:30 pm


    Parent Support Groups

    • Parent Recovery Network- is an anonymous support group for parents of kids struggling with substance abuse. Creekside Church--673 Peachtree Pkwy, Cumming, GA 30041. Meetings are held every Thursday from 7-8:30 in Room 205


    • Al-Anon/Alteen Support Groups- an anonymous support group for family and friends of alcoholics.



    Group Name

    WSO #

    Meeting Day & Time

    Meeting place

    Street Address



    Zip Code



    You Are Not Alone AFG


    Mon 6:45 PM

    Lanier Methodist Church

    1979 Buford Highway






    Open Arms AFG (Open)


    Tue 12:10 PM

    St. Brendan's Catholic Church

    4633 Shiloh Rd.




    In Bldg. B
    It lasts the full hour to 1:10 PM


    Tuesday Recovery AFG (Open)


    Tue 7:00 PM

    North Lanier Baptist Church
    Trailer 100

    829 Atlanta Road






    Serenity AFG


    Wed 7:00 PM

    Chestatee Community Center
    mailing address is Gainseville

    6875 Keith Bridge Road (Hwy 306)






    Hope on Shiloh Road AFG


    Thu 6:30 PM

    St. Brendan's Catholic Church

    4633 Shiloh Road




    In Bldg B


    First Steps Alateen on Shiloh Road
    (ages 9-19)


    Thu 6:30 PM

    St. Brendan's Catholic Church

    4633 Shiloh Road




    In Spiritual Life Center


    Discovering Hope AFG (Open)


    Fri 12:10 PM

    St. Brendan's Catholic Church

    4633 Shiloh Road




    40 minute mtg - Book Study


    Saturday Morning Hope AFG (Open)


    Sat 10:00 AM

    St. Brendan's Catholic Church

    4633 Shiloh Road




    In Bldg B
    Book Study



    Drug Treatment Facilities



    • 3D Life- 3D Life is a 10 month residential drug treatment program for young men. It is a faith based organization serving young men ages 14-20.  They do not accept private insurance and the cost is based on the family’s annual income which can range from $600-$3,000/per month. They are located in Gainesville and here is the link for more information: http://threedimensionallife.com/Three_Dimensional_Life/Home.html



    • No Longer Bound- A 12-month long inpatient program. They do not accept private insurance and participants are required to write an admission’s essay about why they need rehab.



    • Talbott Recovery and Addiction- They have a young adult addiction program. Most private insurances are accepted. Please contact (800) 742-9317 to schedule an assessment.



    • The Hartmann Residential Treatment Facility- Young adult treatment facility located in Marietta. They accept private insurance. They require a minimum of 6 month stay. Please contact for more information. (770) 422-0202


    • Celebrate Freedom- A faith-based outpatient approach to addiction, abuse and disorders. 22 week class that meets one night per week. 18 and over only. The program is free.  Please contact for more information. (770) 886-9505


    • Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery Center- A residential drug treatment and detox program. They only accept private insurance and the average length of the program is 30-45 days. Please contact for more information. (855) 600-9144


    • The Insight Program Substance Abuse- Substance abuse treatment program that offers 8-12 week intensive outpatient program for teens, a 9 week outpatient program and a residential program. Age 13-25. They are out of network for most insurance plans. Please contact for more information (770) 740-8696 http://theinsightprogram.com


    • Lakeview Behavioral Health- an adolescent partial hospitalization program and intensive outpatient program. Age: 10-17 but will accept younger on a case-by-case basis. Most private insurance is accepted. Please contact for more information. (678) 713-2300 http://www.lakeviewbehavioralhealth.com



    • SummitRidge- provides psychiatric and substance use disorder treatment to teens, adults and older adults. Our inpatient, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs offer a variety of individualized treatment option to help you or someone you love. (678) 442-5858 summitridgehospital.net


    • Laurelwood- provides inpatient hospitalization. This service is designed to provide continuous treatment for individuals with acute psychiatric or substance abuse problems. Each patient will see a psychiatrist daily and all supportive therapy, nursing, and medical care is provided under the supervision of the psychiatrist. The average length of stay in our Inpatient Hospitalization program is 3 – 5 days.

           (770) 219-3800 www.nghs.com/treatment-options


    • Crescent Pines Hospital- provides inpatient and outpatient services. Adolescent partial hospitalization- is designed to meet the needs of teens, ages of 13-18, and experiencing mental health and/or substance abuse issues that impact their daily functioning. Adolescent Intensive Outpatient- Our Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program is typically a 3 day a week program, Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  This structured program allows for the individual to receive treatment on an outpatient basis while alternating school. Programming includes group therapy, individual therapy, activity therapy and family therapy.  (770) 474-8888 crescentpineshospital.com


    • Ridgeview Hospital- Young Adult Addiction Servicesoffers a well-integrated continuum of care for young adults ages 18-26 with addiction or dual diagnosis disorders. Ridgeview Institute Smyrna’s program offers a broad spectrum of specialty groups and services, and the 12-step programs of recovery. This unique approach addresses addiction and its associated problems in a comprehensive, yet individualized manner. (844) 350-8800 http://ridgeviewinstitute.com


    • Georgia Crisis- a great resources that are familiar with many facilities in Georgia and can offer recommendations according to your insurance, their number is 1-800-715-4225 and link is https://dbhdd.georgia.gov/access-services.