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Atlanta Therapy, Counseling, Psychotherapy, Addiction Help, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists

Atlanta is the home of the Buckhead district, the Fox Theatre, the Georgia Capitol, the Centennial Olympic Park, Canopy Walk, and the Georgia Aquarium. Enjoy the most populous city in Georgia, located in Fulton County, which rose from the ruins of the Civil War.
We've helped many people with therapy and mental health in Atlanta and elsewhere in the Peach State.

Therapists in Cascade Heights, Stratford, Decatur, West End Atlanta, Panthersville, Virginia Highland, Betmar La Villa, Scottdale.

Atlanta is the most populous city in Georgia with an estimated population of 450,000 (2013). Although it was heavily damaged in the Civil War, the city rose from the ashes to become a major center of commerce for the South. With a humid subtropical climate, Atlanta is a growing city and has the dubious distinction of having major traffic jams and long commute times. During the Civil Rights Movement Atlanta stood separately from other Southern states with its "The City Too Busy to Hate" slogan and reluctance to support continued segregation. The city supports a thriving arts scene and has professional, resident performing arts companies in all disciplines.

Therapy And Mental Health in Atlanta

The Carter Center's Mental Health Program works to promote awareness of mental health issues and care and influences public policy in the Atlanta area through various initiatives. The Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism provide stipends to journalists who report on behavioral health and mental illness. In the Atlanta area an average of 630,000 people used illicit drugs with the past year. The rate of marijuana use was 11.6 percent, similar to the national rate. Among adults aged 18 or older in the Atlanta, 5.6 percent (207,000 adults) experienced a major depressive episode in the past year. These rates were similar to the rates in Georgia and in the rest of the Nation. Related Sites:
Atlanta Wikipedia
Department of Behavioral Health
Carter Center Mental Health Programs

Current Programs

The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta provides grants to address the needs of the homeless and mentally ill in the metro area. With help from private funding, such as Philanthropic Collaborative for a Health Georgia, the Community Foundation has undertaken a nine-month program to study issues of the mental health safety net. The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities offers various programs such as Assertive Community Treatment (ACT), Crisis Stabilization Programs (CSP), and Mobile Crisis Services. It also sponsors the Georgia Crisis & Access Line at 1-800-715-4225

References

1. United States Census Bureau. (2014). http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/13/1304000.html
2. Mental Health America of Georgia. http://www.mhageorgia.org/
3. Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta http://cfgreateratlanta.org/Community-Leadership/Current-Initiatives/Health-Safety-Net.aspx