Mental health affects ALL people, regardless of culture, race, ethnicity, age, gender, or sexual orientation. A person's mental health includes their emotional, psychological, and social well-being. Our mental health affects how we feel, think and behave. It also contributes to the way we handle stress, make decisions and relate to other people.
Mental health is important to EVERY person at EVERY stage of life from infancy through adulthood.
You are NOT alone
- 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year.
- 1 in 20 U.S. adults experience serious mental illness each year.
1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year.
- 50% of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 14, and 75% by age 24.
You can get help
It’s important to know that asking for help is okay. Whether you are dealing with mental health issues personally or caring for a friend or family member, the situation can feel overwhelming and hopeless. In support of our mental health initiative, Cobb Collaborative's Mind Your Mind web page provides access to information and local resources to help navigate mental health situations.
Crisis information is immediately below with other resources and links following.
FOR IMMEDIATE HELP
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please call 988.
When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary.
Anyone who is depressed, going through a hard time, needs to talk, or is thinking about suicide can use the chat. The chat counselors are here to listen and support you through whatever difficult times you may be facing.
(Veterans, press 1 at the prompt. TTY users: use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 988.)
Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL)
Help is available 24/7 for individuals struggling with issues like depression, anxiety, other mental health conditions, problems with developmental disabilities, mental health, addiction drugs, and alcohol. Download the MyGCAL app (Apple and Android) to call, text, or chat with GCAL.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Helpline
Available in English and Spanish
1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678678.
A national 24-hour, toll free confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth.
Self Harm Hotline
Eating Disorder Hotline
Crisis Text Line
Text "HELLO" to 741741
National Maternal Mental Health Hotline
Understanding Mental Health
Educating yourself about mental health is one of the best ways you can help yourself and the people in your family and community who are struggling with mental health issues.
Mental Health Resources
Access tips, tools, and local resources related to youth mental wellness, substance abuse, suicide prevention, and advocacy.
The mental health initiative exists to raise awareness, promote resiliency and reduce stigma. This page and its resources are made possible by our sponsor.