Suicide Prevention Organizations:
Suicide Prevention Coalition of Georgia
Suicide Prevention Resource Center
This website covers information for clergy.
Suicide Prevention Action Network (Georgia)
24-Hour Crisis Hotlines:
National Hopeline Network
1-800-273-TALK (8255) www.hopeline.com
Calls are connected to a certified crisis center nearest the caller's location.
Services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Teen Hotline 1-800-442-HOPE (4673)
Individuals seeking treatment, family members and referral sources may contact the Access Center 24 hours a day at (770) 434-4567 or 1 (800) 329-9775. www.ridgeviewinstitute.com
Find a Christian Counselor near you:
The American Association of Christian Counselors Foundation is a national referral network of state and/or nationally licensed/certified professional counselors offering care that is distinctively Christian and clinically excellent. Each member of the CNN has attested to being a current member in good standing with the AACC, having current state license and/or national certification, and having appropriate and adequate professional liability insurance. CCN members have had their applications for membership reviewed for these standards and for responses to items consistent with the AACC Doctrinal Statement and the AACC Code of Ethics. www.AACC.net
Recommended Counselors in Metro Atlanta:
Paraclete Counseling Center
Access Christian Counseling
Find a church in your area:
Many churches offer support groups and counseling
- Southern Baptist Church
- United Methodist Church
- Presbyterian Church
- Other denominations
Suicide Prevention Publications:
Rescuing Your Teenager from Depression by Norman Berlinger Just released in April 2005 a book that everyone should read, not just parents of teens. Over 100 parents were interviewed including Johnny's Mom.
"Stomping Out Depression" by Neil Anderson
"The Hurried Child" by David Elkind
"Conquering The Beast Within" by Cate Irwin
"Suicide, the Forever Decision" For Those Thinking about Suicide, and For Those Who Know, Love or Counsel Them, by Paul Quinett
"My Son, My Son" by Iris Bolton
"Trusting God Through Tears" byJehu Thomas Burton
"After Suicide" by John Hewett
"The Grieving Child" by Helen Fitzgerald (a parent's guide)
"The Seasons of Grief" by Donna Gaffney
Resources for Veterans:
If you are a combat Veteran or experienced any sexual trauma during your military service, bring your DD214 to your local Vet Center and speak with a counselor or therapist—many of whom are Veterans themselves—for free, without an appointment, and regardless of your enrollment status with VA.
Take an online workshop with interactive exercises to evaluate the symptoms you are experiencing and hear from other Veterans and Service members dealing with depression.
VA Medical Center Facility Locator
This website will allow you to search for VA programs located near you. If you are eligible to receive care through the Veterans Health Administration, you can enroll in one of VA's depression treatment programs.
SAMHSA Mental Health Services Locator
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provides information on services and resources near you.