Mental Health Awareness Month

Mental Health Awareness Month

In an effort to raise awareness and address rising mental health concerns, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners proclaimed May as Mental Health Awareness Month during its May 4, 2022 meeting as part of a long-standing, national observance that prioritizes good mental health and leverages resources for individuals in need.

The Fulton County Board of Commissioners recognizes Mental Health Awareness Month each May and will continue the tradition this year by highlighting the 2022 national theme of “Back 2 Basics” - what individuals can do to prioritize their mental health, build resiliency in the face of trauma, support those who are struggling, and work towards a path of recovery daily.

Fulton County has launched a new awareness campaign, entitled “Help is Here,” featuring billboards and radio and digital advertising, encouraging residents to seek mental health services. Advertising will reach all Fulton County residents, particularly those who could benefit from free mental health services offered by the Fulton County Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (BHDD).

Upcoming topics will include:
• Week 1: Monday, May 2, 2022; Setting Achievable Goals
• Week 2: Monday, May 9, 2022; Get Outside & Exercise
• Week 3: Monday, May 16, 2022; Treat Yourself
• Week 4: Monday, May 23, 2022; Stay Local – Plan an Outing
• Week 5: Monday, May 30, 2022; Call, visit and reconnect with friends or family members that you have lost contact with

Throughout Mental Health Awareness Month, the Fulton County Government Center, 141 Pryor Street, SW, Atlanta, will be lit in green, the color of mental health awareness, to highlight ongoing efforts and create a visible movement of support.

Fulton County is committed to changing attitudes around mental health in the workplace by reducing stigma, dispelling myths, and improving employee wellbeing. Fulton County invests approximately $16 million annually in mental health services.

Since 1949, the month of May has been observed as Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States. The purpose of Mental Health Awareness Month is to raise awareness about how mental health impacts daily life. As a manner of supporting this awareness, mental health activities have been created for the whole month of May to engage participants with fun and healthy ways to cope with anxiety, depression and stress. Coping strategies are vital as Fulton County residents face the social and economic challenges related to COVID -19.

Mental Health awareness Month

Resources & Info

Health & Well-Being
02 - May

week one: Mental Health Mondays - Setting Achievable Goals

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. The Fulton County Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities presents, “Mental Health Mondays."
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09 - May

Week Two: Mental Health Mondays - Get Outside & Exercise

This week's "Mental Health Monday" tool is to get outside and exercise. Tune in each week for helpful tips and information.
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Health & Well-Being
16 - May

Week Three: Mental Health Mondays - treat yourself

This week's Mental Health Monday tool is to Treat Yourself. Tune in each week for helpful tips and information.
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News
03 - Jun

May 27th - Moving Through Grief & Loss

The presenter and participants openly tackle the difficult subject of grief and loss including the stages of grief, ways to cope and support someone who has experienced a loss, and how to honor your loved ones memory.
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Health & Well-Being
18 - May

Creating Safer and Stronger Communities Through Harm Reduction

Discussions focused on how communities can effectively address concerns related to poverty, homelessness, mental health and substance abuse to improve quality of life for all.
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View all Behavioral Health Services

Fulton County invests $15,837,949 in the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities.
FREE Behavioral Health services are available for uninsured adults and children.

Since 1949, the month of May has been observed as Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States. The purpose of Mental Health Awareness Month is to raise awareness about how mental health impacts daily life. As a manner of supporting this awareness, mental health activities have been created for the whole month of May to engage participants with fun and healthy ways to cope with anxiety, depression, and stress. Coping strategies are vital as Fulton County residents face the social and economic challenges related to COVID-19.

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR ADULTS

To make an in-person or Tele-Health appointment at any of the locations, please call 404-730-9626.

• The North Fulton Service Center will reopen on Mondays only beginning May 17 from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
• The South Fulton Service Center is open on Mondays & Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
• The Center for Health & Rehabilitation is open on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.


BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR CHILDREN, ADOLESCENTS & EMERGING ADULTS

To make an in-person or Tele-Health appointment, please call 770-722-0080.

• North Fulton Service Center will reopen on Tuesdays only beginning May 18 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. by appointment only.
• The Fulton County Clubhouse for Youth is open Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Please call 404-612-7115 for more information about the program.
• Adamsville Regional Health Center is open Mondays & Thursdays from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. by appointment only.
• Oak Hill Child, Adolescent & Family Center will be open Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. effective May 4, 2021.

If you are experiencing a behavioral health crisis, please call the Georgia Crisis & Access Line at 1-800-715-4225, available 24/7.