Year End Campaign

#MINDGAgaps is a suicide prevention fundraising campaign to increase mental health education in Georgia

Mental Health America of Georgia (MHAG) is devoted to promoting mental health recovery, resiliency, and wellness. We work to improve the lives of people with mental illness, change the systems that serves them and promote mental well-being for a healthier Georgia.   This is achieved through the delivery of training programs for first responders, faith leaders, school administrators, veterans, etc. that supports positive mental health, de-escalating crisis and accessing behavioral health resources.

What is the problem?

During this health crisis, people are struggling emotionally due to high stress levels, unemployment, isolation, grief and loss. Prolonged stress can lead to a mental crisis such as self-harm, substance abuse or suicide. Barriers to mental health care existed before the pandemic, but those challenges are exacerbated as more Georgians report symptoms of depression and anxiety. Many people are not well informed about how to recognize mental health problems, how to provide support and what are the best treatments and services available. Currently, Georgia is not prepared for mental health fallout expected as a result of the pandemic, social unrest and economic downfall. Georgia ranks 50th out 51 states and districts for access to mental health care including access to treatment, quality and cost of insurance, access to special education and workforce availability. How will this campaign solve the problem?The gaps in access to care cannot be solved overnight but MHAG is committed to building the capacity to increase mental health education throughout the state. MHAG programs are designed to improve mental health literacy, reduce mental health stigma and increase access to behavioral health services & supports.

How will this campaign solve the problem?

The gaps in access to care cannot be solved overnight but MHAG is committed to building the capacity to increase mental health education throughout the state. MHAG programs are designed to improve mental health literacy, reduce mental health stigma and increase access to behavioral health services & supports. Through this giving campaign, your contribution would allow for MHA of GA to sustain operations and:

  1. Certify 80 Georgians to provide mental health education in our K-12 schools, colleges and universities as well as faith organizations, first responders entities, nursing home staff, veteran support organizations and other non-traditional partners in their communities.
  2. Educate 10,000 families on building resilience, obtaining recovery and accessing behavioral health resources for older adults, veterans, children and communities of color.
  3. Inform 236 policy makers on the needs of their constituents with the development of issue briefs and policy recommendations from data collection and analysis.

Potential long-term impact of the project.

Many people developing mental disorders do not get professional help or delay getting professional help.1 By training more people to recognize specific signs and symptoms of compromised mental health and accessing resources can assist others to get appropriate help. Mental health literacy is focused on better equipping people to overcome structural barriers to health and to tackle both stigma and discrimination. Most importantly it can save lives of individuals who suffer in silence with hopelessness by recognizing and accessing help before it is too late.

Donation Levels

  1. $5 = provides printed educational material for class exercises
  2. $10 = provides for presentation materials such as pens, pencil, markers, worksheets, etc.
  3. $20 = provides one training workbook
  4. $50 = helps provide for the transportation to reach rural parts of Georgia
  5. $100 = provides for mental health resources for an organization
  6. $500 = provides a one-hour class on mental health awareness training
  7. $2500 = provides an 8-hour course on mental health literacy and de-escalation techniques

Make a contribution of $25 or more and get a free mask! Let Georgia know you advocate for mental health care access for all!

Peer to Peer Fundraising

Mental Health America of Georgia has committed to supporting Georgians mental well-being as we continue to battle this pandemic. As we continue to offer Georgia content and resources relevant to mental illness, mental wellness and health, we ask that you serve as Champions for Mental Health and help us fundraise. Like so many we were impacted by the pandemic and we recognize an increasing need for mental health services and supports. We hope you would consider this request to donate your time and fundraising energy in support of Mental Health America of Georgia.

Champions for Mental Health

Join your community in the fight to close the gaps for access to mental health care and create a fundraiser on behalf of Mental Health America of Georgia #MINDGAGAPS campaign. Click the link below to access our landing page and scroll down to donate or start a fundraiser. If you choose to start a fundraiser, you have the option to do so as an individual with a goal of $500 or join or create a team with a goal of $1,000. You can use the default info that will automatically populate, or you can change the description to make your own. Once the fundraising page is created, you will be given a custom URL to solicit donations to your network. A snapshot of your progress will show up on the MHA landing page. We appreciate your support to serve as ambassadors for the organization

Thank you to our Supporters

  • The Realan Foundation
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