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July 2022 Staff Spotlight

Nori-Lynn Truscott What is your role at HCA+Georgia HOPE? I work as a therapist and group facilitator as part of the Accountability Court team.  I also provide therapy services for a few adult DFCS clients.  Tell us what led you to HCA+GH?  When I first moved to Georgia in 2018 I posted on a Georgia […]

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Categories of Self-Care

Self-care is a wonderful way to promote mental wellness and a healthier relationship with oneself. Self-care can mean many different things, and may look different for everyone. There are eight different categories of self-care: physical, emotional, social, spiritual, personal, environmental, financial, and work/school/caregiving. (Willowstone.org, 2022) Examples of each category of self-care include: Physical -sleep or […]

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Raising Awareness of Stigma for Minority Mental Health Treatment

July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. This aims to bring awareness to the unique struggles that racial and ethnic minorities communities face in regards to mental health in the United States. Some of these struggles include: less access to higher-level mental health care, discrimination/racism, more vulnerability to being uninsured, less access to culturally […]

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Differences in Minority Mental Health

Racial/ethnic, gender, and sexual minorities often suffer from poor mental health outcomes due to multiple factors including: inaccessibility of high-quality mental health care, cultural stigma surrounding mental health care, discrimination, and lack of awareness on mental health. (American Psychiatric Association, 2022) Additional barriers for minorities include: -Different cultural perceptions about mental illness and well-being -Racism […]

June Staff Spotlight

Khayla Smallwood Therapist and Team Lead for Region 3 What is your role at Georgia HOPE? I am a Therapist and Team Lead for Region 3 What led you to Georgia HOPE? Georgia Hope has well-rounded services with the collaboration of skill-building, therapy, and medical services. I wanted something that gave clients the most support. […]

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Effects of Community Violence on Mental Health

Community violence has been recognized as a major public health problem impacting both youth and adults. Some studies show that between 50% and 96% of urban youth have witnessed some type of community violence in their lifetime. Exposure to community violence is associated with a variety of emotional and behavioral problems including: PTSD, anxiety, depression, […]

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Statistics for Mental Health Disorders in LGBTQI Community

By: Megan Eckles According to NAMI (2022) LGBTQI stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex. This community of people make up a wide range of gender identification and sexual orientation.  The Facts: Those in the LGBTQI community are twice more likely to experience a mental health condition, compared to that of heterosexuals According […]