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Facts About Sexual Assault and How to Prevent It

By: Megan Eckles (Therapist/Training Specialist) What is considered sexual assault? According to the US Department of Justice, sexual assault is defined as means any nonconsensual sexual act proscribed by Federal, tribal, or State law, including when the victim lacks capacity to consent. The National Sexual Violence Resource Center mentions that the are several forms of […]

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Signs of Child Abuse and How to Help

By: Megan Eckles (Therapist/Training Specialsit) What are the facts? 1 in 7 children experienced abuse of neglect within the last year (CDC, 2022).  In 2020 Georgia ranked 38th in the nation for child well-being (Georgia Division of Family and Children Services). Types of Abuse Physical Abuse: injury or death inflicted upon a child by a parent […]

April Staff Spotlight: Brook Weaver

Brook Weaver MSMFT Team Lead, District 2; Recovery Services Division Explanation of your role at Georgia HOPE: I am in school based mental health therapist at elementary schools in Murray County. I love my job getting to know and helping the kiddos. I feel honored to be able to help kids through their trauma and learn how to […]

April Staff Spotlight: Jennifer Vincent

Jennifer Vincent MA, LAPC, NCC Substance Abuse Team Lead & Therapist What is your role at Georgia HOPE?: I am a therapist and team lead on the Substance Use Team at Georgia HOPE. Through my role as a therapist, I provide individual counseling services for adults and adolescents, lead Relapse Prevention and Dual Diagnosis groups, […]

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Overcoming Self-Harm

Self-harm: this is when one hurts themselves as a way of dealing with very difficult feelings. Some individuals self-harm as a way to: -express their feelings when it is hard to put into words -change emotional pain into physical pain -reduce overwhelming feelings -punish themselves for their feelings and experiences -express suicidal feelings and thoughts […]

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Understanding Bipolar Diagnosis

What is Bipolar Disorder? According to National Institute of Mental Health, Bipolar Disorder (formerly known as manic-depressive illness or manic depression), is a mental disorder that causes and unusual shift in mood, with extreme highs and lows. Types of Bipolar: Bipolar I  Having at least one manic episode followed by hypomanic or major depressive episode. […]

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Statistics on Developmental Disabilities

Developmental Disabilities are severe and long-term problems. These disabilities can range from mental disability to physical disability or both.  Physical disabilities include: blindness, hearing loss, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, etc.  Mental disabilities include: anxiety disorders, depressive disorder, personality disorders, etc. Developmental disabilities can also present both physical and mental disabilities, such as, down syndrome (U.S. National […]