Entries by Aria Morgan

Duncan Appoints Georgia HOPE’s CEO Nikki Raymond to the Office of Child Advocate Advisory Committee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Macy McFallDirector of Legislative AffairsMacy.McFall@ltgov.ga.gov Duncan Appoints Members to the Office of Child Advocate Advisory Committee ATLANTA (October 26, 2020) | Today, Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan announced the appointment of Carla M.Santiago-Barbosa and Nikki Raymond to the Office of Child Advocate Advisory Committee.“The Office of the Child Advocate provides increasingly critical […]

Mental Health Matters: You are not alone.

Mental Health Matters: You are not alone. Did you know…   Source: https://nami.org/Home #FREEYOURFEELS tips for October:  You aren’t alone in your feelings. Sharing your story might help someone else. Be prepared in the event things get too hard. A free resource is the MyGCAL app.  When was the last time you reached out “just […]

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Resources

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month Domestic violence affects millions, both women and men, of every race, religion, culture and status. It’s not just punches and black eyes — it’s yelling, humiliation, stalking, manipulation, coercion, threats and isolation. Tragically, more than 10 million Americans suffer at the hands of loved ones each year, and women […]

Speaking of HOPE – Recovery Month: Alcohol

Resources: https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/alcohol-health/overview-alcohol-consumption/moderate-binge-drinking https://www.rethinkingdrinking.niaaa.nih.gov/Tools/Calculators/drink-size-calculator.aspx NIAAA defines binge drinking as a pattern of drinking alcohol that brings blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to 0.08 percent – or 0.08 grams of alcohol per deciliter – or higher. For a typical adult, this pattern corresponds to consuming 5 or more drinks (male), or 4 or more drinks (female), in about […]

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How to Show Support to Someone in Recovery

September is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. If you have a friend or family member in recovery, it’s great to find ways to show your support. Everyone’s recovery journey is different, but having support from loved ones is helpful for anyone in recovery. Here’s some ways you can show support: Accept them without […]

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Speaking of HOPE – September is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month.

September is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. Recovery Month: promotes the message that recovery from substance abuse in all its forms is possible highlights the benefits of substance abuse treatment encourages citizens to take action to help expand and improve the availability of effective substance abuse treatment for those in need honors the contributions of treatment providers […]

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Managing Anxiety During the Coronavirus Pandemic: Coping with the “New Normal”

When COVID-19 became a reality, life as we knew it changed. Our routines and ability to predict what would happen next were drastically altered. Stress and anxiety is a normal reaction to an abnormal situation. We are living in an uncertain time where stress is common. It is nearly impossible to go through one day […]