Entries by Aria Morgan

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Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health of Children, A Helpful Infographic

Georgia HOPE is currently providing Mental Health and Substance Use services throughout the state of Georgia via TeleMental Health for children, adults, individuals and families. If you, your child, or someone you know, are interested in services, you can submit a referral online to us or call 706-279-0405. If you’re interested in learning more about our services, please contact us […]

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Combatting Compassion Fatigue

What is Compassion Fatigue? Second-hand shock or secondary stress caused by helping others who have suffered trauma or have significant emotional distress. It is often caused by empathy and can imitate symptoms of Post Traumatic stress disorder. What isn’t Compassion Fatigue? Fake or made up; “ALL IN YOUR HEAD” Compassion fatigue is caused by empathy. […]

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Mental Health Needs for the LGBT Community

June is LGBT awareness month, and we wanted to take the time to highlight the mental health needs of our LGBT community. When referencing LGBT we are referring to a community consisting of individuals identifying as “lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender.” According to the US Institute of Medicine this also refers to a broad coalition of groups that are diverse with respect to […]

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Resources on How to Cope with Traumatic Racial Events

Resources for Adults & Kids: Sesame Street 60-minute special “Coming Together: Standing Up to Racism. A CNN/Sesame Street Town Hall for Kids and Families” will air on Saturday, June 6, at 10 a.m. ET Glazer Children’s Museum “Embrace Race” Social Justice Resources for Talking with Your Children, Resources Targeted to Educators, Resources for Kids, Books […]

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Mental Health during the Coronavirus Pandemic: the “Shadow Pandemic”

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, anxiety and depression are rising. There are many concerns being raised about what is being called the “shadow pandemic,” a mental health crisis caused from the Coronavirus pandemic. Nearly half of Americans report the coronavirus crisis is harming their mental health, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll. A federal emergency […]

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Insurance Changes due to COVID-19?

Due to the pandemic, unfortunately some families have lost their insurance, Medicaid or private insurance, due to unemployment and the unpredictable times. If you have recently lost your insurance, you may qualify for free or low-cost health plans through Georgia’s Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids® programs. Qualifications: To find out more visit www.myamerigroup.com/GA to learn […]

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Complex Trauma in Children & Adolescents: What Resources Are Available and How You Can Respond

What Is a Traumatic Event? A traumatic event is a scary, dangerous, or violent event that possess a threat to a child’s life. Witnessing a traumatic event that threatens life or physical security of a loved one can also be traumatic. This is particularly important for young children as their sense of safety depends on […]

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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – National Prevention Week

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Prevention Week (NPW) is a public education platform that promotes prevention year-round through providing ideas, capacity building, tools, and resources to help individuals and communities make substance use prevention happen every day. This year National Prevention Week is May 10 – 16, 2020. What topics does […]

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What is TeleMental Health?

Just hearing about Teleservices or TeleMental health?  Wondering what it means exactly or how it could impact you and your medical or mental health services?  Here are some things you may want to know!  TeleMental Health has been around for decades but has grown exponentially over the past few years.  Now, due to COVID-19, almost […]