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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

At Georgia HOPE, our goal every day is to create HOPE for everyone.  In 2015, Georgia HOPE became one of the first behavioral health providers in the nation to be recognized as a Patient-Centered Specialty Practice. This means that we are committed to serving the whole person. When an individual enters services with us, we begin communicating […]

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 […]