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. […]

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, […]

By: Megan Eckles What is PTSD? Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that is triggered by a traumatic event through experience or witnessing (Mayo Clinic, 2022). In the DSM-5 there is a distinction between PTSD in those 6 years of age and up, and those under the age of 6. Experiencing or […]

By: Hailey Robertson In the United States, 1 in 5 adults experience a mental health problem each year ( The top 3 mental health diagnosis in men are Depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Substance Use Disorder.  Depression:  Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. ( Over […]

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 […]