The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network believes in the ability of everyone living with mental health concerns to enjoy lives of purpose, meaning, productivity, and wellness. Since the first gathering of 30 behavioral health peers in October 1990, this grassroots nonprofit organization has been led and run by mental health peers—people in mental health recovery. GMHCN has evolved into a statewide organization of over 100 employees engaged in advocacy, education, training, and peer support services for the people of Georgia. GMHCN is recognized as a national leader in the peer support movement. At its core, the basis of peer support—one person using their lived experience to support another—is not new; in fact, it is the basis of human growth and development. Mental health peers with special training are now able to use their lived recovery experience in clinical settings to provide something beyond a diagnosis or medication. We provide the evidence that we can and do recover from our mental health challenges. We provide skills, tools, and above all, hope.
Scheduled for Fun and Safety
The Fifth Annual Ken Whiddon Memorial Golf Tournament, originally planned for Memorial Day Weekend, is now scheduled for October 24, 2020. Safety precautions are in place to make sure everyone who wants to participate in this important fundraiser for the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network will be able to do so while having fun and staying safe. Learn More
Peer2Peer Warm Line
We all need someone to talk to who can understand us, and is willing to listen. Our Certified Peer Specialists, who work out of our Peer Support, Wellness, and Respite Centers, are available day and night to share in your successes, and support you if you're struggling. Learn More
Double Trouble in Recovery Is Now Online
Double Trouble in Recovery has been providing support to Georgians seeking recovery and wellness from substance use and mental health concerns since 1996. DTR meetings are now available online three times daily, seven days a week.
Mental Health Parity Is the Law
Mental health parity is the federal law, but not the practice in Georgia. The Georgia Parity Collaborative is seeking to change that.