Georgia's Home for Peer Support

GMHCN's Peer Support, Wellness, and Respite Centers connect Georgians in mental health recovery with the tools and resources we need to maintain our recovery and wellness, and to lead lives of purpose, meaning, and productivity in our communities.

Click here for an overview of respite, or learn more about each of the Centers in Augusta, Bartow County, Colquitt County, Decatur, and White County.

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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. 

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Memorial Ceremony Plans

For information on the plans to celebrate the life and work of Sharon "Sherry" Jenkins Tucker, please click here.

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Lead with Strength

Please join us in welcoming Dawn Randolph to the management team at GMHCN. A longtime ally and friend of the mental health and substance use recovery community, Dawn is prepared to support GMHCN in its next great chapter. Read About Dawn

Transforming Lives and Systems

The Ready4Reentry Forensic Peer Mentor Training is not only about supporting returning citizens as they rejoin their communities, it is also about creating hope within the systme and opportunity within the system itself. The application for the 11th cohort of the R4R training is available until August 25. Learn More and Apply

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The Georgia Peer Policy Collective is being established to serve multiple functions necessitated by the scope and scale of the Georgia's Mental Health Parity Act. This all-peer group, which will include at least one representative from each of Georgia’s six regions, will play a vital role in the next several years while our legislature determines the future of our behavioral health system. Click to learn more.

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Continuing Education @GMHCN

The Georgia CPS Project is pleased to announce that the August 18 webinar "Housing Supports with DBHDD" will provide an in-depth look at solutions to a problem for many Georgians in or seeking mental health recovery: Housing.  Learn More and Register

GMHCN Golf Returns

The 7th Annual Golf Tournament to benefit GMHCN has been renamed the Ken Whiddon - Sharon Taylor Memorial Golf Tournament.
Learn more.

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RESPECT Institute of Georgia

The RESPECT Institute of Georgia is a 3 ½ day in-person training or 4½ day online training program that empowers participants by acknowledging, by honoring, and by valuing their personal experiences and insights. Learn more.

Central State Hospital in Milledgeville

Pictures of Central State Hospital's crumbling remains are popular on websites such as Atlas Obscura because of the disturbing portrait of humanity they portray. But they only tell a part of the story. The recitation of facts such as the number of pounds of meat, butter, and other foods consumed each day at Central State Hospital, and the way people confined there are described in "But for the Grace of God," paint a more complete picture, in an even more chilling way, of what this place, in that time, was really like. Learn more.

Employment @GMHCN

The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network has full and part-time opportunities across the state. Whether you want to put your skills to work providing peer support in communities throughout the state, or provide  administrative support behind the scenes, GMHCN has opportunities Learn More

New Pipeline Out Now!

The newest issue of The Pipeline is out now! Read about Georgia's new Psychiatric Advance Directive, meet Elizabeth Lampert, one of our most recent Ready4Reentry Forensic Peer Mentor Training graduates, and read Sherry Jenkins Tucker's thoughts on the connection between trust and resilience. Download The Pipeline

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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

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Peer support for all Georgians, all the time.

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Peer support for all Georgians, all the time.

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Peer support for all Georgians, all the time.

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Peer support for all Georgians, all the time.

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Dual Recovery Is Real

Double Trouble in Recovery provides a safe and welcoming space for people living with substance use and other mental health concerns to achieve and maintain long-term recovery. DTR meetings happen online and in communities across Georgia. Learn more.

National Recovery Month

For National Recovery Month 2022, the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network will be celebrating the work we have been doing for over 30 years to support people with mental health and substance use concerns to live lives of recovery and wellness. Learn More

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