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.
Please join the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network as we begin realizing a long-term goal of providing peer support, wellness and recovery activities, and respite in Augusta. Learn more.
Registration for Winter '21
Conference is Now Open!
Reserve your seat today for a special one-day GMHCN Winter Conference. Roslind Hayes will be the keynote for "Embracing Mental Health Equity." Seating is limited. Register Now
New Pipeline Out Now!
Learn about what's happening in Augusta, advocacy opportunities in 2021, and hear from Sherry Jenkins Tucker and our friend and colleague Nick Estabrook. Download The Pipeline (opens in PDF)
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
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.