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We Do Recover

The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network and the Georgia Council on Substance Abuse are proud to partner with the Georgia Department of Revenue on the production of the new Georgia Recovers specialty license plate to reduce stigma and increase recovery in Georgia. Learn more.


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. 

Welcome!

We're glad you're here. Click the play icon to meet Chris Dowling, the Online Wellness Activity Coordinator for GMHCN's Peer Support, Wellness, and Respite Centers. Chris is a Certified Peer Specialist-Mental Health and a Whole Health and Wellness Coach employed at the Center in Moultrie, Georgia. Learn more about our Peer Support, Wellness, and Respite Centers.

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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.

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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

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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.

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Mental Health Parity Is the Law

Mental health parity is federal law, but not the practice in Georgia. The Georgia Parity Collaborative is seeking to change that.

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Trauma-Informed Care is Back!

GMHCN is pleased to announce the return of Trauma-Informed Care training for Georgia's Certified Peer Specialists, one of the most requested and timely trainings we offer. Learn more.

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How Do We Know What We Know?

GMHCN has put together a 21 Day Challenge that encourages us explore how we understand what we "know" about race. We hope you will take the challenge with friends or colleagues to continue this important conversation. Learn more.

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Hello, Augusta!

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.

Georgia's Peer Support, Wellness, and Respite Centers provide wellness and recovery resources to Georgians in a peer-led, peer-run environment. 

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ReVerb Recovery and Wellness

Podcast featuring voices from Georgia's behavioral health community.

Listen Now.

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The heart of the work we do at the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network is peer support. 

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New Pipeline Out Now!

The newest issue of The Pipeline is out now! Join us as we begin to say goodbye to Lynn Thogersen, who is retiring in November, and say Hello! to Anthony Wright, the director of the new Peer Recovery and Respite Center of Augusta.  Download The Pipeline (opens in PDF)

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