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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. 

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.

CPS Spring Forum

Resilience and self-care look different for everyone, and this day is planned to give Certified Peer Specialists new skills and tools to use and share. While designed for Certified Peer Specialists, and five hours of continuing education credit are available, registration is open to anyone interested in participating. 
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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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New Pipeline Out Now!

Learn about GMHCN's new peer project with Kaiser Permanente, the 25th anniversary of our dual recovery initiative, and hear from Sherry Jenkins Tucker about what hope means to us at GMHCN.  Download The Pipeline (opens in PDF)

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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.

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July CPS Online Training Application

The application for our summer 2021 online training is now available. Apply Now.

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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.

It's Back!

GMHCN is pleased to report that additional opportunities are now available for our very popular Trauma-Informed Care Training. 
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Whole Health Action Management

Setting and achieving personal whole health goals ​is the objective of this important and timely training.

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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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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.

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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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​​info@gmhcn.org
Tel 404-687-9487

Toll Free 800-297-6146
Peer2Peer Warm Line 888-945-1414
Fax 404-687-0772

Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network

1990 Lakeside Parkway, Suite 100

Tucker, Georgia 30084

Funding for many of the programs and initiatives of the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network is provided by Georgia's Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. Learn about how DBHDD serves Georgia at their website.

© 2021 by Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network

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