We can't go back.
We can't eliminate progress.
2020 was a challenging year for all of us. The cuts to funding for mental health supports and workforce development were especially hard. Decacdes of advances in mental health recovery in Georgia were set back significantly. Georgia's spending on behavioral healthcare for its citizens was already among the lowest in the nation. We now have the opportunity to have that funding restored, or even increased, to meet the significantly increasing need for mental health resources resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our legislators will soon be returning to the state capitol to pass another budget that will further impact how Georgians received care for their mental health and substance use concerns.
GMHCN is asking for volunteers thorughout Georgia to help educate legislators about the value of peer support as part of Georgia's recovery-oriented system of care. Sharing our stories with legislators is one way for us to have enormous impact. If you are interested in learning more about supporting funding for mental health services in Georgia, please click the "Join Our Advocacy" link below.
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THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING MENTAL HEALTH RECOVERY.