Online Mental Health Day at the Capitol

January 19, 2021

Georgia's Behavioral Health Services Coalition joined with behavioral health peers and allies at the Georgia State Capitol to advocate for more high quality, evidence-based, culturally-sensitive behavioral health supports, services, and treatments for all Georgians.

We spent the morning hearing from Georgia’s mental health peers and leaders, and learned about the opportunities and challenges facing us in 2020. We then moved to the Capitol, where we met with our elected officials to share our hopes and voice our concerns for Georgia's future. If you were unable to join us in 2020, please plan to join us in 2021. 

The Behavioral Health Services Coalition is a public/private mental health collaboration of individuals and organizations across Georgia which educates and shares information among our members, the public, and policy-makers; and, coordinates advocacy. We believe the mental health of all Georgians is assured by the enhancement of protective factors, the reduction of risk factors, and early intervention at the first sign of symptoms. All Georgians who need mental health care benefit from high quality, evidence-based, culturally-sensitive supports, services, and treatment. The Behavioral Health Services Coalition membership includes:

  • Beacon Health Options

  • Behavioral Health Link

  • CareSource

  • Center for Victims of Torture

  • Community Friendship Inc.

  • Connect Hearing

  • Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health

  • Family Ties

  • Georgia Advocacy Office

  • Georgia Appleseed

  • Georgia Association of Community Service Boards

  • Georgia Council on Substance Abuse

  • Georgians for a Healthy Future

  • Georgia Interpreting Services Network

  • Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network

  • Georgia Parent Support Network

  • Georgia Supportive Housing Association

  • Highland Rivers Health

  • iResearch

  • Mental Health America of Georgia

  • Mission Zero

  • Multicultural Development Institute, Inc.

  • NAMI Georgia

  • Nelson Mullins

  • Peach State Health Plan

  • Ridgeview Institute

  • Summit Ridge Hospital

  • Underdue Social Services

  • View Point Health

  • Voices for Georgia's Children


Thank you for supporting mental health recovery in Georgia!


Scenes from Mental Health Day 2020