Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. May is Mental Health Awareness Month. In May, United Way of Northwest Georgia is joining the movement to raise awareness about mental health. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public, and advocate for policies that support people with mental illness and their families. For 2023’s Mental Health Awareness Month, we will continue to amplify the message of “More than Enough.” It’s an opportunity for all of us to come together and remember the inherent value we each hold — no matter our diagnosis, appearance, background, or ability. We want every person out there to know that if all you did was wake up today, that’s more than enough. No matter what, you are inherently worthy of more than enough life, love, and healing. Showing up, just as you are, for yourself and the people around you is more than enough.
We will use this time to bring our voices together to advocate for mental health and access to care. No one should feel alone or without the information, support, and help they need. Together, we can realize our shared vision of a community where anyone affected by mental illness can get the appropriate support and quality of care to live healthy, fulfilling lives — a community where no one feels alone in their struggle. That’s the Power of Community!
Each year, millions face the reality of living with a mental illness. It is critical for those struggling with mental illness to know they are not alone and that help is available to them. United Way has created a Mental Health Resource Guide to go along with our Community Resource Guide. These Resource Guides provide access to mental health services, basic needs services, and education services in Whitfield and Murray counties. Below is a list of resources and information for mental wellness.
- United Way Community Resource Guide
- United Way Mental Health Resource Guide
- Connect with Others (NAMI)
- Creating Healthy Routines (NAMI)
- Eliminating Toxic Influences (NAMI)
- Finding the Positive (NAMI)
- Georgia Access and Crisis Line (GCAL)
- National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI), Crisis Resources
- Owning Your Feelings (NAMI)
- Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-SUICIDE or 273-TALK
- Supporting Others (NAMI)
United Way Community Partners, Carter Hope Center, Cross Plains Community Partner, GreenHouse, Murray County Developmental Center, and RossWoods Adult Day Services specialize in mental health services. To see a full list of our Community Partners, click here.
United Way of Northwest Georgia encourages the Northwest Georgia community to join us in this critical effort so we can help those in our community who are struggling. Together, we are fighting the stigma, providing support, and advocating for those battling mental illness