Mobile Crisis Response Services (MCRS) provides community-based, face-to-face crisis response 24 hours a day, seven days a week to individuals in an active state of crisis. MCRS offers short-term, behavioral health services for persons in need who may have been unable to successfully maintain stability. MCRS can be accessed through the Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL) by calling (800) 715-4225 Text ‘GA’ to 741-741

NAMI Basics is a free, 6-session education program for parents, guardians and other family who provide care for youth (age 22 or younger) who are experiencing mental health symptoms. NAMI Basics is offered in a group setting so you can connect with other people in person.

Georgia Crisis and Access Line: If you are in need of immediate assistance please contact the Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL) 1-800-715-4225

Crisis Text Line: Anyone in Georgia experiencing an emotional crisis can text GA to 741741 to communicate with a trained Crisis Counselor. Children and Teens are especially welcome. The service is free, confidential and available 24/7.
Georgia Peer Support and Wellness Centers: PSWRCs offer respite rooms where a person may stay for up to 7 days instead of going into a psychiatric hospital; plus, a 24/7 warmline, daily wellness activities and other supports.

Decatur: (404) 371-1414

  • Write a short story with your child using the day’s events or their imagination.
  • Call Dial-A-Story (416.395.5400) to listen to a story with your child anytime! The service is available in 16 different languages.
  • Involve distant family members in the enjoyment of reading by sharing a book together through video chat apps such as Skype.
  • Make puppets of your child’s favorite literary characters. Use these puppets to act out a scene from the book or to reimagine a scene in a different way.
  • Help your child write to a pen pal. Whether it’s a distant friend or family member, consistently writing to a pen pal fosters important writing and storytelling skills.
The Parent Resource Toolkit is a one-stop-shop resource that was produced and developed with parents in mind.

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