If you’re new to Atlanta, then you may be busy trying to find your way around. This vibrant city has so much to offer in terms of culture, food, and social life. As well as discovering the good things the city has to offer, it’s important that you have knowledge of who to call in case you find yourself in any kind of crisis. Such resources are not only good for you, but they can also be useful in case anyone you know is in an emergency situation and needs help. Here is a list of resources that may be useful for anyone living in Atlanta, Georgia.
Domestic Violence Lifeline
Unfortunately, domestic violence is a common issue everywhere in the world. If you’re ever in a situation that you feel as though your life’s at risk, then you should find a domestic violence program. Camden Community Crisis Center is one that you could try while the Cherokee Family Violence Center is another.
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For anyone having trouble settling in, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs is a good resource to have. They offer a range of services such as apartments for low-income families, useful information for renters, and they also help apartment owners to offer reduced rent to low-income tenants. Aside from this, you’ll also find information on family housing, elderly resources, and homeless resources like Sleep Advisor.
If you, or anybody that you know, struggles with drugs, then consider seeking help from professionals in a rehabilitation facility, such as Georgia Drug Detox. Their team specializes in helping patients work toward achieving a sober life both inside the facility and outside the facility. It’s also important to note that Georgia drug penalties are relatively severe, whether caught trafficking or distributing. You could be given a felony charge if you’re caught possessing any kinds of drugs. With that being said, recognizing signs of addiction and getting treatment as soon as possible would be good steps to take.
Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Depression, mental health, and suicide are serious matters and anyone can struggle with them. If you’re feeling depressive or suicidal, then you should consider calling the suicide prevention lifeline. You could also recommend the lifeline to anyone that you know is battling with suicidal thoughts and needs professionals to speak with.
Peer Support, Respite and Wellness Centers
An alternative to traditional mental health day programs is The Peer Support, Wellness and Respite Center. This is ideal if you feel overwhelmed with life and feel like you could benefit from 24/7 peer support for up to seven nights. However, to avoid psychiatric hospitalization you need a proactive interview on file and must be at least 18 years of age or older.
National Child Traumatic Stress Network
If you have kids, or any young people close to you, keep this number somewhere nearby. The National Child Traumatic Stress Network can help you if you’ve got any missing or abducted children. Other services they offer include helping to find runaway and homeless youths or children that have been sexually abused.
Beyond this list, there are so many more resources available to people living within the Atlanta area. It’s about looking for help in the right places and making the most of what’s around you.
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