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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255) |
No matter what problems you are dealing with, there is someone who wants to help you find a reason to keep living.  By calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255), you will be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7.

The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.The Project provides a variety of information sources for LGBTQ youth including a 24- hour hotline, texting, a social networking site, and information online to help answer any questions

Trevor Lifeline 24/7: 1-866 488-7386
TrevorText:  Text “Trevor” to 1-202 304-1200 for texting with a trained counselor on Fridays, 4-8 p.m.
TrevorSpace:  (Social networking site for LGBTQ youth 13 thru 24 and friends)

National Domestic Violence Hotline
1-800-799-SAFE (7233) / 1-800-787-3224 (TTY) |
Is this abuse? Get the Facts:  If anything you read here makes you want to talk to someone, you may call 1-800-799-SAFE (7233), available 24/7. If you are in an unhealthy or dangerous relationship and not sure where you can get support, please don’t hesitate to call The National Domestic Violence Hotline, which helps everyone affected by domestic violence. The National Domestic Violence Hotline also helps connect you to local programs, including programs that specifically serve the LGBTQ survivors of partner abuse.

SAMHSA’s National Helpline
1-800-662-Help (4357) / 1-800-487-4889 |
This is a confidential free, 24-hour a day, 365-day-a-year, information service in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members, who are facing substance abuse and mental health issues.  This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups and community based organizations. Call 1-800-662-Help (4357) or you may visit the online treatment locators at

American Psychology Help Center

It is noted that “at every stage of life, our relationships and families present us with both joys and challenges. Learning to manage stress, to understand our own emotions and behaviors, and to communicate effectively can help strengthen our own emotional health, as well as our connections to the important people in our lives” (American Psychology Help Center, 2014).

You may click on a link to access an article regarding a topic that addresses family and relationships issues. Stress management, grief, gender issues, male/female relationships are included topics.

National Institute of Mental Health

Nine Eating Disorders Myths Busted
Cynthia Bulik, Ph.D., a NIMH grantee  at the University of North Carolina, debunked nine myths about eating disorders at the at the NIMH Alliance for Research Progress  Winter Meeting, February 7, 2014 in Rockville, MD. Among her key messages:

  • Eating Disorders do not discriminate; they affect males and females, young and old.
  • You can’t tell by someone’s size whether they have an eating disorder.
  • Families do not cause eating disorders – they can be patients’ best allies in treatment.
  • Both genetic and environmental factors influence eating disorders.
  • Eating disorders are serious biologically-influenced mental illnesses, not passing fads.
  • Complete recovery is possible.

Video excerpts from the talk, “Eating Disorders Essentials: Replacing Myths with Realities,” are provided (National Institute of Mental Health Science Update, 2014).

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Fax: 404-270-5297

Vickie Ogunlade, Ph.D., LCSW

Assistant Director
Frances Cloud, LCSW

MacVicar Hall, 2nd Floor 
350 Spelman Lane, SW
Campus Box 1527
Atlanta, GA 30314

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