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The rising number of kids and teens seeking behavioral and mental health care is rapidly becoming one of the most pressing pediatric health needs in the nation. At least one in five children and adolescents in the U.S. has a behavioral or mental health condition. Left untreated, these conditions limit the potential of our children.

At Children’s, we’re committed to addressing the growing demand for services to manage these increasingly common concerns impacting children today. We are connecting with other community providers across the state to create a pediatric behavioral and mental health network that is dedicated to early detection and intervention to improve outcomes, reducing stigma, and enhancing access to prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

We have designed a plan to help not only the 1.5 million children in the metropolitan Atlanta area, but all children of Georgia, flourish and thrive regardless of their circumstance. This plan includes measures to make pediatric behavioral and mental healthcare:

  • Accessible. By delivering care locally and in a supportive environment, we can meet kids where they are and put parents and caregivers at ease so they are receptive to learning about their child’s behavioral and mental health needs.
  • Proactive. By building on our solid foundation of quality pediatric health services, including programs like Strong4Life, we are well positioned to pinpoint prevention measures that help us identify and treat kids’ mental and behavioral health needs sooner.
  • Innovative. We will leverage our unique capabilities and expertise learned through our extensive history of research and innovation in clinical care delivery to uncover novel approaches to prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Our goal is to provide children and their families with a network of resources they can lean on as they seek behavioral and mental health care. We aim to reduce the rates of depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation and other pressing needs, overall positively impacting the behavioral and mental health of Georgia’s children.

In addition to the resources listed below, the Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL) provides immediate access to services aimed to address both routine and crisis services.

Emotional Wellness: Resources for Kids and Families

Children’s Strong4Life helps families raise healthy, safe, resilient kids. From toddlers to teens, we have a variety of resources to help you and your family navigate life’s many unexpected challenges.

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Children’s is connecting with providers throughout our state to help make families aware of the mental and behavioral health services available to them. We’ve put together a list of providers in each county to help you easily connect with those in your area.

This listing is provided as a community resource for convenience and informational purposes. Listing of a provider or practice does not indicate an endorsement or recommendation of the practice or services by Children’s. Insurance, payment options, and availability listed are subject to change. Confirm the insurance, payment plan and availability (including telemedicine vs. in-person sessions) with the individual practices. Contact your healthcare provider for additional resources or to discuss coverage.