Teen Mental Health





VOX ATL’s mental health coverage and community workshops are funded by the Georgia Department of Behavior Health and Developmental Disabilities. (DBHDD). Views expressed in this material are the work of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the GA DBHDD.

See VOX ATL’s teen-created mental health content HERE.

If you or someone you know needs help, please call or text one of these resources!

Georgia Crisis & Access Line (GCAL) – 1-800-715-4225, available 24/7

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-TALK (8255) also offers 24/7 connection with a trained counselor at a local crisis center, or Text “START” to 741-741

The Trevor Project – suicide prevention hotline for LGTBQ youth ages 13-24, Text “Trevor” to 202-304-1200 Thurs.-Fri. (4-8 p.m.) or call (866) 488-7386 – 24/7

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With virtual learning becoming the norm, it's important that teens take time out to tend to their mental health. There are a ton of accessible mental health resources out there, and here are some of our favorites! Swipe left to see. #freeyourfeels @georgiavoices ——— 1. Therapy for Black Girls: Dr. Joy Harden Bradford made therapy accessible with her Podcast Therapy for Black Girls. She talks about everything mental health related and uses pop culture to illustrate psychological concepts. Her work can be found on all major streaming platforms. @therapyforblackgirls ——— 2. YR Media: YR Media or Youth Radio is network of young journalists and artists who create impactful content, icluding content about youth mental health! Their work can be found on yr.media/ and @yr.media. ——— 3. Young Women's Health: Young Women's Health is an organization that prioritizes the physical, mental, and emotional health of youth that identify as women. They have content ranging from coping mechanisms to gender identity. They can be found at youngwomenshealth.org ——- 4.Young Men's Health: Young Men's Health is an organization that understands the importance of good emotional health in male youth and gives advice on an array of topics from healthy relationships with food to coping with depressive thoughts. They can be found at youngmenshealthsite.org ———— If you or someone you know needs immediate help, please call Georgia Crisis & Access Line (GCAL) – 1-800-715-4225, available 24/7 or download GCAL app for texting. Curated by @cosmic.cayla

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