There are many resources available; some of them are free of charge and others are not. Please read through the list below to find what works best for your needs. The majority of the resources on this list are not related to GCSU.
Other resources are available under our Resources section.
Treatment with a Mental Health Professional off Campus
Telemental Health with a Mental Health Professional off Campus
- Optum Support Line - To support students who may be experiencing anxiety or stress following the recent developments around COVID-19, United Healthcare Student Resources is offering an Emotional-Support Help Line, through Optum, providing access to specially trained mental health specialists. Optum’s toll-free help line number, 866-342-6892, will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for as long as necessary. The service is free of charge to all students.
- Student Assistance Plan (free for members of the United Health student insurance plan)
- Employee Assistance Program 844-243-4440 or EAPhelplink.com (password USGcares; free for GC employees)
- See your insurance plan website for tele-mental health or tele-behavioral health services (typically fee based)
- Meta App (insurance billed or fee based service; specializes in counseling for college students)
- Better Help (fee based service)
- Talk Space (fee based service)
- TherapyTribe you can find several free health and wellness services provided to the community at large and mental health related resources.
Peer Support Programs, Clubs, Groups and Organizations
These sources of peer support are not mental health treatment and are not led by licensed mental health professionals. These peer supports are not intended to replace mental health treatment but are a source of support for managing stress and promoting wellness. Except where indicated, the following peer support programs, clubs and groups do not charge participants.
- Campus Based/Student Led organizations for the promotion and support of well-being and mental health. These sources of peer support are not mental health treatment and are not led by mental health professionals.
- Active Minds is a student led organization “dedicated to raising mental health awareness among college students, on the peer level”.
- To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA) is a student led organization “dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide”
- Veterans Crisis Line: Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves.
Community Based, Peer Led Organizations for the Promotion and Support of Mental Health
These sources of peer support are not mental health treatment and are not led by mental health professionals.
Faith Based Support
These sources of support are not mental health treatment and are not led by mental health professionals.
- Stephen’s Ministry, is a program of the United Methodist Church that provides lay support for those coping with stressful situations. In the Milledgeville area, the Stephen’s Ministry is offered through the First United Methodist Church.
- Fresh Hope, provides faith based, online support groups for individuals and families of those with a mental health diagnosis.
- Grief Share, is a faith based, structured program to assist individuals struggling with the death of someone in their lives. The program is offered in at least three Milledgeville churches program (First Baptist Church of Milledgeville, Victory Baptist Church and Lake Oconee Presbyterian Church) at a cost of $15-20 for the 13 week course.
- Care Ministry - The website of Northridge Christian Church specifies that the church offers a care ministry that pairs individuals with a “life-experience mentor who is willing to walk with you along the journey, providing care, comfort and guidance”.
- Celebrate Recovery at Freedom Church “is a Christ-centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind. Celebrate Recovery is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our life.”
- Jami, Kooth Student offers online mental health services for the Jewish community.
- Institute for Muslim Mental Health offers educational, wellness, and mental health resources for the Muslim community.
- Fresh Hope for Mental Health Online Support Group Meetings is Fresh Hope is a network of Christian mental health support groups for those who have a mental health diagnosis along with their loved ones.
Theses sources of support are not mental health treatment and are not led by mental heath professionals