There are many resources available to support the mental health of students and employees. Some may be free of charge to certain populations. Please read through the list below to find what works best for your needs. Unless a product or service is affiliated with GCSU or the USG, inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement.
Other resources are available under our Resources section.
GC Mental Health
GC Mental Health provides free counseling and psychiatric services to enrolled students from providers in the community. Call the GC 24/7 Emotional Support Line to speak to a counselor for in the moment support or to be referred for counseling and psychiatric services. Contact GC Mental Health at 833-855-0085 and check out the different services offered on the GC Mental Health main webpage.
Treatment with a Mental Health Professional off Campus
- See your insurance plan website for mental health professionals covered by your plan.
- Employee Assistance Program (844) 243-4440 or EAPhelplink.com (password USGcares; free for GC employees)
- Milledgeville VA Clinic (478) 414-4540 (free for Veterans)
- The Bright House (770) 507 7772; 24 Hour Crisis Line 770 477 2177 (Free counseling, advocacy and SANE examination for survivors of sexual abuse)
Telemental Health with a Mental Health Professional off Campus
- 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)
- Orchid (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.
- 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”
- Togetherall: This free peer support platform provided by the GC Mental Health Initiative is new for fall 2022
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.
- Alcoholics Anonymous: Peer led support groups for substance abuse.
- Narcotics Anonymous: Peer led support groups for substance abuse.
- Al Anon: Peer led support group for the families and friends of substance abusers.
- 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.
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.
- Celebrate Recovery at Freedom Church “is a Christ-centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind.”
- 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
- Therapy Assistance Online (TAO) is a free resource for GC students and employees that provides that provides interactive programs teaching skills for improving mood, communication, sleep. pain management, etc.
- University System of Georgia Wellness free programming for University employees
- HeadSpace teaches mindfulness skills to improve focus, sleep and emotional functioning. Free to GC students.
- SilverCloud assists with stress, coping and more through a self directed iCBT (internet Cognitive Behavioral Treatment) program). Free for GC students
- GC Wellness Hub - wellness articles and access to resources