This is a selection of resources that some clients have found helpful. If you have comments or other links I should include here, let me know.
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Georgia Crisis & Access Line (GCAL): 800-715-4225
This free 24-hour service provides crisis intervention, referral, and information if you are in need of immediate assistance.
National Suicide Hotline: 800-273-8255
The national 24-hour confidential suicide prevention hotline.
National Institute on Mental Illness
Get information, support, and resources right away.
Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance
Provides peer support, resources, and education on mood disorders.
This directory of providers also offers comprehensive information on all things related to mental health and treatment.
Hyperbole and a half
Artist Allie Brosh’s comic is one of the most spot-on, hilarious, and heartfelt explanations of depression and anxiety.
Domestic violence & sexual assault
Savannah Safe Shelter: 912-629-8888
Provides safe, confidential support and assistance to survivors of domestic violence, including a 24-hour crisis hotline.
Rape Crisis Center of the Coastal Empire: 912-233-7273
Provides prevention education, resources, support groups, and advocacy to survivors of rape and sexual assault.
Love Is Respect
Information, resources, and support for anyone dealing with a troubling or abusive relationship.
The largest U.S. anti-sexual assault organization, which provides crisis intervention, information, referrals, and support for survivors of violence.
The “digital clinic” for women – schedule video appointments with licensed health care professionals at home or anywhere.
Planned Parenthood Savannah
This office provides pregnancy and STI testing, abortion counseling and services, gynecological exams, and comprehensive health care.
Starland Family Practice
This local practice offers primary care for adolescents and adults with a focus on the LGBTQ+ community.
Midwife Group & Birth Center
The oldest birth center in Georgia offers patient-centered gynecological care, STI screenings, menopause management, prenatal and postpartum care, and birth support.
Feminist Women’s Health Center
This Atlanta-based nonprofit empowers cisgendered women and transgender patients through service, education, and advocacy.
Meditation & self-care
“Everything Is Awful and I’m Not Okay”:
Questions to ask before giving up – a terrific printable resource for basic self-care.
Body scan meditation:
A form of mindfulness meditation, the body scan can be used at any time, and can help bring focus to body tension and reduce symptoms of anxiety and panic.
Free virtual meditation sessions
The Center for Mindful Self-Compassion offers daily live meditation sessions via Zoom for anyone interested in developing a self-compassion-focused meditation practice.
Exercises for self-compassion
Dr. Kristin Neff offers meditation, journaling, and other exercises for cultivating kindness toward ourselves, which has been proven to reduce depression and anxiety.
Dr. Andrew Weil demonstrates a simple and useful exercise for reducing anxiety, stress, depression, and insomnia.
Tara Brach’s RAIN meditation
An easy-to-remember tool for practicing mindfulness and compassion using just four simple steps.
Stop Breathe Think
This app provides easy, accessible guidance through meditation and mindfulness practices to assist in relaxation and compassion
Connect with a supportive community via this app by finding others who share your story or who can provide empathic connection.
Relationships & Family
Where Should We Begin?
An excellent podcast by therapist and writer Esther Perel, focusing on challenges related to intimacy, sexuality, healing, and attachment in couples.
“Separate, connect. Separate, connect.”
A perfect analysis of human relationships through the lens of attachment theory. Should be required reading for not just all parents but also all adults.
Empathy vs. Sympathy
With the help of animator Katy Davis, Dr. Brené Brown explains perfectly why empathy can be so challenging and why it is SO important.
Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person
Alain de Botton writes beautifully on the inevitability of disappointment and loneliness in a long-term committed relationship.
The 36 Questions That Lead to Love
Taken from a study by psychologist Arthur Aron, these questions are intended to facilitate intimacy at any stage of a relationship. Good practice for any couple!
Savannah LGBT Center
The Center works to support and expand Savannah’s growing LGBTQ+ community by offering support groups, medical clinics and free HIV testing, social events, art exhibits, and more.
Stand Out Youth Savannah
A local safe space for LGBTQ+ youth ages 14-23, including weekly support groups, social events, and advocacy.
Provides information, resources, and crisis intervention for LGBTQ+ youth.
This national organization provides support to the LGBTQ+ community and anyone living with HIV/AIDS through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.
It Gets Better
A video project started by Dan Savage to support LGBTQ+ youth struggling with bullying, harassment, discrimination, and mental health issues.