Behavioral Health Services & Resources

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Below is a list of services that are available to youth, young adults, and their families through Georgia’s System of Care. 

Click the Learn More button of a service to see which providers support (directly or indirectly) that service. 

Community Support

Peer Support
What is Peer Support? Peer Support refers to individuals who are certified to use their lived experience as a way to support others who may be going through similar challenges.
What is Self-Care? Self-Care is a person-centered way for an individual to take care of themselves, and is an important piece of one’s mental health and overall wellbeing.
Support Groups
What is a Support Group? A Support Group is any group, informal or formal, that meets with the goal of encouraging, supporting, and helping those who may need assistance. Examples of support groups include Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health Chapters, Youth MOVE, etc.

Mental Health

What is Mental Health? Mental Health refers to the state or condition of an individual’s emotional (feelings), psychological (inner thoughts), and social (relationships with others) well-being. A person’s mental health can impact many things in their life, whether it be their feelings throughout the day, how they respond to stress, or even how they interact with friends and family.

Self-Harm & Suicidal Behavior


What is Self-Harm? Self-Harm is when an individual engages in self injurious behavior with the goal of releasing physical or emotional pain. Someone who commits self-harm may not necessarily be exhibiting suicidal behavior.

Suicidal Behavior

What is Suicidal Behavior? Suicidal behavior is when an individual engages in behavior that has the potential to end his or her life.

Substance Misuse

What is Substance Misuse? Substance Misuse is the inappropriate use of drugs and alcohol, and can span from cigarettes and alcoholic drinks to inhalants, prescription medicine, and illegal drugs.

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

What is an Intellectual and Developmental Disability? Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities are disorders that are typically present at birth and can impact an individual’s physical, intellectual, and/or emotional development.

Life Resources

The Georgia SOC offers a range of services and supports related to a youth/young adult’s schooling. These services include assisting young adults as they earn their high school diploma/GED, in school behavioral health programs, among many other resources.
The Georgia SOC offers many supported employment/job seeking services (trainings, internships, part time positions, full time positions, etc.) for youth and young adults who are interested in employment.
The Georgia SOC offers a wide range of support for youth and young adults who may be experiencing homelessness, unstable housing, or other temporary situations (couch-surfing).