Imagine a city where every person who needs mental health services can have the best care possible!
In this place, there are no financial restraints and everyone who enters feels they are worthy of the care they will receive.
A Mental Health Clinic at no cost to the individual with a focus on service and that is what we at the Southern Center for Choice Theory call, Teranga!
Focus on the CHILD
Focus on the FAMILY
Focus on the CAREGIVER
Focus on the SYSTEM
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Practical Mental Health
What is Macon Mental Health Matters
According to Mental Health America,
Georgia is number 51 for access to mental health care in America. This program addresses the access issue in our state and it will firmly place Macon as a leader in addressing this issue.
Inability to pay for this care should not be a barrier to obtaining access to care.
The Macon Mental Health Matters (MMHM) initiative services include mental health counseling for both individuals and families, financial counseling, conflict resolution, non-traditional mental health activities (yoga, pop-up gyms, training, parenting/IECMH, etc.) and these services are offered in the community at no cost to the client, increasing the opportunity for access to care.
This program incorporates a holistic approach for reducing recidivism, resolving conflict without using violence, and increasing access to mental health care within the Macon-Bibb County area.
This program also serve to raise awareness, and inform the people within the community about therapy in general. This will lead to destigmatizing mental health as well as increasing access to mental health care.
Our vision is to move the needle leading to destigmatizing mental health as well as increasing access to mental health care.
Explore avenues to create pathways for no cost counseling.
Create access to mental health for historically marginalized Black and Brown individuals.
Create impact by continuously working towards a more healthy community that is less violent and less impoverished.
Build a network of culturally competent mental health resources.
all through an equitable, culturally competent, and preventative lens.
We are assisting in the creation of more mentally healthy, resilient communities through: