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“There is no health without mental health”

-David Satcher

Photo Credit: Kevin Scene Lewis

"Born from a daring vision, Macon Mental Health Matters emerged as a catalyst, creating boundless access to mental health services in Macon-Bibb County - free from barriers and stigma.


As we embarked on this journey, uncertainty was our compass, and innovation was our flight path. Our remarkable community responded with unmatched enthusiasm, embracing mental health professionals in a liberating light. Our journey expanded as we reached beyond zip codes, opening our doors to every resident, and igniting an indispensable wave of change. With growth came the testament of need - our program is now in demand, a waiting list signaling its impact.


Through dedication, we extend bridges to interim support, easing access to eventual healing. An exhilarating expansion unfolds free yoga under twilight skies, signature mental health pop-up gyms, and serene healing hikes - a monthly tapestry of wellness. For 10 months each year, our commitment stands resolute, a beacon of service. This endeavor, an unparalleled privilege, stands as a testament to community spirit. We extend gratitude to the visionary mayor, the Commission, non-profits, seekers of solace, and champions of change, past and future. Together, we mold a resilient future, sculpted by unity, understanding, and hope."

- Andrea Cooke


February 19, 2021

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Mayor announces Macon Mental Health initiative.

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April 7, 2021

May 14, 2021

June 2021

May 26, 2021

May 8, 2021

Southern Center Choice Theory moves to the Booker T. Center to offer no-cost counseling to the Pleasant Hill community.


Hosted the first Mental Health Pop-Up Gym event.

Hosted the 1st Macon Mental Health Alliance meeting.

Practical mental health events launched.


Collaboration with Macon Violence Prevention hosting Community Violence Forum

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Charting Change: Our Transformative Journey

2021-2022  Report Highlights


Services provided in 8 locations in 4 Zip Codes (31204, 31206, 31210, 31217)


 including 309 calls from other cities

2,192 HOURS 

2,192 hours of direct therapy


41 people trained as Choice Theory therapists

July 23, 2023

May, 2023

Mayor Miller declares May as Mental Health Awareness Month.

Mayor Miller declares July as BIPOC Mental Health Awareness Month

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October 12, 2022

May 2, 2023

March 31, 2023

Partnered with community organizations to support holistic mental health, offering resources for pets and free screenings.


Hosted "On the Table" conversations with Macon Violence Prevention and Mayor Miller on the impact and outcomes of mental health access in relation to violence prevention.

Hosted Lunch and Learn series with community leaders and influencers, providing insights on mental health, therapy benefits, and dispelling stigmas.

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May 6, 2022

Mayor Lester Miller proclaims May as Mental Health Month.


What Now?

Support the Cause

You've glimpsed the transformative journey of Macon Mental Health Matters, and now, the opportunity to join hands in our mission presents itself. When you donate to Macon Mental Health Matters, you're not just offering financial support - you're investing in the future of a community grounded in mental well-being and resilience.

Why Donate?

Your donation becomes a catalyst for change, propelling us forward in our unwavering commitment to foster a more mentally healthy society. Every contribution, no matter the size, fuels our initiatives, enabling us to extend the reach of accessible mental health services, build impactful events, and spread awareness that mental well-being is a shared responsibility.

Together, We Shape Change

By contributing to Macon Mental Health Matters, you become an essential part of a movement that dismantles barriers, empowers individuals, and transforms communities. Your donation reverberates beyond financial support; it echoes as a testament to the power of unity and the belief that change is within our collective grasp.

Join us in shaping a mentally healthier future for all. Together, we bridge the gap, uplift lives, and pave the way for a stronger, more resilient community.

Donate Today and Be the Change

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