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2017 Mental Health Day at the Capitol

January 26, 2017

Next Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, is Mental Health Day at the Capitol. Hosted by the Behavioral Health Services Coalition (BHSC), this is an annual event that focuses on educating, supporting and training for mental health. The event is open to anyone who wants to attend. Families and participants will be able to attend an educational seminar on mental health, meet with their legislator and take a tour of the Capitol during the event. Although the event is hosted by the Behavioral Health Services Coalition, the Georgia Parent Support Network (GPSN) works with BHSC to provide marketing and publicity for the event.

The Behavioral Health Services Coalition collaborates with organizations all across the state to educate and distribute information that can have a direct impact on policy-makers and advocates all over. They work to reduce the effects of mental health, identify genetic and inherited characteristics that put people at risk and provide early intervention for first signs of mental health symptoms. The Coalition believes that all Georgia citizens deserve and benefit from high-quality mental health services and treatment, and they believe in mental health for all.

If you’d like to attend the event on Tuesday, you will need to register online ahead of time. On Tuesday, plan to meet at the Freight Depot (65 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Atlanta, GA. 30334) at 8:30 a.m. for registration and breakfast. The educational workshops and networking will start at 9:00 a.m. before meeting with your legislator and touring the Capitol at 11:30 a.m. Remember to bring your ID so you can enter the Capitol building.

The GPSN provides support, education and advocacy for children with mental illness, emotional problems and behavioral issues. It was established in 1989 and is a family-run, non-profit organization.

You can show your support for those suffering with mental health illnesses by using #MH4ALL when you Tweet on Jan. 31, 2017. 

Chelsea Stephens

About the Author

Chelsea Stephens is the Marketing & Training Lead for Digital Services Georgia. A Georgia native herself, Chelsea enjoys writing on topics that citizens and visitors of Georgia can enjoy and learn from. 

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