Public health hotline

Call 1-866-PUB-HLTH (1-866-782-4584), then press 3 for information about COVID-19.

Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor.

georgia crisis and access hotline

Call 1-800-715-4225 to reach a free 24/7 helpline providing crisis assistance and access to mental health resources in Georgia.

Disaster Distress Helpline

The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25. Call 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678-678 or click the graphic above to access TrevorChat.


UCLA Free Guided Meditations

Available in English and Spanish.


Recorded in English by UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center's Director of Mindfulness Education, Diana Winston; Spanish versions by Eric Lopez Ph.D.

Free/Reduced Counseling for service industry

If you are an Athens area service industry employee seeking support or mental health services during the COVID-19 crisis, please contact a licensed provider on this list and reference this document as a referral source.


behavioral health

Advantage serves children, adolescents, and families who are dealing with behavioral problems, emotional disorders, and substance abuse.

Advantage is continuing to offer routine outpatient services through telehealth and will be limiting in-person appointments for the foreseeable future. Outpatient centers will remain open for in-person medical and crisis services only.

With a focus on musicians, Nuçi’s Space advocates for and helps to alleviate the suffering for those living with a brain illness. For support, call 706-227-1515 Monday through Friday between 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM, or email Lesley Cobbs at Click the graphic above to find out about their weekday Zoom support groups.

Trans and GNC resources

This space highlights aid and counseling resources to help trans and gender-nonconforming folx through their transitions during the pandemic.