October 2019
PLAN of Georgia is proud to have served metro Atlanta for more than 25 years. We help adults with severe mental illness with care management, companionship, help with daily living, emotional support, medication monitoring, legal aid,  transportation and more. Our licensed staff has more than 50 years of experience and we help our clients prepare life plans, apply for public benefits and entitlements (Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, etc.), construct estate plans that preserve a person’s eligibility for benefits, assist in finding housing and advocates for them. Clients and their concerned family members gain peace of mind, knowing that someone is there to assist with a full range of disability related issues.
Today is World Mental Health Day, a day for us to unite in our efforts to improve the mental health of people around the world. The theme this year is suicide prevention. Every 40 seconds, someone loses their life to suicide. We challenge you to take 40 seconds of action this World Mental Health Day to help raise awareness and prevent suicide. Click the button and see page two for several 40 second ideas you can do today.
40 Seconds of Action

Six Myths and Facts about Mental Illness
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The stigma associated with mental illness is now called “sanism.” Just like racism or sexism, it is a form of oppression and discrimination. And there is a lot of sanism and misinformation surrounding mental illness still present within our society.  It’s up to us, the mental health community, to educate others and set the record straight.
Here are some of the common misconceptions people make and what you need to know.
Myth: Having a mental illness means you are “crazy.”
Fact: It's plain and simple, having a mental illness does not mean you are “crazy.” It means you are vulnerable. It means you have an illness with challenging symptoms — the same as someone with an illness like diabetes. While mental illness might alter your thinking, destabilize your moods or skew your perception of reality, that doesn’t mean you are “crazy.” It means you are human and are susceptible to sickness and illness, the same as any other person.  
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NAMI Northside Mental Health Fair a Success!

Thanks for those of you who joined us at the recent NAMI Northside Mental Health Fair. if you know someone struggling with mental health issues, PLAN of Georgia has been providing peace of mind to families with adults with mental illness or developmental disabilities. We assist individuals 18 years of age and older and help provide medical, financial and social stability. PLAN works with the existing service providers to provide excellent care for your loved one. We also help assist clients in finding quality housing, obtaining public benefits, such as Social Security, Medicaid, food stamps, reduced fare transportation, and more.  If you, or someone you know needs help, call us at 404.634.0094 or make an appointment at the link below.
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Mark your calendars for the next GAgives on #GivingTuesday – December 3, 2019. By making a donation to PLAN of Georgia as part of your year end giving, you are helping to provide support to people living with mental illness. A donation of just $90 will provide a low-income person in need access to PLAN of Georgia services. Or, don't wait and click below to donate today.
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