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'Tis The Season: Understanding Seasonal Depression

by Darrick Brown, MDiv, Mental Health Awareness Coordinator

Each year, about five percent of Americans experience seasonal depression. Also referred to as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), seasonal depression can cause those affected to experience feelings of sadness, low energy, or just not feeling like their regular selves as days become shorter in the winter months, often subsiding in spring when days become longer and warmer. 

Considered just as devastating as clinical depression, seasonal depression can be accented with more issues when accompanied by traumatic events – not only is one depressed, but memories of events or experiences of current events add additional weight to the season...

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Summit Open House

Wednesday, January 18th, 2023

9:00 – 11:00 AM

2750 Old Alabama Rd, Johns Creek

Drop by and learn more about what Summit has to offer in the new year!

Enjoy breakfast while you learn more about our mission and vision of meeting the behavioral health needs of our community by removing common barriers to care through awareness, accessibility, and affordability.

Click below to RSVP. We can’t wait to meet you!


DBT Skills Class: Emotion Regulation

Beginning January 11th and 12th, 2023

@ Summit Main Office & Sugar Hill Locations

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a specialized form of therapy that is designed to help adults, adolescents, and their families cope with dysregulated emotions and behaviors. In Emotion Regulation, we will learn to recognize and name emotions accurately, respond appropriately, and learn the tools to change our emotional responses. Join us for an upcoming class!

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Compassionate Divorce Recovery Group for Christian Women

January 17th - March 21st, 2023

@ Summit Sugar Hill Satellite Location

4600 Nelson Brogdon Blvd, Sugar Hill

Are you a woman struggling with anger, depression, guilt, or shame since your divorce?

Come join Summit’s divorce recovery specialist, Dr. Alice Hoag, for 10 weeks of healing and refreshing. You will work through the Divorce Recovery Workbook from a Christian-faith perspective, learn ways to find soothing and comfort during this difficult time, and harness God’s compassion to start living an abundant life again. You will also learn techniques to help you heal from the wounds of your divorce, enhance your relationship skills, and improve your overall sense of well-being.

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2023 Summit Gala: A Hope Full Experience

Saturday, March 25th, 2023 | 6:00 PM

The Hotel at Avalon

Save the date for our 8th annual Summit Gala: A Hope Full Experience!

Each year, hundreds of community leaders and Summit supporters gather to celebrate and reflect on how far Summit has come over the previous year, share the joy and generosity of our community, and express our continued commitment to supporting mental wellness. We invite you to join us on this night to remember!

Sponsorship opportunities are available and customizable to fit your needs. For more information, contact Rachel Newcomer, Director of Development, at or (770) 605-4504.

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Spring K-12 Student Groups @ Summit

Beginning January 26th, 2023

@ Summit's Main Office

2750 Old Alabama Rd # 200, Johns Creek

As a parent, you want what is best for your child, but it is not always easy to know what type of support they need. Spring groups are a great opportunity for students to work on social and emotional skills, while also building connectedness, communicating with others, and honing social skills in a group setting.

Click below to learn about each upcoming group!

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Take a Free Mental Health Screening!

Behavioral health – which includes mental health, substance use, and more – is a key part of your overall well-being. Brief screenings are the quickest way to determine if you or someone you care about should connect with a behavioral health professional.

Think of these as a checkup from your neck up! This program is completely anonymous and confidential, and immediately following the brief questionnaire you will see your results, recommendations, and key resources.

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