Self-Harm Awareness • Staff Spotlight • Grant Award • Upcoming & Ongoing
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Mental Health Moment
March Is Self-Harm Awareness Month
Like many people across our Metro-Atlanta community, we at Care and Counseling Center of Georgia are eagerly awaiting the arrival of spring. In addition to being a time of change and growth within our surroundings, March is also recognized as National Self-Harm Awareness Month. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) defines self-harm as “any time someone deliberately hurts (him/her)self.” Many people who engage in this behavior refer to it as “cutting,” but it may also involve other methods of injury. Self-harm is often performed in secret as a means of coping with stress, and is especially common among teens and young adults. Fortunately, many people who struggle with this behavior improve or even recover through participation in therapy. CCCG proudly offers a variety of services to support individuals in addressing self-harm.

Click here to learn more about why self-harm happens and how it can be treated. If you or someone you care about are struggling with self-harm please reach out to CCCG for support at 404-636-1457. We are here to help!
Staff Spotlight
Brook Taddese
Brook Taddese
CCCG is proud to welcome Brook Taddese to our administrative staff. Brook will be supporting CCCG’s work through his dual role as the newest member of our reception team and as an administrator for our Clinical Pastoral Education program.

Brook enjoys helping new clients with the intake process and assisting all clients with any questions they have. His favorite part of the job is helping people. He believes that when someone needs support “the best thing they can to do is ask for help.” Brook feels incredibly lucky to be a part of our clients’ healing process through his work here and we are thrilled to welcome him to the CCCG family!
In Development
Georgia Baptist Health Care Ministry Grant Award
Georgia Baptist Health Care Ministry Grant Award
Last month, Care and Counseling Center of Georgia was awarded a grant of $68,000 from the Georgia Baptist Health Care Ministry Foundation to assist in our continued efforts to provide direct mental health care services to the community. For more than 100 years, the foundation has offered a ministry of healing to those in need. Providing grant funds to nonprofit health care providers fulfills their mission of service through local organizations.

CCCG’s Faith Community and Outreach Coordinator, Tom Van Laningham (pictured, center) attended the Georgia Baptist Health Care Ministry Foundation’s 14th Annual Grant Award Luncheon held on Thursday, February 7th to receive and celebrate this generous award.
Ongoing & Upcoming
Identify strength and growth areas; strengthen communication skills; resolve conflicts and reduce stress; and establish personal, couple and family goals. Next sessions are April 10 & 17.
First Friday of every month, January to June. Registration & refreshments: 8:30 am; workshop 9:00 am–12:15 pm.
Journey through healing from childhood sexual abuse. For women 18 and over who experienced sexual abuse/rape as a child or adolescent. Mondays, 6:00-7:30 pm. $25/session.
A Buddhist path to recovering from addiction. Mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness, and generosity to heal the pain and suffering of addiction. Saturdays at 10 am— FREE! (donations accepted).
every Thursday from 6–7 pm, $25/session. Do you use unhealthy coping to get through life? Abuse substances? Punish yourself? Struggle with the daily stressors in your life? Then this group is for you!
Support Groups
Eating Disorder Support Group : Every Thursday from 7-8 pm. FREE!

SMART Recovery ® Group : Every Wednesday from 7-7:45 pm. FREE!

Weekly Grief Support Group at Oak Grove UMC : For individuals who have experienced loss and are looking for a community of support. Tuesdays 6:30–7:30 pm. FREE!

Monthly Grief Support Group in Decatur with Gayle Benator : FREE! Meets the last Thursday of every month at 6 pm and is sponsored by A.S. Turner & Sons Funeral Home. It is open to the community and free of charge to participants.

Pet Loss Support Group : Every Monday, 6:30–7:30 p.m. FREE! Grieving the loss of a companion animal? Struggling with end-of-life decisions? Here you will find a non-judgmental, supportive setting where feelings of uncertainty, loss, and grief can be shared and healing can take place.
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Care and Counseling Center of Georgia (CCCG) has been bringing healing and hope to the communities of Georgia for more than 55 years. Please help keep us providing high quality affordable behavioral health services; caring support for children, adults, and families; and counseling and chaplaincy training.