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MENTAL HEALH MATTERS
 
Healing Open Wounds Foundation is committed to providing quality services and solutions to the mentally challenged in underserved communities.

About

Our Vision

Healing Open Wounds Foundation’s vision is  to ultimately improve the mental health care provided to under privileged members in our “community” and beyond (local, state, regional/national, including veteran) by way of acquiring the assistance of well-rounded and clinically exceptional psychiatrists and psychologists. In doing so we seek to enhance the development and well-being of the adults and the adolescents in and outside of the household who will be directly affected by the results of these exceptional mental health services. Therefore, enacting a positive change in the behaviors of the individuals in our community, so they can better prepare to become the productive individuals they strive to be.

Our Mission

Healing Open Wounds Foundation’s operates in the context of a solution to an ongoing, ever increasing unresolved disparity in quality mental health treatment in disadvantaged communities. Despite the growing needs for quality mental health services amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic . The health care system in Georgia ranks as the second worst in the country

Healing Open Wounds is inspired by:

H.Con.Res.134 – Expressing the sense of the Congress that there should be established a Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month to enhance public awareness of mental illness, especially within minority communities.

Expressing the sense of the Congress that there should be established a Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month to enhance public awareness of mental illness, especially within minority communities. Whereas mental illness is one of the leading causes of disabilities in the United States, affecting one out of every four families in America and victimizing both those with the illness and those who care for and love those afflicted; Whereas according to the National Alliance for Mentally Ill (NAMI), the direct and indirect costs to the workplace resulting from mental illness total over $34,000,000 annually;

The uninsured rate in Georgia is the third highest in the nation, with 13.4% of adult residents lacking health insurance. In addition, Georgia ranks among the states with the fewest number of health professionals per capita at 145 mental health providers per 100,000 residents (fifth lowest), and 66 primary care doctors per 100,000 residents (10th lowest).

We are amid an COVID-19 pandemic, Burnout and depression are well-known risks, yet funding for Georgia mental health services is facing dramatic cuts in the 2021 state budget. Current levels are unacceptably low, and further reduction will mean hardship for thousands of Georgians affected by mental illness and their families. Our service can make a difference in helping  the mentally challenged in our community. We hope to accomplish this through providing mental health treatment, mentoring, educational opportunities both within and outside our institution, and in an environment that promotes inclusivity and personal well-being.

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Services

Acquiring the services you need may not be a easy task when your combating a mental health disorder.  Healing Open Wounds Foundation has compiled a list of services to assist in you getting closer to a balanced mental health status.  

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Find Help

Find Help

If you find it difficult maintaining your mental health, you may need to get help to make it better. There are a wide range of treatments and support available. However, the reality is they can sometimes be hard to find or pay for. Healing Open Wounds Foundation is  here to help.

Professional Support

Professional Support

Getting the professional support to assess and diagnosis your needs in a time of crisis or discomfort is vital to your mental health well being.  Weather it’s talk therapy, live or virtual, psychology or psychiatric care you require.

 Resources

Resources

Knowing where to get help, and what path to take to access the help you need can be a difficult endeavor?  Healing Open Wounds is here to  guide you in the right direction, connecting you to the mental health resources you need.

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Mental Health Resources for African American Communities

Overall, mental health conditions occur in Black and African American (B/AA) people in America at about the same or less frequency than in White Americans. However, the historical Black and African American experience in America has and continues to be characterized by trauma and violence more often than for their White counterparts and impacts emotional and mental health of both youth and adults. 

  • Black Emotional and Mental Health (BEAM): BEAM is a training, movement building and grant making organization dedicated to the healing, wellness, and liberation of Black communities. BEAM envisions a world where there are no barriers to Black Healing. 
    • Toolkits & Education: graphics on accountability, self-control, and emotional awareness; journal prompts; articles on Black mental health
    • Videos: trainings and webinars, recorded and available for free
  • The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation: changing the perception of mental illness in the African-American community by encouraging people to get the help they need; focuses on stigma/self-stigma reduction and building trust between Black people and the mental health field.
    • Resource Guide:directory of mental health providers and programs that serve the Black community; includes therapists, support groups, etc, but also digital content, faith-based programs, educational programs, etc
  • Therapy for Black Girls: online space encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls; referral tool to find a therapist in your area
    • Therapist Directory: find trusted therapists that can help you navigate being a strong, Black woman; can search for in-office therapist by your location or virtual therapist.
  • The Loveland Foundation: financial assistance to Black women & girls seeking therapy
  • Therapy for Black Men: primarily a therapist directory for Black men seeking therapy; includes some resources and stories.
  • Ebony’s My Therapy Cards: self-exploration card deck created by a Black female psychologist for other women of color; created with the intention of helping other women of color grow and elevate in the areas of emotional and mental health.
  • Innopsych: InnoPsych’s mission is to bring healing to communities of color by changing the face and feel of therapy. They strive to make therapists of color more visible in the community by creating a path to wellness-themed business ownership; to make it faster (and easier) for people of color to match with a therapist of color; and to create a major shift in how communities of color (or POCs) view therapy.
  • Safe Black Space: Safe Black Space is the umbrella under which various services are offered to address people of African ancestry’s individual and community reactions to cultural and racial trauma.
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Donate 

Your gift means we can bring hope to the 1 in 5 Americans living with a mental health condition. For a small donation you can helps us screen someone for a mental health condition before a point of crisis. Together we are fighting smarter, better, and harder than we ever have before. Without your donations those in need would not have the opportunity to seek the help they need. Thank you for your support.

 
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Our Partners

Healing Open Wounds Foundation is a proud  partner with Toys-For-Tots this year.  Together we will bring joy thousands of children, who may not otherwise have that special toy that they will remember for the rest of their life.  We will be distributing of 5000 toys this year and we can’t be more elated to have been given this amazing opportunity.

We’re also partners with CARS(Charitable Adult Rides & Services) they have teamed up with Kelley Blue Book to offer you a new way to repurpose your unwanted vehicle. The CARS full-service Vehicle Donation Program allows enables you to donate your vehicle to Healing Open Wounds Foundation worry free and to  receive a tax donation.  Please consider donating your unused vehicle to Healing Open Wounds Foundation toady.  Just click the link below to get started.

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