Getting Mental Health Help in a Crisis

What would you do if your spouse became suicidal in the middle of the night? What if you started having thoughts of suicide? Who would you call if you found your elderly mother disoriented and acting bizarrely one afternoon during a regular visit? How would you help your uncle with a substance use problem that continues to get worse? Knowing what to do in a mental health crisis goes beyond common sense—you must know the resources in your area that you can trust in such tough situations. Our clinical social workers work with individuals in one-on-one or group therapy during normal business hours. Our sessions are scheduled and not usually in response to a crisis. It is our goal to avoid any mental health crises from occurring through ongoing treatment, but we are prepared to connect with crisis teams when needed. Here is a list of the mental health emergency resources in Georgia:

Georgia Crisis and Access Line— A free 24/7 helpline providing mental health crisis assistance and access to mental health resources throughout the state of Georgia

9-1-1-For emergencies in which law enforcement may be called, ask for a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) officer
Dial 9-1-1

Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK or 1-800-SUICIDE

The Friendship Line—A 24/7 hotline/warmline for people 60+ who may be lonely, isolated, grieving, depressed, anxious and/or thinking about death or suicide. Also for caregivers and/or disabled adults of all ages.
1-800 -971- 0016

Crisis Text Line–Reach a trained counselor by text message. Youth and teens are especially welcome.
Text ‘GA’ to 741-741

Veterans Crisis Line–For veterans or people concerned about one.
Phone: 1-800-273-8255 Press 1
Text: 838255
TTY: 1-800-799-4889

If you are in the Metro Atlanta area, many of our psychiatric hospitals are available for walk-in assessments 24/7:
Ridgeview Institute, 3995 S Cobb Dr, Smyrna, GA 30080
Peachford Hospital, 2151 Peachford Rd, Atlanta, GA 30338

Bookmark this information and share with others. It’s important to know who to call when a crisis occurs. If you have questions during business hours, please contact us at (678) 637-7166 or email us anytime at

Caregiver Connections: Listen to Laura’s Interview on AM1160

In February of 2018, our owner and Clinical Director, Laura Jalbert, shared some insights into our practice and the unique aspects of our work with older adults on Caregiver Connection, a radio program on NewsTalk AM1160, with Aysha Cooper. You can hear the interview by clicking the link below. It’s a quick listen and very informative.

Updated February 2019: The radio show is no longer available.

Welcome to the Mindful Transitions’ Blog

Welcome to Mindful Transitions’ page for News, Views and Social Media!

We are glad you are here! Our inspiration for this blog is to provide helpful information and healing resources to support older individuals with mental health needs and those in caregiving roles (either professional or familial roles).   As licensed clinical social workers, we believe that every single human being deserves to have trusted support during challenging seasons of life. We believe that you have the capacity to create a life that feels good to you and that you can make the transition through difficult times feeling whole and at peace. Month after month, we’ll be delving into various mental health and aging topics. Check in on our blog regularly as we share info on mental health, aging, personal growth, and resources in Metro Atlanta. We strive to keep our followers informed of advancements in therapy for older adults, the latest research on best practices for older adults, and changes in mental health and aging resources in Metro Atlanta.

If you are new to Mindful Transitions, please visit our About Us Page to check our awesome team of clinical social workers and our FAQ Page to learn more about our practice. If you are seeking help for yourself or someone you know, please contact us at (678) 637-7166 or email at