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Cobb Collaborative Announces Expansion of Mental Health Resources

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June 1, 2020

COBB COUNTY, GA: The Cobb Collaborative is pleased to announce that, through support from the Jesse Parker Williams Foundation, we are able to expand our Mind Your Mind initiative to bring critically needed mental health education, training sessions, awareness, and resources to our community. 

Support for this kind of programming is needed even more in the days of global crisis -  social isolation can induce anxiety in many individuals, including those who have never had issues with anxiety previously. However, the most vulnerable individuals are those with existing mental health issues, such as depression, as well as older adults living in loneliness and isolation. According to the National Alliance for Mental Illness, 1 in 5 adults in America experience a mental illness. Nearly half of Americans report the coronavirus crisis is harming their mental health, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll

The Mind Your Mind initiative was developed by the Collaborative to raise awareness, promote resiliency, and reduce stigma around the topic of mental health. Developed in collaboration with social workers and psychologists from the Cobb County School District and other community stakeholders, this program will continue to reach Cobb residents through a variety of platforms - including virtual training sessions, workgroups, and educational tools for nonprofit partners to share with their own stakeholders. This program is aligned with the Cobb Collaborative’s unique approach to improving outcomes for children and families - we work to include everyone at the table, and offer support to those organizations serving our county’s most vulnerable populations

All events are open to the community. Follow Cobb Collaborative on Facebook for details.

For more information about the mental health initiative and other work at Cobb Collaborative, contact Executive Director Irene Barton at [email protected].

About Cobb Collaborative: Cobb Collaborative is a membership of nonprofit organizations, local government, businesses, faith-based organizations, educational institutions, professional organizations, associations, and citizens that share ideas, expertise, and resources to meet the needs of Cobb County residents. For more information, visit www.cobbcollaborative.org