The School-Based Mental Health initiative is making therapy accessible to children within the school environment, while the “I am more than…” campaign is increasing awareness of services for mental health within our community.

The Issue

In Georgia, approximately 91,000 children have a serious emotional disorder of which over 85,000 have a mental health need and are not receiving support or treatment.

United Way's Role

United Way funds mental health services, as well as specific programs to provide therapy within the school environment and leads the “I am more than…” campaign to increase mental health awareness.

The Results

Within its first year, the School Based Mental Health program served a reported 154 children and 133 parents in both elementary and middle schools across Clayton, DeKalb, and Fulton counties.