Mental Health Resources

Click HERE for a full list of outside service providers of the Columbia County School District



Georgia Crisis and Access Line 

A 24-7 helpline providing mental health crisis assistance and access to mental health resources throughout the state of Georgia. 

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For emergencies in which law enforcement may be called. For non-emergencies, the Columbia County Sheriff's Office can be reached at 706-541-2800. 


Child Abuse and Neglect

Reports of child abuse and neglect can be made to
1-855-GA CHILD (1-855-422-4453):

The Department of Human Services Division of Family and Children Services’ (DFCS) Child Protective Services (CPS) After-Hours Call Center was established to ensure reports of abuse/neglect are received, accessed and handled timely and efficiently during the times that local DFCS offices are closed. The CPS After-Hours Call Center is currently ONLY for reporting child abuse/neglect during the times that local DFCS offices are closed, but will eventually move towards a statewide CPS Call Center that is operational 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.


24/7 Crisis Text Line 

Reach a trained counselor by text message. Youth and teens are especially welcome.  

24/7 Crisis Text Line


Suicide Prevention Lifeline

 The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
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Disaster Distress Helpline

1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.
Spanish Speakers: Call 1-800-985-5990 and press "2" or text Hablanos to 66746


The Disaster Distress Helpline is 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. They help people dealing with stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms (all common reactions after/during a disaster). They are responding to calls and providing crisis support related to fears and stress over the current coronavirus outbreak. 

SAMHSA (The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) has a Disaster Distress Helpline.

 Disaster Distress Helpline


Formerly called "guidance counselors," today's school counselors are vital members of the education team. They help all students in the areas of academic achievement, career development and social/emotional development, ensuring today's students become the productive, well-adjusted adults of tomorrow. Click here to contact a local school counselor.
School Social Workers are pupil services professionals who hold a master’s degree in social work and who have school social work certification in training and experience specific to working in schools and/or with children. This training includes special education law, school law, and systems theory. They understand how the various systems work together such as education, juvenile justice, family/children's health, mental health, and child protective services.
Our trained School Social Workers are here for our students and their families during the school shutdown. They are working hard just like teachers to stay connected with students to ensure their wellness while they are out of school.