Mental & Behavioral Health

Do you need immediate help?

Text 4 Help is a free anonymous (untraceable) crisis text line that gives struggling AHS students direct access to a licensed clinician 24/7. Student texts AHSRaiders to 1-844-201-9946 and within 3 minutes a clinician will answer by text.

Other Ways to get Help:

Call 911 or a Crisis Hotline that is open 24 hours everyday:

  1. Emergency Room at Hospital for evaluation
  2. Fulton County Department of Mental Health Hotline · 404-730-1600
  3. Georgia Crisis & Access Line · 1-800-715-4225
  4. National Crisis Line · 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)
  5. Suicide Prevention Hotline · 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)

Students Get Involved

Resources for Parents

Substance Abuse Help: View

Online Parent Screening for Child Depression: View

13 Reasons Why Parent information: View

Declining Student Resilience: A Serious Problem for Colleges: View

Recognizing key indicators of human trafficking is the first step in identifying victims and can help save a life. Click here to learn more.

To report suspected human trafficking:


To get help from the National Human Trafficking Hotline:

1-888-373-7888 or text HELP or INFO to BeFree (233733)

How to Talk With Your Kids About the Dangers of Vaping

In response to the increase in vaping among teens and young adults, the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids has created an online guide for parents. The guide describes what vaping is, its appeal to young people, and the health risks associated with vaping. The guide also provides talking points for tough questions that a child may ask. Review the guide for more information.

Health Advisory Electronic Cigarettes Vaping.pdf

Approximately 1 in 3 of all adolescents ages 13 to 18 will experience an anxiety disorder. That's according to the National Institutes of Health. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently released an article addressing the rising anxiety rate in American teens. Check out the article,

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