Georgia Launches New App for Mental Health Counseling
By Greg Bluestein, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
State health officials launched a new mobile app Thursday that offers free and confidential access to people suffering from mental illness, substance abuse and other issues.
The My GCAL app, which works on Apple and Android phones, caters to younger Georgians who are more comfortable sending texts than picking up the phone.
It’s run by the Georgia Crisis and Access Line, which has long operated a full-time hotline for people in need of mental health treatment. But officials worry that they’re missing some Georgians, particularly those under 25, who would rather chat online.
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