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Atlanta Behavioral Health Advocates (ABHA)

Mission, Vision, and Goal Statement

Atlanta Behavioral Health Advocates (ABHA) is a group of behavioral health professionals in Atlanta, Georgia who engage in social justice advocacy for the behavioral health needs of individuals who experience oppression, discrimination, and barriers to healthcare; and who are disproportionately impacted by social inequities. As a collaborative group embedded in the Atlanta community, we work toward social justice by seeking the perspectives of, and elevating and amplifying the voices of, community members so that their interests and needs are known, respected, and addressed. We are committed to educating the public, fighting prejudice and stigma, and increasing the availability of quality behavioral health resources.

We are a community-informed social justice advocacy group that aims to:

  • Educate individuals and organizations on issues of behavioral health care, stigma, and prejudice, and promote self-care among healthcare professionals and advocates
  • Advocate to community members, leaders, and legislators about how to better meet behavioral health needs and promote wellness
  • Listen to and partner with members of the community to work collaboratively with those who understand their own needs best
  • Provide clinical and consultation services to community members and organizations and help to disseminate existing community resources and support ongoing initiatives and projects