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Emotional/Mental Health Support Resources

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Act2Change Therapy & Wellness Center

https://www.act2changetherapy.com/

2801 Buford Highway NE, Suite 510 , Atlanta, GA 30329

404.565.4616

At Act2Change, we specialize in providing therapeutic services to individuals (18+) presenting with a wide range of concerns. We pride ourselves on offering support to clients from all walks of life, including members of the LGBTQQIAAP+, BIPOC, and immigrant communities. Abby Culin's practice centers on recognizing our automatic reactions and moving toward growth. Through this lens, she assist clients who present with anxiety, depression, traumatic reactions or trauma histories, low self-worth, identity questions, life transitions, family and relationship issues, or just plain “feeling stuck.”

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Along Comes Hope

https://alongcomeshope.com/

805-322-1423

Along Comes Hope® is a 501(C)3 nonprofit helping families by providing support for children with cancer to inspire HOPE and healing by keeping families together, when it matters the most. We also provide support through financial assistance with travel for treatment, creative emotional support programs and advocacy to promote policy changes, awareness and education.

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American Society of Clinical Oncology - Cancer.Net

http://www.cancer.net

Expertise and resources of ASCO to people living with cancer and those who care for and care about them.

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Be The Match

https://bethematch.org/patients-and-families/support-for-you-and-your-family/

For the thousands of people diagnosed every year with life-threatening blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, a cure exists. Over the past 30 years Be The Match, operated by the National Marrow Donor Program, has managed the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world. We work every day to save lives through transplant. We are here to help you get reliable, easy-to-read information from diagnosis through recovery. Call or email us for confidential, one-on-one support from caring experts. We'll listen and help you find answers. All of our programs and resources are free.

All CancersEmotional/Mental Health SupportNational Foundation and NonprofitSupport GroupsSurvivorship
Cancer Care

http://www.cancercare.org

National organization providing free, professional support services and information to help people manage the emotional, practical and financial challenges of cancer.

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Cancer Hope Network

http://cancerhopenetwork.org/

2 North Rd Ste A, Chester, NJ 07930

877-HOPENET

The Cancer Hope Network provides free one-on-one confidential support to all people (patients, family or friends) impacted by cancer, along the entire continuum from diagnosis through survivorship.

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Cancer Navigators of Rome

https://cancernavigatorsga.org/

3 Central Plaza #415 , Rome, GA 30161

(706) 509-5040

Cancer Navigators is a community-based 501 (c)3 non-profit organization funded by donations from citizens and businesses of Northwest Georgia, and by grants from private and public organizations. It has the endorsement and support of Harbin Clinic, Floyd Medical Center and the Northwest Georgia Regional Cancer Coalition. Cancer Navigators partners with many organizations including the American Cancer Society to provide resources and educational materials.

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Cancer Support Community: A Global Network of Education and Hope

https://www.cscatlanta.org/

1100 JOHNSON FERRY RD., NE BLDG 2, STE LL90, Atlanta, GA 30342

404.843.1880

Cancer Support Community Atlanta is the local chapter of the world’s largest nonprofit provider of psychosocial oncology programs. Our mission is simple: help people affected by cancer enhance their health and well-being by providing free programs of support, education, and hope. CSC Atlanta provides a variety of programs and classes to help support survivors and their loved ones during and after treatment. There is something for everyone at Cancer Support Community Atlanta – a cooking demonstration, an educational seminar, a stress reduction class, or a support group.

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CDC's "Talk to Someone" Simulation

https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/survivors/life-after-cancer/talk-to-someone-simulation.htm

Staying healthy after cancer treatment can be challenging. Linda, a cancer survivor, gives advice on four different topics. You can choose different options to get answers to your questions about making healthy choices.

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Champions Can! Foundation for Cancer Wellness, Inc.

https://www.championscanfoundation.org

706-631-1030

Champions Can! Foundation for Cancer Wellness, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that advocates for cancer survivorship by striving to provide services to unite, support, and educate individuals before during, and after their course of cancer treatment with the goal of promoting cancer survivorship and improving quality of life, regardless of the cancer diagnosis.

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City of Hope

https://www.cityofhope.org/homepage

800-826-4673

City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, making it a national leader in advancing research and treatment protocols.

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Colon Cancer Alliance

http://www.ccalliance.org

1025 Vermont Ave NW Suite 1066 , Washington, DC 20005

877-422-2030

The Colorectal Cancer Alliance's mission is to empower a nation of allies who work with us to provide support for patients and families, caregivers, and survivors; to raise awareness of preventive measures; and inspire efforts to fund critical research.

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Emotional Wellness Checklist

https://d15yi9gnq6oxdl.cloudfront.net/assets/images/content/NIH%20emotional-wellness-checklist.pdf

Emotional wellness is the ability to successfully handle life’s stresses and adapt to change and difficult times. Attached are tips for improving your emotional health.

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IMPACT Melonoma

http://www.impactmelanoma.org

490 Virginia Road , Concord, MA 1742

800-557-6352

IMPACT Melanoma provides education, prevention, and support for the most serious form of skin cancer. We are a national non-profit organization dedicated to working to reduce the incidence of melanoma. Committed to skin cancer prevention and early detection, we provide a variety of award-winning programs which aim to raise awareness and educate the public about skin cancer, as well as support services for those struggling with the disease and caregivers.

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Jasper

https://www.hellojasper.com/

9295523904

Jasper helps you organize your schedule, lists, and needs for your cancer care—all in one place.

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Jay's HOPE 4 Kids With Cancer

http://www.jayshope.org

1157 B Forsyth St , Macon, GA 31201

The mission of Jay's HOPE is to improve the quality of life of children with cancer and their families in Georgia by extending HOPE through emotional, spiritual, social, educational and financial support. The Fund offers meals, gas cards, and temporary lodging assistance to families who are receiving cancer treatment more than 50 miles away from their home, primarily concentrating on families at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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Living Beyond Breast Cancer

https://www.lbbc.org

40 Monument Road, Suite 104 , Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

855-807-6386

The mission of Living Beyond Breast Cancer is to connect people with trusted breast cancer information and a community of support.

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Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support

https://www.piedmont.org/locations/piedmont-athens/loran-smith-cancer-center

1199 Prince Ave. , Athens, GA 30606

706-475-4900

At the Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support, we recognize the need to support and treat the patient and family – not just the disease. Because cancer treatment involves more than medical care, free services and programs such as yoga, tai chi, nutrition classes, expressive art classes, complementary therapies (oncology massage, Healing Touch, and Reiki), and counseling are also available to anyone affected by cancer at any phase in his or her journey, regardless of whether or not they are a Piedmont patient.

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Lung Cancer Alliance

http://www.lungcanceralliance.org/

800-298-2436

Founded by patients and survivors, GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer, transforms survivorship as the world’s leading organization dedicated to saving, extending, and improving the lives of those vulnerable, at risk, and diagnosed with lung cancer. We work to change the reality of living with lung cancer by ending stigma, increasing public and private research funding, and ensuring access to care.

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Lymphoma Research Foundation

http://www.lymphoma.org

88 Pine Street, Suite 2400 , New York, NY 10005

212-349-2910

The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) offers a wide range of support services, educational programs and free publications for people with lymphoma and their loved ones.  Whether you are newly diagnosed, want detailed information about lymphoma, are looking for ongoing support, or seeking help with long-term survivorship, LRF is here to help.

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Mesothelioma Information and Resource Group

http://www.mirg.org

888-708-5660

We’re a small team of healthcare professionals, patient advocates, and communication specialists who have one goal: to lead the way in supporting and encouraging mesothelioma patients and their families.

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Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation

http://www.multiplemyeloma.org

383 Main Avenue, 5th Floor , Norwalk, CT 06851

203-229-0464

The mission of MMRF is to find a cure for all multiple myeloma patients by relentlessly pursuing innovations that accelerate the development of precision treatments for cancer.

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National Cancer Institute

http://www.cancer.gov

National Cancer Institute's comprehensive information about cancer prevention and screening, diagnosis and treatment, research across the cancer spectrum, clinical trials, and news

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Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

http://www.pancan.org

1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200 , Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

310-725-0025

Founded in 1999, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) is dedicated to fighting the world’s toughest cancer. In our urgent mission to save lives, we attack pancreatic cancer on all fronts: research, clinical initiatives, patient services and advocacy. Our effort is amplified by a nationwide network of grassroots support. We are determined to accelerate progress and improve patient outcomes.

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Podcast: #188: Reducing Mental Health Stigma For Cancer Survivors

https://www.ruhglobal.com/188-reducing-mental-health-stigma-for-cancer-survivors/

Rebecca Palpant Shimkets, former Sr. Associate Director for the Carter Center, returns to the program to discuss the work that she is doing around reducing the stigma of mental illness particularly for cancer survivors, and addresses myths and misconceptions about cancer survivorship. Discover some of the unique challenges that cancer survivors face when it comes to mental health, and why additional support is needed for survivors after they have completed cancer treatments.

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Sarcoma Alliance

https://sarcomaalliance.org/

775 E. Blithedale Ave #334, Mill Valley, CA 94941

415-381-7236

The Sarcoma Alliance strives to improve the lives of people affected by sarcoma through accurate diagnosis, improved access to care, guidance, education, and support.

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Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer

http://www.spohnc.org

Raising awareness and meeting the needs of oral and head and neck cancer patients

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Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

http://www.komen.org

Save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer

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The Center for Mind-Body Medicine

https://cmbm.org

5225 Connecticut Ave NW Suite 1414, Washington, DC 20015

202.966.7338

The Center for Mind-Body Medicine, the world’s leader in successfully addressing population-wide psychological trauma, was founded in 1991 by James S. Gordon, MD, a former National Institute of Mental Health researcher.

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The Edel Caregiver Institute at Hospice Savannah

https://www.hospicesavannah.org/

1352 Eisenhower Drive , Savannah, GA 31406

912.355.2289

The mission of the Edel Caregiver Institute is to support you, the caregiver, as you support your loved one. No matter the diagnosis or stage of the diagnosis, we are here to offer help with finding resources and provide emotional support throughout your caregiving journey. Our support groups and individual consultations are designed to assist with your unique caregiving needs and concerns. There is no charge to be a part of our open groups offering opportunities to share and be heard, as well as to listen and support. Perhaps you’re not comfortable sharing in a group? We also offer individual consultations at no charge. If you have a concern about your loved one’s dementia behaviors, are looking for assistance finding resources, or would just appreciate a private session with a caregiver consultant we would be honored to walk with you through your caregiver journey.

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The Learning to Live Log

This Log is created and written by Rebecca Palpant Shimkets, a two-time cancer survivor with an over two-decade career in mental health specializing in media depictions of mental illnesses and building programs in the domestic U.S. and internationally. The LLL is a bi-weekly email for colleagues and friends and new readers that explores mental health and post-treatment cancer survivorship.

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The LiveSTRONG Foundation

http://www.livestrong.org

Resources and support for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers

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The Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support

https://www.piedmont.org/locations/piedmont-athens/loran-smith-cancer-center

1199 Prince Avenue , Athens, GA 30606

706-475-7000

provides volunteer cancer survivors and professional staff members who offer insight and compassion to others on their cancer journey. The center offers information, education and emotional and spiritual support to cancer patients and their families in North Georgia. It serves as a resource for patients before, during and after cancer treatment by providing support groups, individual and family counseling and an educational resource library. Workshops, seminars, and individual classes are offered that address physical side effects of cancer treatment, psychosocial issues, spiritual concerns, complementary therapies and grief issues related to the death of a loved one. Endowed by the Athens Regional Foundation, all of the Center's services are available free of charge.

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The Recovery Village: Teletherapy for Addiction and Mental Health

https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/treatment-program/online-counseling/telehealth-app/

633 Umatilla Blvd. , Umatilla, FL 32784

877.799.5972

The Recovery Village is an organization with locations across the country, dedicated to providing treatment to those struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders. In order to continue to assist those in recovery and decrease the spread of COVID-19, our team has launched a Teletherapy Program. Those is need now have access to one-on-one counseling, group therapy, and various online services virtually with a licensed professional, improving their chances of a successful recovery.

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The Widowed Parent

https://widowedparent.org/

Campus Box 7295 , Chapel Hill, NC 27599

The Widowed Parent project is committed to supporting widowed mothers and fathers with children in the home.

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TherapyDen

https://www.therapyden.com/therapists/us/ga/atlanta/cancer

A cancer diagnosis can be devastating and often brings up feelings of depression, grief, fear, sadness or anger. Navigating treatment options can be overwhelming and exhausting. Even in remission, cancer can cause lingering trauma, anxiety and depression. According to the NCBI, cancer survivors are twice as likely to suffer from mental health issues as adults who have never had cancer. Whether you are struggling to accept a recent diagnosis or trying to figure out what your life looks like post-cancer, a mental health expert can help. Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s cancer specialists today. Fees may apply.

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Tigerlily Foundation

https://www.tigerlilyfoundation.org/

42020 Village Center Plaza Suite 120-156, Stone Ridge, VA 20105

888-580-6253

Tigerlily Foundation is here to support young women (age 15 – 45) before, during and after breast cancer. Our outreach is focused on the breast cancer community as a whole. This community consists of family, friends, health advocates, physicians, researchers and more. We reach diverse communities, ethnic groups and those who are underserved. From living rooms to classrooms, from board rooms to Capitol Hill, we are there, making a difference.

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United in Pink

http://unitedinpink.org/

1515 Bass Rd Suite H, Macon, GA 31201

(478) 254-5247

United in Pink's mission is to focus on survivorship and quality of life for families affected by a breast cancer diagnosis. It provides unique services to the community in that it is the only local organization to focus on the holistic needs of families affected by breast cancer. Although there are other support groups in the region, United in Pink is the only group that purposefully includes therapeutic activities and support for all members of the family. All United in Pink programs and services are offered at no charge and have no barriers to access.

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Widowed Parent Project

https://widowedparent.org/

Support widowed mothers and fathers with children in the home.

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Winship Cancer Institute Support

https://winshipcancer.emory.edu/patient-care/living-with-cancer/support-groups.html

1365-C Clifton Road NE , Atlanta, GA 30322

(404) 778-1900

Winship Cancer Institute hosts cancer-specific and topical support groups on a monthly basis facilitated by licensed social workers, registered nurses, and other professionals. The support groups listed below are open to patients, survivors, caregivers, support persons, family members and friends unless otherwise noted. Please note, we have temporarily suspended our in-person support group meetings and activities in response to guidance regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, but are offering many of our support groups virtually. If you are interested in participating in a support group meeting, please contact the respective facilitator prior to the meeting.

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Georgia CORE

 

Advancing Cancer Care through Partnerships and Innovation

Georgia CORE is a statewide nonprofitthat leverages partnerships and innovation to attract more clinical trials, increase research, and promote education and early detection to improve cancer care for Georgians in rural, urban, and suburban communities across the state.