Achieve Atlanta is providing a valuable benefit to all Scholars and their immediate family members known as the Student Assistance Program (SAP). We have partnered with McLaughlin Young Group, an independent provider of SAP services. The SAP offers help for personal and/or professional concerns by providing free, confidential, short-term counseling and personal consultation. The SAP has a network of counselors that are conveniently located. They can help you improve or resolve personal difficulties whether big or small, personal or school-related.

To seek assistance through the SAP, simply call 704-529-1428 or 800-633-3353. Appointments are available during both daytime and evening hours.

Some examples of concerns that the SAP addresses include:

  • Family conflict
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Communication breakdowns
  • Grief and loss
  • Alcohol or drug use
  • Stress
  • School-related issues

(Video above): In February 2020, Achieve Atlanta hosted a special event to hear from a behavioral health professional on the effects of the pandemic, racism, and academic stress on mental health and techniques for maintaining a healthy lifestyle despite these stressors Scholars and families may be facing. We also shared more about the free mental health services available for Scholars and their immediate family members. Our featured speaker was Dr. Victoria Shedrick, Therapist, Key Counseling, Coaching & Consulting.

We all face difficulties at different points in our lives. Most of the time we are able to either resolve these situations ourselves or with the help of family and friends. There are other times when having professional help can make the difference between solving a problem or continuing to struggle through periods of confusion, indecision and personal crisis.

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