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HOPE StartS Here

The COVID-19 pandemic forced many of us into isolation from friends and family – making mental health awareness more important than ever. 8 out of 10 people report higher anxiety or depression since the pandemic.

Declining mental health can be an invisible crisis. Many of us may not recognize the signs of someone considering suicide or experiencing other mental health problems, even among the people we know best. If you sense a family member is struggling – or if you are struggling – know that you are not alone. Healthy Sumter offers resources to find a local support network, information, and articles you can read to learn more about the symptoms and warning signs of mental illness, and the steps you can take to help yourself or a loved one of any age find treatment. Let’s make better mental health a priority for Sumter County.

Hope Starts Here

The COVID-19 pandemic forced many of us into isolation from friends and family – making mental health awareness more important than ever. 8 out of 10 people report higher anxiety or depression since the pandemic.

Declining mental health can be an invisible crisis. Many of us may not recognize the signs of someone considering suicide or experiencing other mental health problems, even among the people we know best. If you sense a family member is struggling – or if you are struggling – know that you are not alone. Healthy Sumter offers resources to find a local support network, information, and articles you can read to learn more about the symptoms and warning signs of mental illness, and the steps you can take to help yourself or a loved one of any age find treatment. Let’s make better mental health a priority for Sumter County.

Promoting Healthy Eating

Soon, Sumter residents will have access to healthy, affordable food, thanks to our new community garden — brought to you by Phoebe, Flint River Fresh, and the City of Americus.

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WALKING TRAILS

Get active with walking trails by exploring the walking trails in your neighborhood. An active lifestyle makes a big difference for both your body and your mind!

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How Sumter gets fit

Healthy Sumter has partnered with Wellable to offer our residents a free fitness tracking and wellness app. Signing up is easy, and there’s no better time to start focusing on your health than today.

MASK UP SUMTER

Protect yourself and others with Mask Up Sumter, a community-led initiative created to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our county.

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Covid-19 prevention

According to the CDC, there are some everyday preventive steps you can take to keep you and your family healthy.

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Children's Literacy

Reading skills are critical to a child’s long-term success. Learn how organizations across the state are helping young minds discover the joy of reading.

Get Georgia Reading

Support your mental health with Middle Flint BHC, offering high-quality care, affordable treatment, and comprehensive education

SUICIDE PREVENTION

We can all help prevent suicide by learning to identify the risk factors and reducing the stigma associated with talking about suicide and mental health.

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get the help you need

Mental health is essential to your overall well-being. Let us connect you with mental health agencies in the community.

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COLORECTAL CANCER PREVENTION

Learn about screenings, warning signs, and the preventive measures you can take to reduce your risk of colorectal cancer.

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