AID Atlanta recognizes the direct impact of HIV/AIDS on an individual's emotional and mental health and well-being. Research shows that individuals who maintain good mental and emotional health and stability, have better coping mechanisms to deal with the ongoing physical effects of a chronic disease. Depression and anxiety are the most common mental health diagnoses found in people with HIV/AIDS. You are not alone.
AID Atlanta's Department of Client Services offers mental health screening, testing, therapeutic counseling and referral services for people living with HIV/AIDS who are experiencing short or long term mental health conditions.
In order to receive mental health services at AID Atlanta, an individual must be deemed eligible for services. All clients are generally seen on an appointment only basis. To make an appointment or to learn more about our mental health services, please call (404) 870-7700 and ask to speak to the Mental Health counselor onsite.
At the time of initial appointment with all patients the following documents are required to qualify for services:
- Proof of HIV status
- Proof of income
- Proof of residency
- Photo identification
All clients enrolled in our Mental Health program will need to show ongoing participation in primary medical care at least every 6 months to ensure that the client's total health needs are being addressed.