In 2014, PAYNE & Glory, Inc. began a positive and powerful movement - “Pain in the Pews". In the beginning, we started off with different topics (Pain in the Pews: Domestic Abuse and the Church and Pain in the Pews: Serving with Broken Pieces). From the foundation that those initial events laid, Pain in the Pews: Mental Health and Ministry was born. The purpose of this initiative is to aid in bridging the gap between the faith community and the professional mental health community by bringing information, resources, awareness and shared common ground – hope, healing and recovery.
PAYNE & Glory, Inc. began in 2005 with a mission to help to give a voice to those who felt that they had no voice – survivors of domestic abuse. From platform stemmed many other empowerment movements that we have hosted throughout the years, in no small part due to partnerships with advocates, experts, organizations, ministries and individuals who want to make a positive impact on the lives of others.
During the growth of “Pain in the Pews: Mental Health and Ministry” [PITP], the two worlds of mental health and domestic abuse definitely have seen their share of overlap, and a consistent need to bring this awareness into the faith community, also.
Events that PAYNE & Glory, Inc. hosts specifically for the PITP initiative are our annual Conference (held in September), our free Chat & Chew’s and our online Facebook Group community. We are also a partnered with likeminded ministries, practices and organizations to further our common mission. Together, we can erase the stigma and bridge the gap.
Mental Health America – 703.684.7722 www.mentalhealthamerica.org
National Alliance on Mental Illness – 800.950.6264 www.nami.org
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration – 800.662.HELP (4357) www.samhsa.gov
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 800.273.8255 www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance – 800.826.3632 www.dbsalliance.org
BHL / Georgia Crisis & Access Line – 800.715.4225 –Mobile Crisis www.georgiacollaborative.com
Georgia Peer Support and Wellness Centers
PSWRCs offer respite rooms where a person may stay for up to 7 days instead of going into a psychiatric hospital; plus, a 24/7 warmline, daily wellness activities, etc.
White County: 706-865- 3601
Bartow County: 770-276- 2019
Colquitt County: 229-873- 9737
Henry County: 678-782-7666
Georgia Council on Substance Abuse
100 Edgewood Ave SE #1005 Atlanta, GA 30303
CETPA Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (Spanish speaking services)
6020 Dawson Blvd., Suite i Norcross, GA 30093
All About Developmental Disabilities
125 Clairemont Ave., Suite 300 Decatur, GA 30030
Raksha, Inc. (South Asian Community)
Atlanta, GA 30355
National Youth Crisis Hotline
(800) 442- HOPE (4673)
National US Child Abuse Hotline
(800) 422- 4453
(800) 222- 1222
Georgia Parent Support Network
For children and adolescents with mental illness and their families
381 Metropolitan Pkwy SW, Atlanta, GA 30310
Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities
Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church, Care and Counseling Center
Greater Piney Grove Care and Counseling is under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Herman Haynes. Pastoral Counseling and professional mental health services are provided to congregants and community members.
Empowerment Counseling Services
Dr. Landon B. Lee, LPC, NCC,
The Empowerment Counseling Group provides long-term, affordable therapy. All of our experienced, licensed therapists have specialized training and are skilled in helping survivors heal
Matters of the Heart Counseling Services
Charlene Flagg, LCSW, MA, Executive Director
We expertly integrate Psychological Principles and Biblical Truths to transform your life. Through the power of Psychology combined with Theology, we meet your emotional and mental health needs from a holistic perspective: mind, body, and spirit!
The Joshua Generation Care and Consultant Services
Dr. Bryan Jones, LPC. Executive Director
The Joshua Generation Care and Consultant Services is an integrative facility focused on mental health and well-being. Our staff is comprised of highly trained and fully licensed counselors and psychologists offering individual, couples, marriage, family, and group counseling services to all ages in the Atlanta community.
Georgia Cares Hotline
Sexually Exploited Youth
844) 842- 3678
Sources of Strength
The power of peer-led social networks to positively change norms and cultures
Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence
Child and Family Advocacy, Camp Peace, Community Education, Safe House Program
Crisis Line: 404-688-9436
Community Office: 404-370-7670
National Sexual Assault Hotline
Call the phone hotline to be connected to a local service provider, or chat online 24/7 with a trained support specialist who can provide emotional support and guide you to resources.
(800) 656- 4673