Mental Health and Ministry™


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Pain in the Pews: Mental Health and Ministry™

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.

recommend resources

Mental Health America – 703.684.7722

National Alliance on Mental Illness – 800.950.6264

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration – 800.662.HELP (4357)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 800.273.8255

Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance – 800.826.3632

BHL / Georgia Crisis & Access Line – 800.715.4225 –Mobile Crisis

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


recommended resources

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

Parent Hotline

(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

recommended resources

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.

recommended resources

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