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Firearms Community Resources

Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership: Connect to a Pro-Rights Practitioner

  • DRGO is now a nationwide network of physicians, allied health professionals, scientists, and others who support the safe and lawful use of firearms. DRGO’s members include experts in public health, firearm technology, gun safety education, and tactical medicine

Hold My Guns 501(c)3 (HMG Firearms Storage)

  • Working together within the firearms community, combined with appropriate community partner alliances, we will raise awareness and promote a self-governance, non-legislative approach to addressing the prevention of suicide, theft, and accidental shootings. You can find highlights of HMG on American Trailhead’s Community Involvement webpage.
  • HMG Personal Safety Plans (two versions available)

NRA Safety & Education

  • Safety is not only critical in handling firearms but in everyday life. The NRA offers resources and training to ensure the safe and effective use of firearms as well as personal safety. Training courses are available that teach proactive strategies to avoid dangerous situations, self-defense using a firearm, as well as protection inside and outside the home.

NRA Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program

  • Gun accident prevention program that seeks to help parents, law enforcement, community groups and educators navigate a topic paramount to our children’s safety. Eddie and his Wing Team are on a mission to help you teach Pre-K through 4th graders what to do if they ever come across a gun
  • The Eddie Eagle GunSafe® program teaches children in pre-K through fourth grade four important steps to take if they find a gun. These steps are presented by the program’s mascot, Eddie Eagle, in an easy-to-remember format consisting of the following simple rules:   STOP!  …  Don’t touch  …  Leave the Area  …  Tell an Adult.

NSSF Project “Child Safe”

  • Focused on helping adults practice greater firearm safety in the home by promoting genuine firearms safety through the distribution of safety education messages and free firearm Safety Kits.
  • Educating the public – particularly the gun-owning community, including veterans and their families – on how storing firearms responsibly and simply talking to loved ones can mean the difference between a life saved and a tragedy.

NSSF & AFSP “Have a Brave Conversation” Program

  • One of the most important things anyone can do if they’re worried about a friend or loved one is to talk to them. It’s okay to have a brave conversation and ask them directly about suicide. The experts tell us that asking about it won’t put the idea in their head, or cause them to act. In most cases, they’ll feel relieved someone cares enough about them to bring it up.
  • Their team have developed a long list of web & social media content, webinars, Infographs, brochures, and so much more to support this program.

USCCA (United States Concealed Carry Association)

  • We Educate. We Train. We Save Lives. Industry-Leading Training, Lifesaving Education Resources & Self-Defense Liability Insurance.

Walk the Talk America

  • By improving the quality and availability of mental health resources to gun owners we can reduce suicide by firearm.

Crisis Hotlines

Dial 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

  • We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.

Veterans Crisis Line (Website/Online Chat)

  • For Veterans, Service Members and Family Members
  • 1-800-273-8255 and Press “1”
  • Lifeline Chat
  • SMS text: 838255
  • Crisis Text Line: Text TALK to 741741

National, State & Local Government Resources

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs

GA Department of Veteran Service

  • We counsel, advise, and assist Georgia’s veterans and their families to receive the benefits they are entitled to under veteran’s laws.

GA Dept of Behavioral Health & Disabilities (DBHDD) & GA Collaborative

  • DBHDD team – Georgia Crisis & Access Line (GCAL) at 1-800-715-4225, available 24/7 for access to services and immediate crisis help
  • DBHDD Facility Search Database for providers and services within the network for the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD). If you are experiencing a behavioral health crisis, please contact
  • GA Collaborative Administrative Services Organization (ASO) is a partner with the GA Department of Behavioral Health and Development Disabilities (DBHDD) that facilitates the provision of integrated behavioral health and developmental disabilities supports and services to more than 200,000 GA residents statewide.
  • Working with the DBHDD network of more than 600 providers, the Collaborative supports person-centered, whole-health, culturally sensitive supports and services to children, adolescents and adults. It is comprised of three partner companies: The Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL), Carelon Behavioral Health, and Qlarant (formerly Delmarva Foundation).

Cobb County Senior Services & Veteran Outreach Program

  • Multiple services and seven (7) senior centers conveniently located throughout the County. Services include: Information & Referral, case management, transportation, in-home services, home delivered meals (Meals on Wheels), community outreach, and volunteer services.

Cobb County Sheriff’s Department Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)

  • Dynamic collaboration of professionals committed to people with mental illness and other brain disorders. The CIT program is sponsored by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill and the Georgia Department of Human Resources Division of Mental Health, Development Disabilities, and Addictive Diseases, GA Bureau of Investigation, GA Association of Chiefs of Police, GA Sheriff’s Association, Inc., & GA Public Safety Training Center.

Forsyth County GA Senior Services

  • Mission is to provide engaging, impactful life enrichment programs and services for adults age 60 and better in Forsyth County.

Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office – Crisis Intervention Response Team (CIRT)

  • Special unit created by a partnership between the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office & Avita Community Partners. The unit’s primary goals are to provide a specialized response to citizens experiencing a mental health-related crisis, encourage connections between mental health consumers and local resource providers, and reduce the prevalence of mental illness in the Detention Center.

Service Organizations & Nonprofits

Each of these groups offer their combination of services and areas where they can directly help or have strong relationships with other reputable organizations that will deliver the solutions to you. It covers a broad spectrum of needs including mental health, suicide prevention, veteran support services, and more. During times of personal need or crisis when you are challenged with finances, housing, food, transportation, medical, wellness (physical, mental & emotional) or other life challenges these community resources are there to help.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

  • AFSP is partnering with NSSF. One aspect of AFSP is helping the suicide loss survivors. Save Lives and Bring Hope to Those Affected by Suicide. Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.

American Legion Horace Orr Post 29 Marietta GA

  • Veterans serving veterans. In addition to numerous worthwhile charities the Legion support, they directly provide food, shelter, clothing, training, benefits assistance, job assistance, or financial assistance to veterans.

American Legion “Be the One” Program

  • End the stigma! Be the one to save one veteran. Learn how to help a veteran in crisis.

AVVBA (Atlanta Vietnam Veterans Business Association)

  • Promote patriotism and sponsor activities of a patriotic nature among the business community; to recognize those who served and honor those who gave their lives in the Vietnam War; to promote the positive image of the Vietnam veteran, their dependents and the widows and orphans of deceased Vietnam veterans.

Cobb Collaborative

  • Cobb Collaborative educates, engages, and empowers local people and organizations to improve outcomes for children and families in Cobb County.

DAV (Disabled American Veterans)

  • Empowering veterans to lead high-quality lives with respect and dignity. We accomplish this by ensuring that veterans and their families can access the full range of benefits available to them; fighting for the interests of America’s injured heroes on Capitol Hill; and educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans transitioning back to civilian life.

Highland River Behavioral Health

  • Serves a 13-county region of northwest GA with ten outpatient centers, four crisis stabilization/detox units, men’s and women’s residential treatment programs, adolescent clubhouses and a variety of services delivered in community locations including schools and individuals’ homes.

MUST Ministries

  • Serving our GA neighbors in need … transforming lives and communities in response to Christ’s call. Facilities in the Cobb and Cherokee counties and programs in numerous other counties

PTSD Foundation of America

  • The Mission of the PTSD Foundation of America is to bring hope and healing to Combat Veterans and their families suffering from the effects of combat-related Post Traumatic Stress.

QPR Institute & QPR GateKeeper Training

  • To save lives and reduce suicidal behaviors by providing innovative, practical and proven suicide prevention training. We believe that quality education empowers all people, regardless of their background, to make a positive difference in the life of someone they know. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer — the 3 simple steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide.

Sweetwater Mission

  • Stabilizing families by preventing hunger and homelessness while transforming Lives through education and employment opportunities since 1968.

Shadow Warrior Foundation

  • SWF Mission: SWF is a not-for-profit volunteer organization founded, developed and operated by a Retired Army Officer and a dedicated group of concerned and experienced Patriots in a voluntary manner who have identified a shameful and serious situation that needs to be addressed, attacked and defeated. Their goals center around Education, Awareness and Support.

The SAM Foundation

  • Prevent suicide through public awareness and education by equipping our communities with the skills to intervene in a suicidal crisis. Our hope is to change the way our communities view mental health and serve as a resource to those who have been affected by suicide and therefore making our communities more suicide safe.

The Warrior Alliance

  • Help Warriors and their families achieve a fulfilling civilian life by promoting collaboration between the organizations that can support them during the transition from military service.

United Military Care

  • Ensure Veterans of all ages, branches, and lifestyles receive the care and support necessary to live their best life! We provide the tools and resources to empower our veterans to live a safe, healthy, productive life through one-on-one relationships backed by a dedicated team of professionals. We utilize three well-proven, wrap-around case management methods, Battle Buddy 4 Life, Veteran Strong, and our Emergency Response Team.


  • Club operated exclusively for veteran social and business networking and community service purposes. Our purpose is to help veterans get connected to the resources and community they need.

VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars)

  • Our Mission: To foster camaraderie among United States veterans of overseas conflicts. To serve our veterans, the military and our communities. To advocate on behalf of all veterans.
  • Our Vision: Ensure that veterans are respected for their service, always receive their earned entitlements, and are recognized for the sacrifices they and their loved ones have made on behalf of this great country.

GA Vietnam Veterans Alliance Chapter 1

  • Provide quality services and support, based upon the concepts of self-esteem and self-improvement, to advocate patriotism, to promote the ideals of American freedom and democracy, and to recognize those who served, and honor those who gave their lives in the Vietnam War, and to promote the positive image of the Vietnam Veteran, their dependents and the widows and orphans of deceased Vietnam Veterans throughout the State of Georgia in order to enhance and enrich their lives and the lives of their families. And further, to provide the same service and support to all veterans of all wars and to our communities’ first responders.

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