Ourselves Black Kickstarter Campaign Announcement!


We're asking for your help to change conversations about mental health in our community.

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These aren't just mental health conversations-- these are conversations about our identity, our friends and our families.There is mental health in all things, and without it, we leave individual and community potential on the table. In our society, with our challenges, our strengths must operate optimally. Our heads and hearts have to be all in, unfettered by mental illness, unhealed traumas, and unexplored internal restrictions.

Ourselves Black is dedicated to destigmatizing mental health by telling our stories boldly and authentically. But we can't do it alone. Contribute and be part of a mission to change conversations about mental health in our community.



New Book! Pediatric Mental Health for Primary Care Providers

Lorio Psych Group members were instrumental in the creation of the ground-breaking new text Pediatric Mental Health for Primary Care Provider’s: A Clinician’s Guide, published by Springer, one of the world’s leading medical publishers. Congratulations to Co-Editors Ebony S. Vinson, PhD and Sarah Y. Vinson, MD and chapter author for the ADHD section, Hasani Baharanyi, MD.

Praise for the text:

“ More than ever before, pediatricians are being called upon to address a myriad of mental health disorders in children and adolescents. Dr. Sarah Vinson has given pediatricians much needed insight and guidance into this field for which most are ill-equipped to handle through her exemplary book, Pediatric Mental Health for Primary Care Providers. Dr. Vinson is an extraordinary psychiatrist who through her lectures, workshops, and consultations have increased the knowledge and skills of primary care physicians throughout the country on the assessment and treatment of mental health disorders in the pediatric population.”

  • Veda Johnson, M.D., FAAPM Marcus Professor in General Academics and Pediatrics, and Director of PARTNERS for Equity in Child and Adolescent Health (PARTNERS) for the Department of Pediatrics at Emory University

Dr. Vinson is a visionary leader who is deeply connected with the issues that plague underserved children and families. Her new book Pediatric Mental Health for Primary Care Providers fills a critical gap in knowledge and skills around addressing the shortage of pediatric behavioral health providers. This is a valuable resource for pediatricians, nurse practitioners, and other primary care providers who serve pediatric patients.  

  • Glenda Wrenn, MD, FAPA, Director of the Kennedy Center for Mental Health Policy and Research, Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine

Dr. Vinson Teaches for the Carter Center in Liberia

As a consultant to the Carter Center, Dr. Vinson has traveled to Liberia twice to teach two different cohorts of students about Child and Adolescent Substance Use Disorders .The Carter Center is working to develop a credentialed mental health clinician workforce of Physician Assistants, Nurses and Midwives in Liberia, and Dr. Vinson is honored to contribute to the effort.

Lorio Psych Group a Proud Sponsor of NAMIWalks GA

Our very own Dr. Sarah Y. Vinson, is a newly elected board member for Georgia's Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

On Saturday, October 7th at 9am in Grant Park, NAMI will have its annual walk. Lorio Psych Group is a sponsor, and Dr. Vinson is the co-captain for the Morehouse School of Medicine/Satcher Health Leadership Institute Team. 

As NAMIWalks celebrates its 15th anniversary, we invite you to take part in NAMI’s largest and most successful mental health awareness and fundraising event in the country.

When you walk with NAMI, you join the movement to raise awareness of mental illness and raise funds for its mission to help individuals and families right here in Georgia.  

To learn more about NAMI Georgia and its programs across the state, please visit www.namiga.org.

Click here to support or join our walk team.