The statistics for children in need of mental health care are staggering.  Research has shown that 20% of children between the ages of 13 – 18 years old have a mental health illness.  70% of these children never receive treatment, and the numbers increase for children living in poverty or those in a non-English speaking household. Axis Angels is helping to combat these statistics by supporting children in need of mental health treatment in the Atlanta area. “Axis Angels” is an organization founded by Dr. Ganielle Hooper, owner of Axis Hope, an adolescent mental health clinic in Marietta.

Mental health disorders affect how children learns, how they think and how they manage throughout the day. Increasing access to mental health care allows for early assessment and reduces the secondary effects of undiagnosed concerns. This is why Axis Angels is asking for the community’s help to give the gift of mental health. Axis Angels has the goal of raising $25,000 in order to provide 100 free initial mental health assessments to children who are unable to afford the cost of mental health treatment due to poverty or lack of insurance.

This campaign began January 1, and will run through March 31, 2019. A donation of $250 sponsors the cost of the initial assessment, but any amount helps. 100% of the proceeds goes towards the child receiving care.

For more information or if you would like to donate, visit If you know of a family or a child in the Atlanta area who might benefit from a mental health scholarship, email