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Mental Health Awareness Month

Support HUGS this May for Mental Health Awareness Month

SAVANNAH, GA — Since its inception in 1949, Mental Health Awareness Month has been a cornerstone of addressing the challenges faced by millions of Americans living with mental health conditions. This year, Heads-Up Guidance Services (HUGS) has partnered with several businesses to raise awareness and support for mental health services in the Savannah-Chatham and surrounding areas. 

All proceeds from various events will benefit HUGS, a local non-profit organization that provides affordable and accessible professional mental health counseling and addiction recovery services to children, adults, and families.

“We hope that locals will rally around these events to not only shine a light on mental health, but also to support HUGS’ devoted volunteer counselors who donate their time pro-bono to serve the Savannah community, and our dedicated clients” explained HUGS founder and CEO, Andrea Mamalakis Epting. “Since HUGS does not work with third parties for funding, we count on our citizens to support HUGS’ in its efforts to combat the mental health crisis in our local community”.

Give back events supporting HUGS:

All Month - 5 Spot Midtown and Sandfly

      Krispy Kreme (online)

May 1st - Panda Express, 318 Mall Boulevard, 10AM - 9PM

May 4th - Riverside Tattoo Flash Sale

    Kendra Scott Shopping Event, 311 W Broughton Street (4-7)  and online

May 8th - Mellow Mushroom, Pooler, ​​5-8pm

May 14th - Bar Julian, 5-7pm

May 16th - Latin Chicks, 12-7pm

May 22nd - Applebees, Pooler and Savannah, all day

May 23rd - Copper Penny Shopping Night

May 28th - Buffalo Wild Wings, Savannah, all day

For more information about the events, visit

About Heads-Up Guidance Services, Inc. (HUGS)

Founded in 2009, Heads-Up Guidance Services (HUGS) is a non-profit organization making professional behavioral health counseling and addiction recovery services accessible to all motivated individuals who desire growth, independence, and emotionally healthy lifestyles. HUGS provides outpatient counseling services for those located throughout Savannah and the Low Country. HUGS’ services are made both affordable and possible thanks to community donations and dedicated professional clinical volunteers. For more information, visit

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