DBHDD's vision is:

Easy access to high-quality care that leads to a life of recovery and independence for the people we serve.

To accomplish this, our mission is:

Leading an accountable and effective continuum of care to support Georgians with behavioral health challenges, and intellectual and developmental disabilities in a dynamic health care environment.

Find resources to address immediate needs regarding our services, agency-specific policies, information about health care providers, and more. Contact the central office or your regional field office with any questions or concerns.

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DBHDD would like to offer interested persons the opportunity to review its 2019 MHBG Behavioral Health Report for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Mental Health Block Grant Program (MHBG). MHBG funds are provided by the federal government to all states that submit an application successfully meeting the requirements as specified by SAMHSA. The entire 2018-2019 MHBG application is a web-based process and as such can be viewed at http://bgas.samhsa.gov. The Annual MHBG Behavioral Health Report provides the means for states to comply with the reporting provisions of the Mental Health Block Grant. This implementation report reviews state mental health priority areas for both adult and children/family services and provides a progress report on related performance indicators.
The My GCAL app - for Apple and Android smartphones - was designed to reach Georgia's youth in times of need, and GCAL is staffed by caring professionals - including licensed clinicians - who are available 24/7 to address behavioral health crises, make referrals for treatment, and dispatch mobile crisis response teams. Download the MyGCAL app for text and chat crisis assistance. Search "MyGCAL App" in the Apple App Store and Android Google Play Store.
The Georgia Apex Program, funded by the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, creates partnerships between community-based mental health providers and local schools to provide school-based mental health services. The program began as a pilot in August 2015 and is now in its fourth year (academic year 2018-2019).
The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, Office of Adult Mental Health is pleased to announce the upcoming 2019 Unspoken Wounds Conference on March 17 -19, 2019 in Columbus, GA. Come Join Us to hear dynamic speakers, network with colleagues from other Veteran and military family serving agencies, and learn about the many ways that the behavioral health, criminal justice, and reintegration needs of Georgia’s veterans, service members, and their families are being addressed.
The Annual Synar Report (ASR) format provides the means for states to comply with the reporting provisions of the Public Health Service Act and the Tobacco Regulation for the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant.
The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities' (DBHDD) request for proposal (RFP) for a new blended mobile crisis response service update.
The Office of Addictive Diseases has released it's Strategic Plan to combat the opioid crisis.
DBHDD seeks to review data regularly supplied by support coordination agencies and performance data collected by DBHDD on support coordination agencies. The purpose of this report is to analyze data to assess the performance of support coordinators, their agencies, and Medicaid Waiver support coordination services provision.
DBHDD prepared the Multiyear Planning Lists Strategic Plan in response to this request and presented it to the 2018 General Assembly.
GCAL
For access to services, please call the Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL). GCAL is available 365 days a year to help you or someone you care for in a Mental Health crisis, crisis related to a intellectual/developmental disability and/or substance use crisis. Download the MyGCAL app for text and chat crisis assistance. Search "MyGCAL App" in the Apple App Store and Android Google Play Store.