The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities provides treatment and support services to people with mental health challenges and substance use disorders, and assists individuals who live with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

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

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.


  • Mental health care provided at our hospital sets the standard and defines the state-of-the-art.
  • Security and treatment are integrated to ensure a supportive, therapeutic and violence-free environment.
  • Conflict is resolved in an atmosphere of mutual respect and dignity.
  • Educational efforts contribute to diminishing the stigma and discrimination directed toward persons living with a mental illness.
  • Daily operational processes are shaped and guided by our performance improvement system.
  • Our employees and community mental health providers work together with the individuals we serve and their family members.
  • Our success is measured by the number of individuals who are safely and successfully integrated back into their communities.

Download this pdf file. Agency Organizational Charts  (Updated April 2018)