DBHDD Celebrates Global Peer Support Celebration Day

ATLANTA—On October 15th, the Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities, DBHDD, will join the International Association of Peer Supporters (iNAPS), in celebrating Global Peer Support. We will be launching a webpage dedicated to honoring over 3000 CPSs trained and certified in Georgia.

DBHDD receives $1.7 million to support pandemic-related mental health needs

ATLANTA—The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) has re-launched the Georgia Recovery Project, a perennial grant-funded program that activates upon a presidential disaster declaration and serves to support Georgia’s mental health disaster response. The current initiative is designed to help people whose mental health has been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The project aims to reach 80,000 Georgians during the lifecycle of the grant, which runs through June 15, 2021.

DBHDD, state agencies join forces to roll out nation’s most comprehensive implementation of an evidence-based prevention curriculum, Sources of Strength

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) is partnering with the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) and the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) to implement an evidence-based prevention curriculum, Sources of Strength (SOS), in various Georgia middle and high schools. According to the developer of the program, “this strategic partnership between multiple state agencies and dozens of communities across Georgia is one of the most comprehensive and coordinated efforts to implement Sources of Strength in the nation.”

Gov. Kemp, State Leaders Announce Smartphone App for Youth in Crisis

Atlanta, GA - Today, Governor Brian P. Kemp, First Lady Marty Kemp, and state officials announced a new mobile application to support the Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL), a 24/7 hotline offering free and confidential access to services for mental illness, substance use disorders, and intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Request for Proposal (RFP) for new Blended Mobile Crisis Response Service (MCRS)

On May 29, 2018, the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) released a request for proposal (RFP) for a new blended mobile crisis response service.  Currently, the department contracts for the provision of two separate mobile crisis systems.  Mobile crisis

Revised Individual Quality Outcome Measures Review

The Division of Developmental Disabilities sees support coordination as a critical and integral part of ensuring that individuals who receive I/DD services have easy access to high quality services so that they may enjoy a life of opportunity and independence.  Utilization of data gathered from t

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Deal announces launch of Georgia STABLE

Gov. Deal released the following statement - see official statement HERE

June 14, 2017

DBHDD receives federal grant in response to opioid crisis

ATLANTA—The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) has been awarded the State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grant by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA).

Medicaid waiver renewal approved for Georgians with intellectual and developmental disabilities

ATLANTA—The Georgia Departments of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) and Community Health (DCH) are pleased to announce that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved renewal of the Comprehensive Supports Waiver Program (COMP) through March 31, 2021.