Ribbon cutting ceremony will open new educational unit at East Central Regional Hospital

AUGUSTA, GA - The partnership between the Georgia Department of Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) and the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) will continue to fulfill its three part mission to provide excellent clinical care, innovative educational methods and an opportunity to lead in research and

Team of specialists to boost expertise in state hospitals

ATLANTA -- The state agency in charge of Georgia’s psychiatric hospitals is bringing in more than two dozen clinicians, experts, and trainers to dramatically boost the expertise available in those facilities.

State, Justice Department Reach Agreement on Mental Health Plan

October 19, 2010 - Governor Sonny Perdue today announced that the State of Georgia and the US Department of Justice (DOJ) have reached a settlement agreement that avoids direct federal control of the state’s services for people with developmental disabilities and mental illness and adds concrete

DBHDD prepares for statewide Red Ribbon Campaign Kick-Off

ATLANTA - Georgia will kick-off its annual state-wide Red Ribbon Campaign on Thursday, October 21, 2010 at Centennial Olympic Park. Last year the event drew more than 500 students from across the state. The festivities will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Centennial Park’s Southern Co.

East Central Regional Hospital honored with Community Partner Award

AUGUSTA (GA) - East Central Regional Hospital (ERCH) has been recognized for its commitment to collaboration with the 2010 Community Partner Award, given annually by the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior.

DBHDD prepares for statewide Red Ribbon Campaign Kick-Off

ATLANTA - Georgia will kick-off its annual state-wide Red Ribbon Campaign on Tuesday, October 21, 2010 at Centennial Olympic Park. Last year the event drew more than 500 students from across the state. The festivities will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Centennial Park’s Southern Co.

DBHDD names regional coordinator of new region

Lee Johnson, Region 6 Regional Coordinator

DBHDD seeks volunteers for Human Rights Council

ATLANTA (GA) - The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) invites Georgians to participate in a Human Rights Council (HRC), an advisory review body tasked with determining rights violations.

State hospitals meet safety and treatment standards

ATLANTA – Georgia’s psychiatric hospitals meet national standards for safe and effective care according to the independent body that accredits them.

DBHDD preps for 4th Annual Georgia School of Addiction Studies with Dr. Drew

SAVANNAH, GA – As August marks the start of a new school year, the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) prepares for the 4th annual Georgia School of Addiction Studies.