DBHDD to launch anti-DUI holiday campaign

ATLANTA, GA - A DUI is an expensive way to start the New Year and Georgia’s Division of Addictive Diseases is making sure holiday drivers know it.

Region One pilot to bring behavioral health services together

ATLANTA – A new pilot initiative that aims to better integrate Georgia’s mental health and addictive disease services will begin late next year, the state agency responsible for those programs announced Thursday.

DBHDD wraps week-long Red Ribbon activities

ATLANTA - Georgia’s Red Ribbon Campaign concluded its statewide Red Ribbon activities this week, which kicked off at Centennial Park’s Southern Co. Amphitheater on Thursday, October 20, 2011 with more than 1200 students, organizations and community leaders.

DBHDD prepares for large crowd at statewide Red Ribbon Kick-Off

ATLANTA - Georgia’s Red Ribbon Campaign will take over Centennial Park’s Southern Co. Amphitheater on Thursday, October 20, 2011 for its statewide kick-off event. This year’s attendance is expected to double with more than 1200 students participating from across the state.

DBHDD Board to host bi-monthly meeting

October 17, 2011

ATLANTA - The Board of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities will its bi-monthly meeting on Monday, October 17, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at 2 Peachtree Street, NW, Atlanta, Georgia in suite 24-260.

Georgia's mental health director to serve on national board

ATLANTA - The Commissioner of Georgia’s mental health agency has been appointed to the board of the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) to represent the fifteen states and U.S. territories that make up its Southern region. Dr.

Georgia Adds More Supported Housing for People With Mental Illness

ATLANTA - More than a hundred people with mental illness in Georgia began receiving supported housing in the past year thanks to a push by the state to build more community-based services.

Central State Regional Hospital to hire nurses, July 19

MILLEDGEVILLE, GA - Central State Hospital will host a hiring fair for nurses on Tuesday, July 19 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

DBHDD Synar program contributes to national all-time low tobacco sale of minors

ATLANTA (GA) - Georgia is in good standing with federal law because retailers refused to sell tobacco to minors according to information released in the FY2010 Annual Synar Report (ASR).

DBHDD launches redesigned website

ATLANTA - The state agency that oversees services for people with mental illness, developmental disabilities, and addictive diseases has unveiled its newly redesigned website. With an improved navigational menu, the website is organized with the end user in mind.