ATLANTA - Recovery and respect were reoccurring themes celebrated on Tuesday during the Mental Health Day at the Capitol rally. Commissioner Frank Berry and Mark Baker, Director for the Office of Recovery Transformation represented the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD), addressing more than 200 supporters.

Commissioner Berry reaffirmed the department’s commitment to recovery stating, “We believe strongly that people can live a life of recovery in the community.” He also introduced Governor Nathan Deal who praised the department’s work of moving services from hospital to home and community based care.

DBHDD has been a continuous supporter of Mental Health Day at the Capitol and continues its commitment toward a community-based system of care that supports independence and recovery for people living with behavioral health, developmental disability and addictive disease challenges.

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