Leadership Announcement for DBHDD’s Division of Developmental Disabilities

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) is pleased to announce the following leadership changes in the Division of Developmental Disabilities effective Thursday, February 16, 2017. 

The $10,000 Toast: Plan ahead, stay safe and out of jail this New Year’s Eve

Ringing in the New Year is filled with festivities that for many include the consumption of alcohol.  As you make plans to celebrate New Year’s Eve, consider this: your toast could cost you $10,000. 

Judy Fitzgerald sworn in as Commissioner of DBHDD

ATLANTA—Judy Fitzgerald today was sworn in as Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) by Governor Nathan Deal.  She was appointed to the role by Deal last month to replace Frank Berry, who now leads the Department of Community Health.

Judy Fitzgerald sworn in as Commissioner of DBHDD

December 5, 2016

Judy Fitzgerald sworn in as Commissioner of DBHDD

ATLANTA—Judy Fitzgerald today was sworn in as Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) by Governor Nathan Deal.

Savannah hospital fully evacuated, individuals relocated to Augusta ahead of Hurricane Matthew

Savannah, Ga.--Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities officials announced that Georgia Regional Hospital – Savannah (GRHS) has been fully evacuated following a directive from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency.

State negotiates an Extension of Settlement Agreement with Department of Justice

ATLANTA—The State of Georgia and the United States Department of Justice have agreed to an Extension of Settlement Agreement modifying the original terms of the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act Settlement.

Join DBHDD for Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day at the Georgia State Capitol

Atlanta - On May 5, join the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, Georgia Parent Support Network, Inc. and over 200 professionals, youth, and families as we bring the community together to raise awareness about children's mental health. Special guest Rep.

Miss Georgia, others help Georgia’s youth kick off 2015 Red Ribbon Week

Mableton, Ga.

CenturyLink Nationwide Phone Outage Affected Georgia Crisis and Access Line

On Thursday, September 3, 2015, the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) was alerted that callers were unable to connect to the Georgia Crisis and Access Line during the following times: 6:06 p.m. to 7:27 p.m. and approximately 11:30 p.m.