Georgia DBHDD SOAR Project tops list among 30 states

Case Managers Increase Approval Rating Three Times the Average

DBHDD awarded $480,000 grant from SAMHSA for Healthy Transitions Initiative

Funding to Benefit Youth with Serious Mental Health Challenges

DBHDD unveils new logo

ATLANTA - Georgia’s new Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) unveiled its logo today at the first meeting of the state agency’s board. The logo design was chosen from among 57 entries submitted by DBHDD employees across the state.

DBHDD Commissioner addresses Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network

ST. SIMON’S ISLAND (GA) – Thursday the Commissioner of Georgia’s new Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) became the first commissioner of a state agency to speak at an annual conference of the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network.

CSH Taking Precautions After Confirming One Case of H1N1 Virus

MILLEDGEVILLE – Central State Hospital is taking measures to prevent the spread of the H1N1 virus among its patients and staff after one consumer was confirmed to be infected with the virus Tuesday night.

CSH Forensic Program comes under direct control of DBHDD Central Office

ATLANTA – A program at Central State Hospital in Milledgeville, Georgia, that houses and treats the institution’s forensic patients has been transferred to direct control of the central office of the new Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) in response to a criti

DBHDD reminds retailers that selling tobacco to minors doesn't pay

ATLANTA – While the average retailer profit on a pack of cigarettes is less than a dollar, those who sell cigarettes and other tobacco products to people under the age of 18 risk fines starting at $300 per incident and the possibility of criminal prosecution.

New Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities launches

ATLANTA – Georgia’s new state agency in charge of services for mental health, developmental disabilities, and addictive diseases officially began operations today.

Press Secretary for Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities named

ATLANTA – Thomas C. Wilson has been named Communications Director and Press Secretary for Georgia’s new Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities.

Georgia's 24-hour Mental Health Crisis Line among top 50 government innovations

ATLANTA (GA) – Harvard University has named Georgia’s Crisis and Access Line (GCAL), a 24-hour help line providing mental health crisis intervention and support, one of the top 50 government innovations in the U.S.