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.