DBHDD offers helpful tips to Georgia flood victims

ATLANTA – As the flood waters subside in Georgia, it’s common for people dealing with the aftermath to experience emotional distress. Some people may feel anxious, angry, tired alone or suffer from sleep anxiety.

DBHDD prepares for statewide Red Ribbon Campaign Kick-Off

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) will celebrate the Governor’s Red Ribbon Campaign with a statewide kick-off on Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at Centennial Olympic Park. The festivities will begin at 10:30 a.m.

Medical College of Georgia to run clinical services at state hospital

AUGUSTA (GEORGIA) – The Medical College of Georgia (MCG) will take charge of clinical services at East Central Georgia Regional Hospital under a new agreement with the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD), the organizations announced Thursday.

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.