DBHDD Makes Changes to the I/DD Planning list Process

March 6, 2018March 6, 2018 by Georgia DBHDD DBHDD Commissioner’s Corner 03/06/2018 Greetings!  Over the next few months, I will be highlighting some of the exciting transformation efforts underway throughout DBHDD.  We are a department on the move! The Division of Developmental Disabilities has been at the center of our efforts to transform.  We have…

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Some Medicare Recipients Targeted for Fraud

Starting April 1, Medicare will be changing all current Medicare cards from using Social Security numbers to alphanumeric ID numbers. Marietta Police said in a statement they have received notification that fraudsters are calling some Medicare recipients and trying to scam them out of money. The department offers the following tips to Medicare recipients: –…

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Bright Changes Clubhouse Graduation

Thirteen students in the Bright Changes Clubhouse program of the Cobb and Douglas Counties Community Services Boards (CDCSB) graduated into transitional care on a recent Friday. The program provides mental health care for students in area schools with school-based, after-school, and summer services. Captain Donnie L. Cochran, U.S. Navy (Retired) congratulates a member. The Friday…

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Mental Health in Adolescents

Important mental health habits—including coping, resilience, and good judgment—help adolescents to achieve overall wellbeing and set the stage for positive mental health in adulthood. Mood swings are common during adolescence. However, approximately one in five adolescents has a diagnosable mental disorder, such as depression and/or anxiety disorders. Friends and family can watch for warning signs…

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The Mental Health Benefits of Exercise

The Exercise Prescription for Depression, Anxiety, Stress, and MoreEveryone knows that regular exercise is good for the body. But exercise is also one of the most effective ways to improve your mental health. Regular exercise can have a profoundly positive impact on depression, anxiety, ADHD, and more. It also relieves stress, improves memory, helps you…

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Georgia Legislation

Georgia General Assembly Update     It is busy at the Capitol. Jan. 9, marked the first day of the 2017 Legislative Session. This was the first of f the  2017-2018 legislative cycle. Members of the Georgia General Assembly are studying, discussing and introducing new bills and, in the next two years, some of these bills will…

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Therapy Pets and Humans with Mental Health Issues

Animal lovers already know how good it feels to interact with their pet. Now research has shown that this positive effect can also be applied in a therapeutic setting. Leveraging the power of pets is becoming a vital tool in the treatment of a variety of medical conditions and disorders [I] – particularly those associated…

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Coping with Depression

Life isn’t always pleasant or easy, but feeling constantly unhappy, or so unhappy you can’t function, is a problem you can overcome. Depression drains your energy, hope, and drive, making it difficult to do what you need to feel better. But while overcoming depression isn’t quick or easy, it’s far from impossible. You can’t just…

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Annual Commencement (RFW)

Women Empowered Residential and Aftercare programs, formerly known as Ready For Work, held their Annual Commencement program October 26th at Union Chapel United Methodist Church. Eighteen women of the 2015-2016 class who successfully completed the program were celebrated. This graduating class had: 11 babies born drug-free , 43 children whose lives have changed for the…

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