May is Mental Month – Fitness Friday

Yoga can improve mental health in general and may help relieve symptoms of mental health disorders like depression, anxiety, attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and schizophrenia. Aside from its benefits for your mental health, it’s a great way to stretch and strengthen your muscles. http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/may…

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Today is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

This year’s national observance focuses on the importance of an integrated health approach to supporting children, youth, and young adults with serious emotional disturbance who have experienced trauma. The Awareness Day 2018 national event in Washington, DC, will feature an interactive town hall discussion on strategies for making child-serving systems more trauma-informed. The in-person audience…

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May is Mental Health Month

When we talk about health, we can’t just focus on heart health, or liver health, or brain health, and not whole health. You have to see the whole person, and make use of the tools and resources that benefit minds and bodies together. That’s why this year, Mental Health America’s  May is Mental Health Month…

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Cobb CSB has new board member

Pete Quinones, CEO of  MetroAtlanta Ambulance Service and community joins the Cobb County CSB, replacing former board member and retired educator Judi Snelson, whose term ended Dec. 31, 2017 He will join board chair Dr. Carol Holtz, a distinguished lecturer and current professor of nursing at Kennesaw State University; board vice-chair W. Wyman Pilcher III,…

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month “Changing Attitudes: It’s not a ‘rite of passage.’ ”

Alcohol Awareness Month  “Changing Attitudes:  It’s not a ‘rite of passage.’ ” Alcohol and drug use by young people is extremely dangerous, both to themselves and to society, and is directly associated with traffic fatalities, violence, suicide, educational failure, alcohol overdose, unsafe sex and other problem behaviors, even for those who may never develop a…

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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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