Beginnings

Cobb County Community Services Board Expanding Services The Cobb County Community Services Board (CSB) is expanding services to better serve the local community.  The first footings for the new building were poured on Wednesday, January 14th. The Behavioral Health Center is expected to open in the summer of 2015. The location, 1775 County Services Parkway,…

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Just in Time Scheduling

On December 1, 2014 we kicked-off a new method of scheduling for our psychiatric services – Just In Time Scheduling (JIT)!  JIT allows us to increase our accessibility, increase client engagement, and increase consistency in provider-patient care.  This scheduling method is active in our Cobb and Douglas outpatient clinics. JIT scheduling means that we only…

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Psychiatric Workforce Needs and Recommendations for the Community Mental Health System: A State Needs Assessment

Similar to other states, Georgia is facing workforce challenges within its community mental health system. These issues may be exacerbated as implementation of the Affordable Care Act expands demand for behavioral health services. Georgia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities commissioned a needs assessment to examine the shortage of prescribing providers (psychiatrists, advanced practice…

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Attorney General Olens Announces Winners of Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness Video Contest

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For immediate release:December 4, 2014 Today, Attorney General Sam Olens announced the winners of the “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” video contest aimed at preventing prescription drug abuse among teens at George Walton Comprehensive High School (Walton) in Marietta, Ga. The winning video was produced by Walton students Adam Schimdt and Vaughn Smith. The runner-up…

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Red Ribbon Week

Department of Behavioral Health’s Office of Prevention Services and Programs (OPSP) and our partners are pleased to announce the statewide 2014 Governor’s Red Ribbon Campaign kickoff will be held Wednesday, October 22 at 10:00 a.m. at Mablehouse Barnes Amphitheater. 2014 Governors Red Ribbon Campaign Kickoff Flyer How to Participate Red Ribbon Talent Showcase application 2014…

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Move for Moms

What is Move For Moms? Move For Moms! is a Fun Run to promote maternal mental health. This event is located in Atlanta’s beautiful Piedmont Park, November 2nd, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, and includes a 1k for walkers, families, and stroller enthusiasts, and a 5k for those would like to run a longer…

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Mental Illness Awareness Week

In 1990, the U.S. Congress established the first full week of October as Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) in recognition of NAMI’s efforts to raise mental illness awareness. Since then, mental health advocates across the country have joined with others in their communities to sponsor activities, large or small, for public education about mental illness.…

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Mental Illness Awareness Week Oct 5 – 11

  Why is MIAW important? Each year millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. During the first full week of October, NAMI and participants across the country are bringing awareness to mental illness. Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care. Each…

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