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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9/11 Impacting Children’s Mental Health

9/11 Impacting Children’s Mental Health, By Elizabeth Rawlins   Doctors say the number of children diagnosed with anxiety disorders in the last decade has nearly doubled. Dr. Karen Browner-Elhanan says we don’t live in the same world we used to, and it’s taking a toll on our children’s mental health. She says since 9/11, there…

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September is Recovery Month

September is Recovery Month In its 25th year, Recovery Month promotes the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for mental and substance use disorders. This year’s theme, “Join the Voices for Recovery: Speak Up, Reach Out,” encourages people to openly speak up about mental and substance use disorders and the reality of recovery, and…

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Free HIV Testing in Douglasville

Free HIV Testing is coming to Douglas County! Join us for testing. It’s free, easy, fast, and confidential. Only a finger stick and get your results in 20 minutes! When: Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month Where: 680 Thornton Way Lithia Springs, GA 30122 Phone # 770-949-8082 ext. 250  Time: 1pm to -3pm.…

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GA DBHDD DOJ Settlement Update

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) submitted a planning document to the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). The plan outlines the steps that the department will take to address the nine issues cited in the report of Independent Reviewer Elizabeth Jones issued on March 24, 2014. This is the latest…

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National HIV Testing Day Event

Saturday, June 28th, The LifeLine Project hosted “Know Your Status and Healthcare Screening Event” which was located at Cobb Recovery Center.  The event was held in honor of National HIV Testing Day.  The event highlighted health care services and information to assist guests in being their best selves.  The event also allowed Cobb/Douglas CSB and…

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Celebrating the long road home: 15 years of Olmstead

Celebrating the long road home: 15 years of Olmstead Commissioner Berry speaks at the Carter Center. (Photo credit: Chris Bailey) June 22 marked the 15th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Olmstead v. L.C., which protects the rights of individuals with disabilities to live fully integrated in their communities. This historic ruling continues…

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Know Your Status and Healthcare Screening Event

Cobb County Community Services Board and The LifeLine Project (a program of the Cobb CSB)  are presenting a FREE & OPEN to the PUBLIC, “Know Your Status and Healthcare Screening Event.” The event is taking place on June 28, 2014 from 10 am to 3 pm at the Cobb Recovery Center, 331 North Marietta Parkway,…

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National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day 2014 – May 8, 2014

Join SAMHSA, 1,100 communities, and 136 national collaborating organizations in celebration of the 2014 National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day: Inspiring Resilience, Creating Hope. http://www.samhsa.gov/children/national.asp Whether you connect to Awareness Day with the May 6 national launch event near Washington, DC, or the many local events taking place across the country on May 8, you…

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month!

Child Abuse & Neglect: Every child needs to be treasured, protected and nurtured. Unfortunately, some parents can’t — or won’t — care for their children. When they neglect or abuse them, someone must step in to ensure the children’s safety. That’s the job of Department of Family and Children Services, along with the police and…

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