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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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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