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News and Press Releases


6-26-13- MDJ - by Sarah Chambers - Cobb County EXCEL members to unveil leadership project. - Cobb County's EXCEL leadership class will unveil its 2013 class project Thursday in Smyrna. The class, composed of 19 nominated county employees, chose to renovate an art room at the Cobb Community Service Board, which works with CHOICES 2 Cobb, a program that provides services and activities to adults with disabilities.

6-24-13 - MDJ by Lindsay Fields - MARIETTA - Four local and national organizations are coming together Thursday to help provide free HIV testing and counseling to residents in support of National HIV Testing Day.

6-24-13 - AJC by Jaime Sarrio and Andria Simmons - Cobb County’s new Mental Health Court is underway after facing strong headwinds from commissioners that delayed the start and raised questions about the program’s long-term sustainability. Seven participants have joined the program since its launch in May, and several more are in the process of being approved.

6-2-2013 AJC, by Craig Schneider- Second chance - Toshia Brown rebuilds her life after a descent into prescription drug abuse split her family apart. Don't worry mommy, I'll take care of my sisters. With those words, Toshia Brown felt another nail sink into her heart.

3-7-13 The Cobb and Douglas county Community Services' Boards has been chosen to host an RESPECT Institute training. A RESPECT Institute, which will take place during the week of August 12, is a 3 ½ day program designed to provide 12 Individuals the skills and coaching necessary to transform their mental illness, treatment and recovery experiences into educational and inspirational presentations. The RESPECT Institute helps participants organize, construct and customize their personal stories so they can be delivered in diverse venues, like legislative meetings, employee orientations, university classrooms, civic meetings, and continuing education programs. more information

1-28-13 - MDJ - Experts call for ways to diagnose, treat potential killers BEFORE IT"S TOO LATE
In the wake of the deadly shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown , Conn., on Dec. 14, the role of mental disorders in violence has become a hot topic.

12-13-12 - Cobb gets $2.5 million Federal grant to fight HIV and AIDS among blacks by Geoff Folsom
SMYRNA — The federal government is providing $2.5 million to help the Cobb Community Services Board fight HIV and AIDS in the black community.

The five-year grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will provide HIV and Hepatitis B and C testing to black heterosexual adults in Cobb, Douglas and Cherokee counties.

8-17-2012 Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network has announced that the Cobb Community Services Board (CSB) Peer Support Program is the recipient of the 2012 Peer Support Program of the Year Award. The award will be presented on August 23 at the 21st annual Consumer Conference at Epworth by the Sea, St. Simons Island, Georgia.

02-2012 Georgia Trend Magazine- Sustainable Georgia: Finding Solutions. The economy may be turning around in 2012, but Georgia will lag behind the nation because of its large inventory of housing, say the economists. That means we may be hearing a lot about land banks this year.
Land banks help community groups and local governments obtain abandoned or derelict properties and redevelop them and put them to good use. The land is held by the “bank,” which often partners with other organizations to find a new use for the land.
If the properties are redeveloped for affordable housing, land banks can be a significant tool in fighting poverty and homelessness.

12-30-11 MDJ - Technology connects homeless patients with medical care. A new system is making it easier for the homeless to get mental health services they need. MUST Ministries, which operates the Elizabeth Inn shelter, is now using a telemedicine system to connect doctors with patients at the facility, via a laptop computer and web camera.

12-20-11 AJC - Drug abuse program faces cutbacks. For more than a decade, drugs ruled Barbara Cooper's life. She lived with a drug dealer, began stealing, ended up in jail, had her three children put in foster care and attempted to kill herself, By the time she entered Mothers Making A Change - a substance abuse treatment program, in Marietta, last year, the 27 year old was scared but grateful.

11/11 - AJC - Program puts focus on wellness of mentally ill. Center brings together aid, support to help clients, lower care costs. For 52 - year old Veretta Copeland - who suffers from a mental condition that can lead to psychosis and mood problems getting sick used to mean a trip to an emergency room instead of a doctor's office.

06/11- MDJ - Summer Camp gives students taste of reality - At most summer camps, students spend their time making songs or playing games. But a group of Cobb County middle school campers got a dose of what it's like to live in the real world this week.




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