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DBHDD offers free, 24/7 access to mental health counseling through our partner Behavioral Health Link. If you or someone you know is struggling, please call the Georgia Crisis and Access Line today at 800-715-4225.
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Donnie is considered medically fragile, but he often attends community functions and attended all of one of his housemate’s baseball games this spring. Donnie needed a caring home, and he found it at Magnolia CLA, but he has given the staff so much more.
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DBHDD is seeking qualified candidates for several Forensic Psychologists and Psychiatrists positions.
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The last week of June celebrates Deaf-Blind Awareness Week. DBHDD's Office of Deaf Services is committed to providing deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind individuals access to behavioral health and developmental disabilities services. For information about DBHDD Deaf Services, please visit http://dbhdd.georgia.gov/deaf-services.
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The Georgia Community Based Recovery Initiative is sponsoring a community event at the Augusta Common to increase awareness about recovery as well as local community based services for individuals in recovery. “Walking Together in Recovery” will include a walk, live music, cookout, and information about local providers of mental health and addictive disease recovery services.
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There are many ways to be healthy and ways to help improve your mental health. Check out the resources on Mental Health America's May is Mental Health Month website to learn quick, simple and powerful ways to improve your mind and body. ‪#‎mhmonth2014‬
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The death of actor Robin Williams is a profound tragedy.

If you or someone you know is dealing with depression or suicidal thoughts, there are resources available to help in Georgia. 

Call the Georgia Crisis and Access Line ( http://mygcal.com/ or 1-800-715-4255) or the National Suicide Prevention Lifelineline (http://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ or 1-800-273-TALK)
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Registered Nurse Hiring Fair will be held at East Central Regional Hospital in Augusta next Wednesday, August 6.
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Runoff elections are being held today in Georgia. There are several options for voters with disabilities who need assistance when they arrive at their polling location. Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities provides a guideline to voting.
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DBHDD will be hosting a registered nurse hiring fair today from 1:30-5:30PM at West Central Georgia Regional Hospital. We welcome full time nurse applicants who demonstrate the same commitment and offer the highest level of skills, professional integrity and work ethic to join us in that work. Proof of current Georgia Professional Nursing License must be presented for admission. A State of Georgia Employment Application (http://doas.ga.gov/AboutUs/Docs_HR/State_Application_PDF.pdf) may also be completed in advance.
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DBHDD services are administered through six Regional Offices. The regional offices oversee statewide initiatives; develop new services and expand existing services as needed; monitor the services being received by consumers to ensure quality and access; investigate and resolve complaints; and conduct special investigations and reviews when warranted. 

To access services, contact your local regional office or call 1-800-715-4225.
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DBHDD's Office of Recovery Transformation, along with the Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network, the Georgia Council on Substance Abuse, and other organizations, are sponsoring a series of Recovery Workshops this month all across the state.
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Two Peachtree Street, N.W. 24th Floor Atlanta, Georgia 30303
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The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities provides treatment and support services to people with behavioral health challenges and addictive diseases, and assists individuals who live with developmental disabilities.

The agency’s mission is to provide high-quality health care opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities or behavioral health challenges close to their homes, so they can live a life of independence and recovery and create a sustainable, self-sufficient and resilient life in their community.