Report scolds Georgia on housing for people with mental illness
  Georgia is not meeting its court-supervised obligations for creating housing for people with serious mental illness, according to a recently released report. State-run psychiatric hospitals, in fact, have discharged dozens of patients to homeless shelters, and many of them wind up being re-hospitalized, the report from an independent... Read more
Georgia, feds reach deal on fixing 2010 agreement
State and federal officials have reached agreement on how Georgia can improve and expand services for people with developmental disabilities and mental illness, building on the terms of a landmark 2010 pact. The agreement, filed Wednesday in federal court, addresses compliance problems that the Department of Justice and an independent... Read more
Helping youths (and their families) cope with mental illness
The sudden onset of psychosis hits  the patient’s family like a bomb. And when counselor Will Warren meets with parents facing the worst moment of their lives, he emphasizes two things:  (1) This is not easy. (2) You’re not alone. A psychotic episode is a sudden, terrifying break with... Read more
Commentary for National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week
In a new GHN Commentary, Melanie Dallas, a licensed professional counselor, writes that parents should not hesitate to have their children treated for a mental illness when that care is needed. But misperceptions and fear of being stigmatized often lead people to delay seeking care, Dallas says. Sometimes, she... Read more
Mental illness in children is real – and treatable
When your child has a sore throat or fever, you probably don’t hesitate to take him or her to the doctor. You know that with the right medication and care, your child will probably make a full recovery — and the sooner the child is treated, the sooner he... Read more

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