Georgia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities
Frank Berry, Commissioner
2 Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30303

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January 15, 2014

DBHDD Impact

Commissionerís Welcome

This is the first in a series of weekly e-postcards DBHDD will send out during the 2014 session of the Georgia General Assembly.

Each week, youíll receive the latest news from the state Capitol and important department updates or video success stories from the clients we serve.

I hope you will enjoy the e-postcard as a quick way to stay current on the issues that affect our agency and its stakeholders. If you have any questions, or if there is information that you would like to see included, please email the communications department at

Frank Berry

Addiction Recovery Awareness Day 2014

Commissioner Frank BerryFrank Berry, Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, speaks to the crowd gathered outside the Georgia State Capitol to mark the annual Georgia Addiction Recovery Awareness Day on Monday Jan. 13. [See more photos]

Saying farewell to long-time partner

Last Friday, Commissioner Berry attended a retirement celebration honoring Advantage Behavioral Health CEO Cindy Darden. Cindy has been a key partner for the department, providing invaluable services to our clients. We wish Cindy well as she moves on to her next great venture.

Advantage Behavioral Health is one of 26 community service boards (CSB) across the state that functions within the public safety-net system to serve individuals with behavioral health needs and developmental disabilities. The departmentís partnership with the CSBs plays a vital role as we work to meet the terms of our settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice and expand community-based services.

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