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

Georgia Crisis &
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June 14, 2013

DBHDD Impact

Three new BHCCs to open in Thomasville, Valdosta, and Albany

New Behavioral Health Crisis Centers, administered by local Community Service Boards, will open in south Georgia later this year. A BHCC combines short-term, 24/7, walk-in crisis intervention and counseling services with emergency receiving capability and crisis stabilization beds.

"The new Behavioral Health Crisis Centers will help our agency achieve its mission of serving individuals with mental health challenges as close to home as possible," said Commissioner Berry. "The new Centers also represent our commitment to increasing mental health services throughout Region Four, while reducing burdens on hospitals and law enforcement agencies." [More info]

Southwestern State Hospital to close

Consistent with the mission and goals of DBHDD to serve individuals as close to home as possible in the least restrictive setting, the department will no longer provide services at Southwestern State Hospital in Thomasville effective December 31, 2013. [More info]

GRHA Hiring Fair for Nurses

Georgia Regional Hospital in Atlanta (GRHA) will host a hiring fair to fill approximately 27 vacancies for full-time RN positions. The hiring fair will be held Thursday, June 20, 2013 at GRHA from 1:00 6:00 p.m. [Map to GRHA]

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