Tag Archives: mental health

Deal appoints mental health study commission

A new study commission will develop recommendations for improving mental health services for children . . .

Tags: mental health , Nathan Deal

Senate passes hospital tax credit bill, mental health tax force

The Georgia House and Senate passed three healthcare-related bills in Tuesday’s sessions . . .

Tags: firefighters , mental health , rural hospitals

Feds will extend settlement on services to disabled

The Justice Department will extend its agreement with Georgia to provide more housing and services to people with disabilities who live in the community . . .

Tags: community services , disabilities , Justice Department , mental health

Thomasville psychiatric hospital will be closed

The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities plans to close Southwestern State Hospital in Thomasville . . .

Tags: DBHDD , mental health , psychiatric facility , Southwestern State Hospital

Berry will replace Shelp as mental health commissioner

Gov. Nathan Deal selects Frank Berry as the new commissioner of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities . . .

Tags: DBHDD , Frank Berry , Frank Shelp , mental health , Nathan Deal

Shelp is out as state’s mental health director

Frank Shelp announces abruptly that he is resigning as Georgia’s top mental health official, effective Aug. 10 . . .

Tags: DBHDD , Frank Shelp , mental health , Nathan Deal

Feds, Georgia reach settlement on mental health treatment

Justice Department and Georgia settle a federal complaint over the state’s treatment of patients in mental health facilities . . .

Tags: developmental disabilities , Georgia , Justice Department , mental health , Olmstead settlement