Georgians living in rural communities continue to call into the national suicide prevention hotline at higher rates than other parts of the state as the one-year anniversary of the rollout of 988 approaches.
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Georgia Senate Next Stop for House Bill That Aims to Expand Access to Mental Health Services
A proposal billed as the next step toward improving access to behavioral health services in Georgia easily cleared the state House Thursday.
Mental Health Advocates Descend on Georgia Capitol to Rally for Continued Service Improvements
When last year’s behavioral health parity bill was signed into law, Janet Norris was sitting in a Bartow County jail cell. A lot has changed for her since then. After struggling with addiction for 27 years, the Cartersville resident found recovery through mental health court.
Georgia Agency to Answer Calls for Help Over New 988 Mental Health Crisis Hotline
The phone lines at Georgia’s crisis call center lit up for days after comedian Robin Williams took his own life in 2014. And the call volume spiked again when celebrity chef and popular TV show host Anthony Bourdain committed suicide in 2018.
Teacher Burnout Task Force Releases Concerning Report
The Georgia Department of Education’s Teacher Burnout Task Force released a recent report describing classroom workforces as troubled by testing, time demands and unrealistic expectations.