Investments in early childhood mental health programs are not just important for helping children build a foundation for future education and well-being but also critical for public safety and national security, according to a new report.
As mental health conditions rise among children, public schools like Layken’s are sometimes the first and best option for early intervention — especially in Georgia, where health care shortages are worsening and broadband access is not widespread.
By Sam Whitehead, Kaiser Health News GAINESVILLE, Ga. — In early December, Donald Brown stood nervously in the Hall County Courthouse, concerned he’d be sent back to jail. The 55-year-old struggles with depression, addiction, and suicidal thoughts. He worried a judge would terminate him from a special diversion program meant to keep people with mental illness …
More than 1 million Latinos call Georgia home but the growing community faces an alarming gap in finding and using mental health services.
A group in Georgia is working to equip people and organizations to combat what are known as Adverse Childhood Experiences, the traumatic events in a child’s life that can affect them into adulthood.
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.
A proposal billed as the next step toward improving access to behavioral health services in Georgia easily cleared the state House Thursday.
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.
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.
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.