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Mental Health and Addiction
- Avita Community Partners
Avita Community Partners was formed by the 1993 Georgia State Legislature to serve persons experiencing the disabling effects of mental illness, developmental disabilities, and addictive diseases. Originally founded as Georgia Mountains Community Services (GMCS), Avita Community Partners seeks to promote safe, stable, and meaningful lives for citizens within a 13-county area of northeast Georgia. Our variety of services and programs are aimed at helping individuals, families, and communities minimize barriers and achieve their dreams. For more information, please visit: https://www.avitapartners.org/.
- Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
The mission of the Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law is to protect and advance the rights of adults and children who have mental disabilities. For more information please visit www.bazelon.org or call (202) 467-5730.
- Disability Rights International
Disability Rights International (DRI) is dedicated to promoting the human rights and full participation in society of people with mental disabilities worldwide. For more information please visit: https://www.driadvocacy.org/.
- Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD)
DBHDD provides treatment and support services to people with mental illnesses and addictive diseases and support to people with mental retardation and related developmental disabilities. DBHDD serves people of all ages with the most severe and likely to be long-term conditions. For more information, please visit www.dbhdd.georgia.gov or call (404) 657-2273.
- Georgia Parent Support Network
Georgia Parent Support Network is dedicated to providing support, education, and advocacy for children and their families with mental illness, emotional disturbances, and behavioral differences. For more information, please visit www.gpsn.org or call (404) 758-4500/ 1(800) 832-8645 (toll-free).
Great Day, Inc.
G.R.E.A.T. D.A.Y, Inc. is dedicated to providing outpatient mental health services to the members of deaf and hard-of-hearing community. They specialize in licensed counseling and related services for deaf and hard-of-hearing Georgians and their families. For more information, please visit www.greatdayinc.com or call (404) 377-9224 (Voice and TDD).
Mental Health America of Georgia
Mental Health America of Georgia works to enhance the mental health of all Georgians through education, advocacy, and outreach. For more information, please visit www.ciclt.net/nmhag or call (404) 527-7175 or 1 (800) 933-9896.
National Alliance on Mental Illness-Georgia
National Alliance on Mental Illness is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families. The purpose of NAMI Georgia, Inc. is to relieve the suffering and improve the quality of life for Georgians living with mental illness and their families. For more information please visit www.namiga.org or call (770) 234-0855.