Thu., November 29, 2012 4:36pm
An initiative led by former First Lady Rosalynn Carter to plan a redesign of behavioral health services in Georgia is coming to a close.
Mon., July 25, 2011 4:50am
An analysis of autopsy data by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation showed a 10 percent increase in the number of deaths where a prescription-drug overdose was the cause. More than 700 people died from overdoses in 2010, and three-quarters of those were the result of prescription drugs, mostly narcotic pain relievers.
Mon., July 18, 2011 12:01am
A public-private collaboration wants to find Southeast Georgia's 100 most seriously mentally ill patients. The goal is to identify the area's most at-risk population for homelessness, jail or hospitalization -- and give them extra resources to stay out of trouble. Once indentified, patients will work with peer navigators to lower recidivism.
Tue., December 14, 2010 3:48pm
Georgia is in the process of reforming its mental health system after a federal lawsuit challenged poor conditions in state psychiatric hospitals. But students from the Medical College of Georgia are hoping to bring about changes at the street level by helping homeless people deal with mental illness before ending up in a state hospital.
Mon., July 19, 2010 3:46pm
A state psychiatric hospital in Augusta is getting a new infusion of staff thanks to a partnership with the Medical College of Georgia. The effort comes as the state deals with a federal lawsuit calling for mental health reform.
Wed., June 30, 2010 2:58pm
A private foundation is sponsoring "community navigators" for a two-year period. The grant from the Bristol-Meyers Squibb Foundation will fund a pilot program testing so-called "community navigators."
Mon., November 9, 2009 8:12am
Patients in the state’s mental hospitals have until the first week of Janua
Thu., October 29, 2009 11:16am
The state says it has made significant progress in fixing problems at its s