Thu., February 14, 2013 9:43am
A suburban Atlanta sheriff is asking state lawmakers to consider the mental health of a potential gun buyer to be part of a background check.
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.
Sat., September 8, 2012 2:00pm
Georgia officials are switching health care providers months after an audit found problems in a $13 million program meant to provide better treatment for the mentally ill.
Wed., May 4, 2011 11:13am
Gov. Nathan Deal signed a measure into law Wednesday that creates a mental health division within the court system. The goal is to divert more people to treatment and not to jail. Also signed by the Governor, legislation that gives senior citizens greater options to stay and age in assisted living homes.
Thu., January 20, 2011 4:43pm
The US Army is using a study involving 21,000 soldiers at Ft. Stewart to implement new mental health policies. Psychiatrists gave a group of Georgia-based soldiers additional mental health screenings before deploying to Iraq. Army psychiatrists says, incidents of mental health problems went down by about half among soldiers who got the additional screening.
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., December 13, 2010 8:54am
State lawmakers are at The Biennial Institute Conference in Athens this week to prepare for the 40 day legislative session. Aside from training for new lawmakers, conferees may also get a glimpse of the proposed tax code.
Mon., July 12, 2010 2:17pm
As Georgia faces a federal lawsuit calling for sweeping changes to the state’s mental health system many mentally ill inmates are being held in county jails. That's because Georgia’s psychiatric hospitals don’t have enough room.
Thu., July 1, 2010 8:40am
A federal judge is forcing Georgia to make changes in its mental health care system.
Wed., March 3, 2010 12:50pm
Mental health advocates filed a federal lawsuit against the state of Georgi