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Georgia Launches New App for Mental Health Counseling

March 1, 2019

By Greg Bluestein, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution State health officials launched a new mobile app Thursday that offers free and confidential access to people suffering from mental illness, substance abuse and other issues. The My GCAL app, which works on Apple and Android phones, caters to younger Georgians who are more comfortable sending texts than picking up more »

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RSVP Now: Capitol Day for Step Therapy

Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 10AM-1PM Paul D. Coverdell Legislative Office Building, Rm 505 18 Capitol Square SW, Atlanta, GA 30334, USA Please join the Rx in Reach GA Coalition and patient advocates for Capitol Day! We need to show unity and determination to pass legislation limiting the requirement for  Step Therapy (HB63). We have invited bill more »

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Closing Georgia’s Coverage Gap for Medicaid

The 2019 legislative session is now more than half way completed and two similar bills, one in the House and one in the Senate, are attempting to close Georgia’s coverage gap by expanding Medicaid. House Bill 37, the Expand Medicaid Now Act, and Senate Bill 36 are sponsored by House Minority Leader Bob Trammell and Senate Minority Leader Steve more »

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Save the Date! Annual Meeting, Leadership & Recovery Symposium

NAMI Georgia is excited to announce we are hosting our 2019 Leadership & Recovery Symposium on Saturday, May 18, 2019 in Macon, Georgia at River Edge Behavioral Health. Join us for a day of learning and networking. The Annual Meeting for NAMI Georgia members will convene after the symposium, at 3:45pm. Symposium Programming Tracks Recovery more »

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LEAP – Assisting Someone to Accept Help

“Look before you leap.” LEAP is a communication process developed by Dr. Xavier Amador, a psychologist at Columbia University, New York to help families and mental health providers talk with someone living with mental illness about accepting their illness and getting help. It can also help when talking about other sensitive topics and with day-to-day communication. Although more »

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Mar 13-15: 2019 Unspoken Wounds Conference

February 28, 2019

The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, Office of Adult Mental Health is pleased announce the upcoming 2019 Unspoken Wounds Conference. The Unspoken Wounds Conference is scheduled for March 13-15, 2019 at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center. Due to the growing number of veterans returning to Georgia with PTSD and other trauma-related issues, more »

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How The Digital Age Has Impacted Mental Health Care

February 26, 2019

By Laura Greenstein | Feb. 04, 2019 Almost the entirety of my experience in seeking mental health care (apart from the actual therapy) has been online. I looked for a therapist using different “find a therapist” search engines, clicking filters that would account for my insurance and location. I’ve read blogs and personal accounts of others’ experiences with more »

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