Mental health issues are a serious matter. They aren’t like a cold that you can just suck up, hoping it will be gone by next week. They need to be acknowledged, nurtured and cared for.
But how can the state of Georgia help?
The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) provides many services geared specifically for mental health issues. They have six regional offices and a 24/7 Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL): 1-800-715-4225. Their website also provides lots of resources for both adults and children/adolescents. For specific help, try visiting the Behavioral Health Link (BHL), which has a form to help you identify the services and facilities best geared for you.
Bethany McDaniel is the Interactive Web Content Manager for GeorgiaGov. She graduated from Berry College in Rome, GA with degrees in Visual Communication and History.