New Location!

Advantage Behavioral Health Systems has moved it's Clarke County location
to the Advantage Pavilion at 240 Mitchell Bridge Road, Athens.

Kids on Grass

Advantage serves children, adolescents, and families
who are dealing with behavioral problems, emotional disorders,
and substance abuse.

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Advantage practices different types of therapy including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy,
Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Family Systems Therapy,
and Interpersonal Therapy.

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Senior Group

Through Medication Assistance Programs (MAP), Advantage is helping individuals find affordable medications. Don't go without your meds. Find out what options may be available for you.

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Advantage Behavioral Health Systems

Our Mission

It is the mission of Advantage Behavioral Health Systems to provide person-centered community-based services and treatment to individuals and families experiencing mental illness, developmental disabilities, and addictions, by collaboratively using personal, community and organizational resources.

GEORGIA KIDS ARE GOING BACK TO SCHOOL!  /  Backpacks, artwork on the fridge, new jeans, and good glasses. While this can be an exciting time of the year for children, it can also be highly stressful. Helping at Home: Tips for Parents from Mental Health America offers some great advice to guide parents in dealing with the challenging emotions and concerns of children, while working to keep peace and harmony at home. 


Advantage Behavioral Health Systems

The Stigma of Mental Illness

The stigma of mental illness often prevents people from reaching out to get the help they need. What comes to your mind when you hear that someone is suffering from a mental illness? How you perceive these common challenges can affect your relationships with family, friends, co-workers, and others.

LEARNING ABOUT DEPRESSION  /  There are countless misconceptions about depression. This lack of understanding often prevents people from seeking help. For instance, depression is becoming more common in students, yet many don't understand why they're feeling so low and often families will dismiss the emotions as a phase. The following video explains what Depression is, the various causes, and how to confront it successfully.



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Advantage Behavioral Health Systems

Interim Chief Executive Officer's Welcome

For over 40 years, Advantage has served the community with one strong message — the message of hope. Thousands of people have received healing service from our agency and experienced the joy of recovery.  It is because of the tireless and dedicated efforts of our physicians, clinicians and volunteers that clients can experience the freedom and independence that comes directly from our main mission.  As you browse our website, I sincerely hope that you will enjoy discovering the essence and strength of our wonderful organization, Advantage.

Joan Quinn
Interim Chief Executive Officer

Latest News

May 2, 2018

Autism Prevalence on the Rise, CDC Says

An increasing number of American children are being diagnosed with autism, according to new government figures.

May 2, 2018

Children of Addicted Parents Face Difficulties in Adulthood

This can include a higher risk of addiction

May 2, 2018

Athens 'At the Beginning of this Fight' Against Opioids

Local community mobilization event to discuss our local response to the Opioid epidemic

10 Locations

Our services cover the 10 county region of Northeast Georgia. We operate 6 behavioral health outpatient clinics and 7 clinical sites for individuals with intellectual developmental disabilities.