Mental Health Links
Georgia Suicide Prevention Information Network (GSPIN)
This website has been created and maintained with a grant from Georgia's Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, Suicide Prevention Program to address the specific problems of lack of centralized information, communication, sharing of resources, and need for support for regional/local coalition building, creating a linked network of resources and activities.
The goal is to create and maintain a network for information flow, creating awareness and education by connecting survivor families and the suicide prevention community to prevention, intervention, and aftercare services, resources, training and activities that are happening around the state.
For more information please contact Joan Quinn at 706-369-6363 ext 3147
The Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) is an independent, nonprofit organization focused on advancing the quality of services providers use to meet their needs for the best possible outcomes.
CARF provides accreditation services worldwide at the request of health and human service providers. Whether you are seeking rehabilitation for a disability, treatment for addiction and substance abuse, home and community services, retirement living, or other health and human services, you can have confidence in your choice. Providers that meet CARF standards have demonstrated their commitment to being among the best available.
Georgia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD)
DBHDD is a State agency that provides treatment and support services to people with mental illnesses and addictive diseases, and support to people with mental retardation and related developmental disabilities. DBHDD serves people of all ages with the most severe and likely to be long-term conditions, including consumers with forensic issues.
Services are provided across the state through contracts with 25 community service boards, boards of health and various private providers, and through state-operated regional hospitals.
Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network
The Georgia Mental Health Consumer Network is a non-profit corporation founded in 1991 by consumers of state services for mental health, developmental disabilities, and addictive diseases. It hosts one of the largest statewide annual consumer conventions in the nation. The corporation evolved from a meeting of 30 consumer leaders held in Tucker, Georgia in October of 1990. And now has grown to over 4000 members across the state.
The mission of the Network is to promote recovery through advocacy, education, employment, empowerment, peer support and self help, and to unite as one voice to support the priorities set each year at the annual convention.
Mental Health America (formerly known as the National Mental Health Association) is the country's leading nonprofit dedicated to helping ALL people live mentally healthier lives.
MentalHealth.gov provides one-stop access to U.S. government mental health and mental health problems information. MentalHealth.gov aims to educate and guide:
- The general public
- Health and emergency preparedness professionals
- Policy makers
- Government and business leaders
- School systems
- Local communities
NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness) is the nation's largest mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons living with serious mental illness and their families.
The National Council for Behavioral Health
The National Council advocates for policies that ensure people who have mental health and substance use problems can access comprehensive healthcare services. We also offer state-of-the-science education and practice improvement consulting and resources to ensure mental health and addiction services are efficient and effective.
The Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has established a clear vision for its work - a life in the community for everyone. SAMHSA has sharply focused its mission on building resilience and facilitating recovery for people with or at risk for mental or substance use disorders.
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