News & Press

04/24/17
Resilience

Movie and Panel Discussion Tonight at Athens-Clarke County Library ...


04/11/17
Sleep Problems Have Links to Mental Health

Roughly 60 Million Americans Suffer From Insomnia, a Sleep Disorder That Leaves Doctors Unsure About How Best to Treat It. ...


04/03/17
Nathan Deal Delivers State Address

Georgia Governor Says Georgia Will Explore Health Care Changes ...


03/20/17
Make Mental Health a Budget Priority

Assuring Patients Discharged from the Hospital Have All Needed Supports When Returning Home is Important ...


03/13/17
Book Club for Disabled Adults

Oswego Public Library District Supports Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities ...


03/10/17
Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - March 10

Free HIV Testing, Education and Empowerment ...


03/09/17
Affordable Care Act

Planned Medicaid Changes Put State Health System at Risk ...


03/07/17
Conference in Chapel Hill to Tackle Stigma Around Mental Illness

Addressing Stigma So That People Who Need Help Will Seek Help ...


03/06/17
National Developmental Disabilities Month

Activities Kick Off in Recognition of National Developmental Disabilities Month ...


03/02/17
Advantage Creates Youth Transition Program

New Program to Assist Young Adults with Independence and Stability ...


02/23/17
House Panel Approves Needle Exchange Bill

A Bill That Would Help Facilitate Needle Exchange Programs in Georgia Took its First Step Toward Passage ...


02/21/17
The Link Between Mental Illness and Cardiovascular Disease

Mental Illness and Heart Disease Are Often Found in the Same Patients ...


02/16/17
President/CEO Named for Athens Area Community Foundation

Athens Area Community Foundation Selects Sarah H. McKinney as President/CEO ...


02/13/17
What Parents Should Know About Teen Depression

Look for these signs and be proactive in addressing the mood disorder. ...


02/08/17
Free HIV Testing

Community Partners Host Free HIV Testing and Education at East Athens Community Center ...


02/06/17
Know Your Status

Free HIV Testing Available ...


02/06/17
Newborn Brain May Hold Predictors of Anxiety and Depression

Early predictors of anxiety and depression may be evident in the brain even at birth, new research suggests. ...


02/02/17
New Research on Treating Depression

A New Study Reflects that Diet May Be a Factor for Those with Depression ...


01/31/17
NCSU Video on suicide prevention wins an Emmy

Three NC State students who attempted suicide and survived, tell their stories to inspire hope and reduce stigma. ...


01/18/17
Grant Funding Provided for Community Initiative for Mental Health Services

Community Partners will examine how mental health issues are addressed in policies and in the community. ...


01/05/17
A Peer Recovery Coach Walks The Frontlines Of The Opioid Epidemic

Charlie Oen’s battle with addiction started at age 16 and now at age 25 and in recovery, he is helping others. ...


01/04/17
California Teen Creates PEER-TO-PEER Suicide Prevention Site

Nadia Ghaffari, a 17-year-old from Los Altos has launched a website for teenagers where they can find support from their peers. ...


12/15/16
Improved Access to Naloxone to Help Fight Opioid Epidemic

Governor Nathan Deal expands access to life-saving drug to address statewide opioid abuse ...


12/01/16
World Aids Awareness Day

December 1 is World Aids Awareness Day ...


11/16/16
Advantage Provides School-Based Counseling at APEX Designated Schools

Reading, Writing and Mental Health Care: Why Schools Need Added Services ...


10/17/16
Resiliency Clubhouse for Youth Coming to Athens

Advantage to Create Youth Clubhouse “Remix” opening in December ...


10/10/16
SAMHSA Substance Abuse Outreach Grant

Advantage Awarded $1.44 Million to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment ...


10/01/16
Friends of Advantage Promotes Mental Illness Awareness Week

Dine with Participating Restaurants to Show Your Support ...


09/30/16
Community Activities to Raise Awareness

Candlelight Vigil kicks off Mental Illness Awareness Week ...


09/23/16
Advantage Welcomes New Staff

New Chief Operating Officer, Director of Nursing and Community Relations Coordinator ...


09/23/16
Advantage Program Receives Award

"I Can" Peer Support Named "Best in State" ...


09/09/16
National Suicide Prevention Day

Help Spread Awareness, It May Save a Life ...


08/17/16
Fine Finish Boston Butt Sale

Reserve Yours Today ...


08/11/16
Friends of Advantage A Tea With Friends

Please Join Us! ...


06/05/16
New Patient-Centered Space in Athens

We are reducing our footprint from 3 locations in Athens to one. But we're not downsizing! ...


05/27/16
The Connection Between Mental Illness and Addiction

An Overview of Behavioral Health ...


05/24/16
Advantage to Centralize Services

Former Clarke School District Administration building slated to become Advantage's new home ...


05/20/16
Mental Health and Suicide Awareness Saves Lives!

How to Recognize Warning Signs ...


05/19/16
Volunteer of the Year Award Goes to FOA Board Member

Barbara Fogg, Friends of Advantage Board Member, Receives Recognition ...


05/13/16
Mental Health Awareness Focus in May

Integrated Health at Advantage ...


05/09/16
ARCH Celebrates Collaboration for the Homeless!

New Doors are Now Open ...


05/03/16
Mental Health Awareness Month in May

Mental Health in Children-Where to Turn ...


04/20/16
Advantage Interns Partner with FOA to Assist Clients

UGA Capstone Project Partners with FOA for Emergency Medication Fund ...


04/04/16
Spring Cleaning for Mental Health

Tidy up Money, Time, and Work for Your Mental Health ...


03/07/16
Friends of Advantage adDRESS a Need SALE

Store Location and Hours of Operation ...


02/23/16
Advantage APEX Hosts School Based Mental Health Summit

Collaboration at Work for Children & Adolescent ...


02/22/16
Volunteers Needed for Friends of Advantage adDRESS a Need SALE

A couple of hours of your time can make a difference in adDRESSing Needs! ...


02/12/16
Recovery Day at the Capital

Women in Recovery Empowered ...


02/08/16
New Walmart Partners with Advantage-Women's Services

Open Doors and Open Arms for Recovery ...


02/05/16
2016 Friends of Advantage Designer's Challenge & Top Model Results

Congratulations are in order...... ...


01/29/16
Friends of Advantage Fundraiser Features a Star in the Making

Hannah Baird-5 Time Top Model Star ...


01/28/16
Designer's Challenge & Top Model Competition Next Thursday

Tickets Available at the Morton Theatre ...


01/06/16
Friends of Advantage Upcoming adDRESS a Need Projects

We invite you to participate in the Designer's Challenge & Top Model, adDRESS a Need SALE, and Prom Scholarships ...


01/04/16
Foster Well-Being While Making New Year's Resolutions

Tips on Making Resolutions Successful ...


12/11/15
The Pilot and Anchor Clubs of Madison County celebrates the Holidays with Advantage Fine Finish

Holiday cheer was in the air as the Pilot and Anchor Clubs of Madison County spent an afternoon with Fine Finish. ...


12/02/15
Annual Meeting Held to Celebrate Advantage

Accomplishments and Partnerships of 2015 are Celebrated with a Year in Review. ...


11/11/15
Tomorrow is Georgia Gives Day!

We ask that you consider showing your support to Friends of Advantage on Georgia Gives Day, November 12th. ...


11/11/15
We Care About Our Veterans!

Wishing wellness to all those who have served our county. Happy Veteran's Day! ...


11/11/15
ACT presents Sergeant Anthony Schuble with a Certificate of Appreciation

Sgt. Schuble demonstrates a keen understanding and compassion toward the mentally ill in Athens. ...


11/10/15
Advantage Behavioral Health-Gro Industries Pink Out!

Courage, love, and hope....supporting a friend with breast cancer. Picture and Article courtesy of Herald Journal ...


10/20/15
Advantage Helped Me Deal with Life on Life's Terms

The day I delivered my husband to a Federal Prison comes to mind.... ...


10/09/15
Advantage Program goes to Washington DC

Several residents in our Women Services program attended the UNITE to Face Addiction Rally on Sunday, October 4th. ...


09/30/15
Definition of Wellness

Common characteristics seen in most thoughtful attempts at a definition of wellness. ...


09/04/15
The Tale of Two Mistys

A Young Lady Shares Two Sides of Her Life as She Finds Recovery and Healing. ...


08/21/15
Athens Recovery Fest to be held in September

The mission of Recovery Fest Athens is to provide people seeking recovery from addiction and mental illness information, services, hope, and the message that recovery is real. ...


08/13/15
Crossing the Hurdles of Autism

A testimonial of how a gentleman is crossing the hurdles he faces with Autism. ...


07/31/15
Shelter Plus Care Hosts Client Appreciation Picnic

Advantage Shelter Plus Care staff celebrates with clients for their hard work and efforts to maintain housing. ...


07/24/15
Client Testimonials: Responsible in Recovery

Life Stories from Advantage Clients in Recovery ...


07/20/15
WGAU LizTalk-Early Psychosis Intervention Collaborative (EPIC)

LizDalton interviews Joan Quinn and Will Warren about Early Psychosis Intervention Collaborative (EPIC), a new program with Advantage. ...


07/02/15
Advantage Receives Grant from Kaiser Permanente

Advantage was awarded $50,000 to expand integrated health programs. ...


06/19/15
Alcohol Prevention Video Wins Emmy

Advantage Partnered with TranterGrey Media Group to develop a video dealing with teen alcohol abuse. Please visit our video gallery to view the video. ...


06/12/15
Advantage Purchases New Home

Advantage Behavioral Health and Clarke County School District have entered into a purchase agreement for the school district headquarters property for $2,773,000. ...


06/10/15
Pilot Club of Madison County Celebrates Advantage Fine Finish

The Pilot Club of Madison celebrate with participants and staff of Advantage Fine Finish in Danielsville, Georgia. ...


06/02/15
Success Stories of Healing with Advantage Peer Recovery

Peer Recovery Assists with the Healing Process-Success Stories from Beth, Rachel, and Ruben. ...


06/02/15
WGAU LizTalk Interview -Mental Health Awareness

Liz Dalton of WGAU LizTalk interviews Joan Quinn, Director of Advantage's Child and Adolescent Services, to help promote behavioral health during Mental Health Awareness Month in May. ...


05/15/15
Celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month with Peer Recovery Program

Spotlight on Peer Recovery... Advantage promotes that no matter who you are, where you come from, or what you have been through in life, long term recovery is possible. ...


05/15/15
Celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month with Peer Support Program

Spotlight on Peer Supports....Mental Health Recovery in Peer Supports comes through seeing ourselves as the same as everyone else, not a mental health client. ...


04/30/15
Human Resources Department Receives Commissioner’s Award

Advantage Human Resources Department has been recognized as a recipient of the Commissioner’s Award for their performance in the FY2015 HR Audit. ...


04/30/15
Art Exhibit at The Last Resort Grill to Benefit Advantage

Michael Daniel will have his art on display, during the month of May, at The Last Resort Grill located at 184 W. Clayton Street in Athens, Georgia. Friends of Advantage will receive a percentage of the proceeds from the art sold during the Michael's show. ...


04/27/15
Advantage 1 of 3 New DBHDD Grant Awardees in Georgia

Advantage was recently awarded $334,000 from the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) to develop and implement a new treatment team approach for youth. ...


04/22/15
Pharmacy Changes...Village Drug Shop at Advantage

Advantage Behavioral Health Systems is partnering with Village Drug Shop to open a full service retail pharmacy at its main outpatient clinic in Athens, GA. ...


02/23/15
Celebrating Black History Month -- Sarah Breedlove Walker

December 23, 1867: Sarah Breedlove Walker, the first black female millionaire in U.S. History, is born ...


11/05/14
Advantage is Awarded 3 Year CARF Accreditation

Advantage Behavioral Health has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for a period of three years for delivery of behavioral health services. ...


10/12/14
FOA Annual Cruise In & Children's Carnival

Please mark your calendars and join us for the 6th Annual Friends of Advantage Cruise In & Children's Carnival on Sunday, October 19, 2014 from 1-4 PM. ...


08/29/14
Advantage Unveils New Logo Design

Today, Advantage Behavioral Health Systems offically launched the new Advantage Company Logo. ...


07/24/14
Emergency Solutions Grant Awards

Advantage was awarded five new and renewal grant awards to expand services to the local homeless community. ...


07/22/14
Advantage Elects New Board President: Doc Eldridge

On June 24, Doc Eldridge was elected as the Chairperson of Advantage Behavioral Health Community Service Board, an Athens-based not-for-profit community mental health center for a 10-county North Georgia region. ...


06/24/14
Advantage Wins Statewide Corrections Award

Advantage Behavioral Health Systems was awarded a coveted Partner Agency of the Year award for collaborative efforts with local Day Reporting Centers and Probation offices by the Georgia Department of Corrections. ...