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SPEAKING OUT TO HELP OTHERS DEALING WITH BEHAVIORAL HEALTH DISORDERS

WSB Radio Interview

 

Tonya Woods (Left) appears with her best friend Jacqueline Anthony on WSB ‚Äď AM Radio to discuss her experiences dealing with a behavioral health issue. ¬† ¬†Ms. Anthony receives services at the Fulton County Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities (BHDD), and she agreed to speak with one of Atlanta‚Äôs premier ¬†radio stations in May since it was National Mental Health Awareness Month. ¬† ¬†You can listen to the interview by clicking on this link - ¬†https://od-cmg.streamguys1.com/atlanta/atl750/20190610111704-060919PerspectivesfinalMentalHealth.mp3?awCollectionId=atl750-10&awGenre=talk&awEpisodeId=20190610111704-060919PerspectivesfinalMentalHealth

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HEALTH SERVICES AGENCIES COLLABORATE TO EDUCATE FULTON CITIZENS ABOUT SERVICES

LaTrina Foster

 ABOVE: LaTrina R. Foster, Director of the Fulton County Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities speaks to crowd at Citizens University

On the evening of Thursday, May 30th, the Fulton County Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities and the Fulton County Board of Health jointly hosted Citizens University at the Center for Health & Rehabilitation.   As part of a commitment to operate an efficient and effective government, the Board of Commissioners launched the Fulton County Citizens University.   It is a series of interactive courses offered to citizens, and taught by department heads and their staff.   Participants examine the same kinds of challenges faced by County staff to gain a fuller understanding of the business of local government.  

Volunteers

ABOVE (L - R): Lynnette Allen, Erika Williams - Walker & Monica Robinson volunteered to serve food & handle clean-up at the event

Since the classroom sessions for Citizens University are held in the evenings, each Fulton County department that hosts the event that month must provide dinner.   The classroom presentations are from 6:00 PM to 8:45 PM.   The students were amazed by the comprehensive services offered by both health agencies, and the presenters received excellent scores from attendees.   For more information about the program, email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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LUNCH & LEARN PRESENTATION OFFERS EXCELLENT INSIGHT ON HAVING A BETTER QUALITY OF LIFE

Guest Speaker  

ABOVE: Sylvia Franklin, Behavioral Health Clinician, gives a presentation on improving your quality of life at the Fulton County Government Center  

Since May is National Mental Health Awareness Month, the Fulton County Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities (BHDD) hosted presentations across the county educating the public on how to enjoy better mental health.   Sylvia Franklin, Behavioral Health Clinician, led a very insightful discussion titled "Living Your Best Life" with Fulton County Government employees on finding your purpose & inner happiness.   This presentation was a collaboration between the Fulton County Department of BHDD & Fulton County Superior Court Administration - Accountability Court.

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FULTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS SHOW THEIR SUPPORT FOR NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH

BOC MH Month Proclamation 2019

The Fulton County Board of Commissioners present a proclamation to the Fulton County Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities, and its collaborative partners throughout the county to recognize May as National Mental Health Awareness Month.

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FULTON COUNTY OPIOID COORDINATOR PARTICIPATES IN NATIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE & DRUG USE STUDY

 Opioid Coordinator Meeting

ABOVE (L - R): Lynnette Allen, Jason Tan de Bibiana, and David Cloud discuss opioid addiction and the criminal justice system, as part of a national study.

Lynnette Allen, Fulton County Opioid Coordinator, met with a team of researchers from the Vera Institute of Justice (Vera), a non-profit organization based in New York City that works to make the justice system fairer and more effective.   The researchers are writing a paper titled "Transforming the Criminal Justice Response to Drug Use", which focuses on how state and local justice systems are responding to drug use and the current overdose crisis.   Atlanta and Fulton County will be case studies for the reports because of the increasing number of opioid deaths.

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