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FRIDAY, DEC. 23 – CLOSED
MONDAY, DEC. 26 – CLOSED
MONDAY, JAN. 2 – CLOSED

Contact 404-892-4646 for immediate assistance.
If your matter is life threatening call 911.

Happy Holidays!


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5 Ways to Support Mental Health in your Community

DeKalb Community Service Board is your connection to community mental health support. We know that everyone has mental health and that where mental illness exists, there is help. Our experience tells us that there is hope and recovery is possible.

We rely on your generosity to help us make this a reality. When you give to the Brighter DeKalb Foundation you become part of positive change in our community.

The Brighter DeKalb Foundation is a nonprofit organization in metro-Atlanta, Georgia, established to promote, advance and support the behavioral health and developmental disability services provided by DeKalb Community Service Board (CSB).

Your contribution impacts thousands of lives – whether individuals are seeking urgent mental health support, housing or family support or simply seeking to improve their lives.  Join us by supporting these services to bring hope and a brighter future to youth and adults in our community.

We hope that these ideas inspire you this holiday season. If you’re looking to keep the giving spirit going, please consider us as your charity partner for 2017!  Contact us at info@dekcsb.org to learn more.

Together, we can create a community in which disabilities no longer limit potential!

5-ways-to-support-holiday-season1. Give the gift of recovery, hope and health by donating today!

  • Give Online – www.BrighterDeKalbFoundation.org
  • Donate by Phone – 404-508-7875
  • Give by Check – Make checks payable to the Brighter DeKalb Foundation and mail them to 445 Winn Way, Room 474, Decatur, GA 30030
  • Donate Goods – 404-508-7875

2.  Share your voice!

We encourage our community to speak out about their own experiences, share their point of view with others and take action.  By lending your support you can show that this cause is important to you and desperately needed for millions of Americans.

3.  Bring holiday giving to work.

Adopt a charity by incorporating the Brighter DeKalb Foundation and DeKalb CSB into your holiday activities.  Collect cash, toiletries, coats or other items to donate to DeKalb CSB.  Review our Agency Needs List for ideas.

4.  Become a volunteer!

Get a group (10 or more) together for a service project.  Current opportunities include projects such as painting and landscaping at our homes for individuals with developmental disabilities.  Currently there are no individual volunteer opportunities available.

5.  Spread awareness!

Mental health issues in our communities are complex and challenging; but, by coming together and increasing our understanding and raising awareness, we can make a difference!  By supporting and talking about mental health you help to break down misconceptions and promote recovery and healthy communities.  Start by following and sharing our stories on DeKalb CSB Facebook, Brighter DeKalb Foundation Facebook and Twitter.

 

 

 


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Surgeon General Issues Landmark Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health

A new Surgeon General’s report finds alcohol and drug misuse and severe substance use disorders, commonly called addiction, to be one of America’s most pressing public health concerns.  Nearly 21 million Americans – more than the number of people who have all cancers combined – suffer from substance use disorders.

“Alcohol and drug addiction take an enormous toll on individuals, families, and communities,” said U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy. “Most Americans know someone who has been touched by an alcohol or a drug use disorder. Yet 90 percent of people with a substance use disorder are not getting treatment. That has to change.”

This report, Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health, marks the first time a U.S. Surgeon General has dedicated a report to substance misuse and related disorders. The report addresses alcohol, illicit drugs, and prescription drug misuse, with chapters dedicated to neurobiology, prevention, treatment, recovery, health systems integration and recommendations for the future. It provides an in-depth look at the science of substance use disorders and addiction, calls for a cultural shift in the way Americans talk about the issue, and recommends actions we can take to prevent and treat these conditions, and promote recovery.

Download the report here.


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Crossroads Holiday Bazaar

Shop homemade this holiday season at Crossroad’s Holiday Bazaar.

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Friday, December 9, 2016
9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Bohan Auditorium
445 Winn Way
Decatur, Georgia 30030

Purchase original art, jewelry and handcrafts created by individuals receiving services from DeKalb CSB.

For more information contact 404-370-7460.

Crossroad’s is a program of DeKalb CSB that provides recovery focused peer services to adults diagnosed with mental illness. The program promotes socialization, recovery, self-advocacy, and community living skills. Click here to learn more about DeKalb CSB’s Crossroads Program.


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Brighter DeKalb Foundation to Participate in Georgia Gives Day – 11/17/16

The Brighter DeKalb Foundation will be participating in the 5th annual Georgia Gives Day on November 17, 2016, in an effort to raise funding to serve individuals receiving behavioral health and developmental disability services provided by the DeKalb Community Service Board (CSB).

The mission of Georgia Gives Day is to inspire individuals to donate to participating nonprofits with the goal of raising as much money as possible within a 24-hour period. GAgivesday.org makes donating easy by organizing hundreds of nonprofits across the state onto one website, providing the information people need to select a cause or charity of their choice, and enabling online donations by credit card or e-check.

The Brighter DeKalb Foundation is a nonprofit organization in metro-Atlanta that supports the behavioral health and developmental disability services provided by the DeKalb CSB. DeKalb CSB provides a full range of community-based public mental health, developmental disability and substance abuse services in DeKalb County, Georgia. Donations made to the Brighter DeKalb Foundation will fund developmental disability and behavioral health programs, which provided services to more than 11,000 uninsured and underinsured youth and adults in 2015.

To learn more about how to you can donate to the Brighter DeKalb Foundation and to learn more about Georgia Gives Day, please visit www.gagivesday.org/c/GGD/a/dekcsb

About DeKalb CSB
Founded in 1994, DeKalb CSB is a public, nonprofit organization that provides a wide range of evidence-based behavioral health, substance abuse and developmental disability services. Through more than 20 locations across DeKalb County, DeKalb CSB serves more than 10,000 children, adolescents and adults annually to help them recover and resume productive lives. DeKalb CSB employs more than 500 staff, and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Learn more about DeKalb Community Service Board at www.dekcsb.org.

About Brighter DeKalb Foundation
Brighter DeKalb Foundation is a nonprofit organization in metro-Atlanta established to help youth and adults reclaim their lives by supporting the full continuum of behavioral health and developmental disability services provided by the DeKalb Community Service Board (DeKalb CSB).


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November Board Meeting Announced

The November 17th board meeting of the DeKalb Community Service Board is open to the public for those who are interested in services for mental health, addiction and developmental disabilities. The meeting will be held at 4:00 pm at 445 Winn Way, Room 421, Decatur, GA 30030.

The Community Engagement Committee meeting will be held in the same room at 3:00 pm and is also open to the public.

The Audit, Finance and Compliance meeting will be held in the same room on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 12:00 pm and is also open to the public.

For those with disabilities in need of assistance or accommodations to participate in the meeting, please notify Community Relations at (404) 508-7875.


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The 5th Annual FDHA Health Summit

Click Here to Register

The Fulton DeKalb Hospital Authority (FDHA), proud owners of Grady Health Systems (GHS) is sponsoring its 5th Annual FDHA Health Summit on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM at the Hyatt Regency Hotel at 265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30303.
The summit’s theme is “Building a Healthy Community: One Step at a Time”. The purpose of the Health Summit is to build a healthy community by sharing resources and solutions through various workshops, a town hall forum, and wellness screenings.

SUMMIT AGENDA & SCHEDULE

7:30 AM   Registration

8:15 AM – 8:45 AM  Opening Session

9:00 AM – 10:15 AM  Morning Session 1

Cancer | You CAN Win: Steps to Addressing Cancer

Obesity | Weight Matters

Mental Health | Mind Matters: It Takes Two to Tango

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM  Morning Session 2

Violence | America’s Challenge: A Movement to End Violence in Our Communities

Diabetes | Don’t Sugarcoat It

Heart | Give Me A Beat

12:00 PM – 1:15 PM  HIV Luncheon Panel: RED ALERT: Unmasking the Truth About HIV

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM  Town Hall: Good Health is Your Wealth


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See the Pulitzer Prize Winning “Proof” by Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company

Sunday, October 23rd at 7:00pm
Southwest Arts Center
915 New Hope Road, Atlanta, GA 30331

$15 Ticket Donation

NAMI DeKalb and DeKalb CSB have partnered with Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre at their final dress rehearsal for the award winning family drama “Proof.” “Proof” is the Pulitzer Prize and Tony award winning family drama about the relationship between fathers and daughters, mental illness, and the power of love.

All of the proceeds from the final dress rehearsal will benefit NAMI DeKalb and DeKalb Community Service Board.

Click here to purchase your tickets.


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September Board Meeting Announced!

The September 22nd board meeting of the DeKalb Community Service Board is open to the public for those who are interested in services for mental health, addiction and developmental disabilities. The meeting will be held at 4:00 pm at 445 Winn Way, Room 421, Decatur, GA 30030.

The Advocacy Committee meeting will be held in the same room at 3:00 pm and is also open to the public.

The Audit, Finance and Compliance meeting will be held in the same room on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 12:00 pm and is also open to the public.

For those with disabilities in need of assistance or accommodations to participate in the meeting, please notify Community Relations at (404) 508-7875.


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DeKalb CSB Offers Free Introduction to Trauma Trainings

Registration is Now Open!

Introduction to Trauma Training

Friday September 30th

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Friday October 7th
1:00pm- 5:00pm

Richardson Building – Bohan Auditorium
445 Winn Way
Decatur, Georgia  30030

Presenter: Funda Yilmaz, LPC
Cost: Free

This free training is for individuals without a clinical background.  

No CEU’s are offered for this course.

Participants will be provided with:

  • an overview of the impact of trauma on the development and behavior of children for non-clinical child welfare, educational and law enforcement professionals,
  • an overview about ways professionals can respond to traumatized children and families in a trauma-sensitive manner for non-clinical child welfare, educational and law enforcement professionals,
  • resources about nationally available resources for traumatized populations.

Learn More.


Mailing: PO Box 1648, Decatur, GA 30031
General information: 404.294.3834
Appointments, referrals and crisis support: 404.892.4646

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