Residential Program Fire Relief Fund Update

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On the morning of Saturday, June 3rd, DeKalb Community Service Board experienced a devastating fire at one of their Mental Health Residential Program properties.  Thankfully, while all of the occupants escaped without serious injury, eleven clients enrolled in the residential program lost their homes. In response to the Brookhaven Apartment Fire, Brighter DeKalb Foundation launched… Read more »

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Register to Walk Today!

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Join the Brighter Tomorrow’s Team to Raise Funds and Awareness to Help Change Perceptions Around Mental Illness DeKalb CSB is proud to be a sponsor of this year’s NAMIWalks Georgia. NAMIWalks is NAMI’s largest and most successful mental health awareness and fundraising event in the country! We invite you to #JoinTheMovement by joining our Brighter Tomorrow’s… Read more »

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Pause for National Moment of Remembrance

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This coming Monday is Memorial Day, a day we often acknowledge by shopping, vacations, the opening of pools and family cookouts.  We often forget what Memorial Day actually represents; a time to remember those who sacrificed their lives for their country, our freedoms, and the promise of a greater future. The many women and men who… Read more »

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DeKalb CSB Celebrates Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

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Minority Mental Health Awareness Month was founded in 2008 to bring awareness to the unique struggles that underrepresented groups face in regard to mental illness in the United States (US). Mental illness affects one in five adults and one in 10 children in America, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Furthermore, mental… Read more »

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DeKalb CSB Celebrates Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

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Minority Mental Health Awareness Month was founded in 2008 to bring awareness to the unique struggles that underrepresented groups face in regard to mental illness in the United States (US). Mental illness affects one in five adults and one in 10 children in America, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Furthermore, mental… Read more »

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Brighter DeKalb Foundation Launches Residential Program Fire Relief Fund

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DECATUR, Georgia – June 6, 2017 – On the morning of Saturday, June 3, 2017, fire destroyed DeKalb CSB’s residential housing units located at a Brookhaven apartment complex.  DeKalb CSB currently leases units in the complex for many clients enrolled in the agency’s Mental Health Residential Program. In all, 11 clients were displaced from their homes… Read more »

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An Inside Look at DeKalb CSB Support Services Department

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Raising the Bar in Customer Service DeKalb Community Service Board’s Support Services Department is responsible for operating and maintaining DeKalb CSB facilities and property.  This includes maintenance of the agency’s 67 vehicles and oversight of the agency’s 22 locations, including inpatient clinics, outpatient clinics and residential homes. The Support Services Department is an essential business… Read more »

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Exploring the Factors Behind High Rates of Mental Health Problems in Men

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Numerous researchers have recently stated that there is a silent crisis in men’s mental health. This is based on robust evidence that men have high rates of various mental health issues. These include elevated rates of suicide and substance abuse, as well as low rates of mental health service use. Sadly, male gender often intersects… Read more »

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July Board Meeting Announced – Correction

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The July 27th 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… Read more »

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Shop for a Cause. Purchase Your Macy’s Shopping Card Today!

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The Brighter DeKalb Foundation has teamed up with Macy’s for the Shop For A Cause Fundraiser.  Shop For A Cause gives you the opportunity to help support DeKalb CSB’s mental health, substance use and developmental disability programs. Donate $5 to the Brighter DeKalb Foundation and receive an exclusive savings pass to shop at Macy’s during… Read more »

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