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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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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Celebrate Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week

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This May, DeKalb Community Service Board (CSB) proudly joins the National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health (FFCMH) to celebrate Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week.  Children’s Mental Health Week provides the opportunity to focus on this important matter, while celebrating the accomplishments of children and families affected by mental health concerns. DeKalb CSB has… Read more »

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Celebrating Mental Health Month – Risky Business Theme Highlights Importance of Knowing When Behaviors and Habits Can Be Unhealthy

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When you or someone you love is dealing with a mental health concern, sometimes it’s a lot to handle. It’s important to remember that mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable. Yet, people experience symptoms of mental illnesses differently—and some engage in potentially dangerous or… Read more »

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Would You Know When You’ve Gone Too Far?

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Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable. But people experience symptoms of mental illnesses differently—and some engage in potentially dangerous or risky behaviors to avoid or cover up symptoms of a potential mental health problem. Sometimes individuals, especially young people, struggling with mental health concerns… Read more »

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Brighter DeKalb Foundation Selected as CBS46 Charity of the Month

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The Brighter DeKalb Foundation was selected as CBS46 Atlanta’s Charity of the Month for the month of April 2017.  The Charity of the Month is part of CBS46 Chief Meteorologist Jim Kosek’s 3 Degree Guarantee launched in March 2015. Monday through Friday on CBS46 News at 11, Jim delivers a guaranteed forecast that includes the high temperature… Read more »

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May Board Meeting Announced

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The May 25th 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… Read more »

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DeKalb CSB Employee Spotlight – Janel Allen, Child & Adolescent System of Care Coordinator

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As we celebrate May is Mental Health Month, we are helping to spread the word that mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable. Oftentimes people, especially young people, struggling with mental health concerns develop habits and behaviors that increase the risk of developing or exacerbating… Read more »

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DeKalb CSB Employee Spotlight – Carol Calvert, LPC, DeKalb Addiction Clinic

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This April, DeKalb Community Service Board (CSB) proudly joins the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) to celebrate Alcohol Awareness Month.  Alcohol Awareness Month in a national call to action to focus on a comprehensive approach to promote recovery and reduce underage drinking. Carol Calvert is a full time clinician and therapist… Read more »

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Just Announced – TeleMental Training for Supervisors!

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Register now for DeKalb CSB’s newest training – TeleMental Health Supervision Training: Competent and Ethical Practice.   This training is specifically designed to meet the needs of mental health practitioners who are, or plan to deliver TeleMental health supervision. The workshop is scheduled for Saturday, March 25, 2017, 9:00 am – 12:15pm at the Bohan Auditorium. The… Read more »

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