Surgeon General Issues Landmark Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health

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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… 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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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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March Board Meeting Announced!

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The March 23rd 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… 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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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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TeleMental Health Training Announced!

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TeleMental Health Treatment and Ethics: What Clinicians Need to Know Saturday, March 4, 2017 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Presenter: Jeff Ashby, Ph. D., ABPP Bohan Auditorium, 445 Winn Way Decatur, GA 30030 Applied for Six (6) CEU ‘s approved for through the Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work. Register today for the TeleMental Health Treatment and… Read more »

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Connecting the Dots

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The need to provide meaningful education on the dangers of underage drinking and drug use here in Metro-Atlanta has never been greater. A few facts help to highlight that need: Alcohol and drugs are the leading causes of crime among youth. Alcohol and drugs are the leading factors in teenage suicide. More than 23 million… Read more »

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The 5th Annual FDHA Health Summit

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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… Read more »

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

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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… Read more »

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