March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Approximately 4.6 million Americans are living with intellectual or developmental disabilities Over 145,000 Georgian adults have some form of intellectual or developmental disability Georgia House Bill 768 is passing through the legislative process, which allows those living with disabilities to establish a tax-free savings account for essential expenses (education, employment training, medical care, housing, and…

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Save Money on Your Prescriptions

Save Money on Your Prescriptions   FamilyWize, a long-time partner of United Way, helps make all FDA-approved prescription medication more affordable for individuals with high prescription costs through the free FamilyWize Prescription Savings Card. Over eight million people have saved on the prescription medications they need through the partnership. » Click here to find out how…

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Investigation uncovers state regulations jeopardizing care for thousands of disabled Georgians

By Matt Belanger – WSBTV – Atlanta A Channel 2 Action News investigation uncovered a state crackdown on Medicaid fraud is putting thousands of Georgians with disabilities are at risk of being cut-off from services. Whitney Fuchs heads the non-profit Georgia Community Support & Solutions, which operates 28 group homes and similar facilities for the…

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Talk Therapy Found to Ease Schizophrenia

Article based on a Study that Cobb/Douglas CSB participated in for two years: early treatment of individuals’ diagnosed with schizophrenia.   HEALTH Talk Therapy Found to Ease Schizophrenia By BENEDICT CAREY OCT. 20, 2015 John Kane, chairman of the psychiatry department at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, led a study on the treatment of…

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Got Drugs? – National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Got Drugs? – National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day September 26, 2015; 10AM to 2PM     The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. Locate a Collection Site – Search…

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September is Recovery Month, New Technologies for Whole Body Health and Wellness

New Technologies for Whole Body Health and Wellness (Aired: September 2, 2015) This episode looks at the use of new technologies that help people track their physical, mental, and emotional health. Innovations in health information technology and telemedicine have expanded the delivery of treatment and recovery services. New online tools for treatment and recovery such…

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September is Recovery Month, Healing and Empowerment: Families on the Road to Recovery

Healing and Empowerment: Families on the Road to Recovery (Aired: May 6, 2015) Engaging families in recovery can improve communication, reduce stress, and increase success. Family members are often critical providers of support, love, and care throughout the recovery journey. But they need their own resources and networks. They need to share experiences and get…

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September is Recovery Month – Preventing & Addressing Homeless

Preventing and Addressing Homelessness Among People With Mental and/or Substance Use Disorders (Aired: August 5, 2015) People experiencing homelessness can have great difficulty overcoming or managing mental and/or substance use disorders. Of the approximately 610,000 people experiencing homelessness on a single night in January 2013, 1 in 5 had a serious mental illness. Slightly more…

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