Mental Health Issues

Know Your Rights

  • Do you have a Katie Beckett Medicaid Appeal pending? What to do...

    The medicaid agency is beginning to process Katie Beckett appeals that have been pending. Some appeals have been referred to private attorneys to represent the agency in the appeals. Read More

    Georgia Legal Services Program®
  • Information on Depression

    About 18.8 million American adults, suffer from a depressive illness. Unfortunately, many people do not recognize that depression is a treatable illness. If you feel that you or someone you care about is one of the many undiagnosed depressed people in this country, the information on this web page may help you take the steps that may save your own or someone else's life. Content Detail

    National Institute of Mental Health
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    Spanish / Español
  • Georgia Mental Health and Substance Abuse Resources

    The Division of MHDDAD serves people of all ages and those with the most severe problems. The MHDDAD regional offices are the contact points for people needing treatment for mental illness or substance abuse problems, support services for people with mental retardation, or substance abuse prevention services. Content Detail

    Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Addictive Diseases
  • Medicare and Your Mental Health Benefits

    This booklet explains: (1) mental health benefits and who is eligible, and (2) how payments are made in the original Medicare Plan. The document is available only in PDF format. Content Detail

    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
  • Mental Illness Fact Sheets

    Mental illness fact sheets on a variety of different mental health topics. Content Detail

    National Mental Health Association
  • Process for Involuntary Treatment of Mental Illness or Drug Addiction

    Under certain circumstances, as ordered by a judge of the Probate Court or Superior Court, Georgia law authorizes involuntary treatment of persons proved to be suffering from mental illness or drug or alcohol addiction. This document provides basic information about this process and offers an outline of Important Code Sections, Involuntary Treatment Standards for inpatient treatment and outpatient treatment and Involuntary Treatment Proceedings. Content Detail

    Athens-Clarke County Probate Court
  • Self-Help Assistance for Mental Health Consumers

    Helps connect individuals to self-help and advocacy resources, and offers expertise to self-help groups and other peer-run services for mental health consumers. Content Detail

    National Mental Health Consumers' Self-Help Clearinghouse
  • When Someone with Mental Illness is Arrested in Georgia

    This handbook is designed for anyone who wants information about helping a person with mental illness who is arrested in Georgia. Although there are general procedures within the criminal justice system that apply everywhere in the state, there are many facets of the justice system that vary from county to county. Furthermore, in some areas ( ie, Atlanta, Decatur, Savannah) there may be city systems as well. It can be very confusing, especially to someone who has never been involved with the criminal justice system before. The purpose of this handbook is to allow you to ask the right questions to get the information you need, should allow you to help bring the information you have to the attention of the court system to bring about a better resolution to the criminal case. Content Detail

    Georgia Public Defender Standards Council, Mental Health Advocacy Division