Behavioral Health Resources
Links & Resources
Georgia Board of Nursing (GBON) is responsible for the regulation and licensure of registered professional nurses and advanced practice registered nurses.
Georgia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities - (DBHDD) provides treatment and support services to people with mental illnesses and addictive diseases, and support to people with mental retardation and related developmental disabilities.
Georgia Nurses Association (GNA) is the state’s largest professional nursing association for registered nurses in all practice settings.
Georgia Statewide Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) is a complex, multi-disciplinary effort which responds to the supply and distribution of health professionals in rural and underserved areas of the state
KidsNet Georgia is a family-driven, youth-guided and community supportive approach for serving youth, and their families, with serious emotional disturbances and addictive disease in their own community.
Georgia Association of Community Service Boards (GACSB) vision is to achieve healthy communities which assure the highest potential quality of life for consumers of mental health, developmental disabilities, and addictive diseases services.
National Association of Social Workers, Georgia Chapter (NASW-GA) - NASW-GA promotes the image and interests of professional social workers and the people served by them.
The Georgia Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (GAMFT) - Its activities and membership are dedicated to the promotion of the profession of marriage and family therapy and the advancement of practices and principles which enhance individual and family well-being.
Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia (LPCA) is dedicated to the profession and the professionalism of Counselors in Georgia.
Georgia Psychological Association (GPA) represents psychology in the State of Georgia (over 1,100 members) and is recognized at the national level for its activism and breadth of activity.
Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association (GPPA) - The Georgia Psychiatric Physicians Association is a district branch of The American Psychiatric Association and is the only statewide organization representing Georgia psychiatrists and their patients.
Georgia Composite Medical Board (GCMB) - The GCMB is committed to ensuring quality health care for all Georgians by licensing qualified applicants as Physicians, Physician Assistants (including anesthesiologist assistants), Physician Residents in Training, Perfusionists, Respiratory Care Professionals, Acupuncturists, Orthotists, Prosthetists, and Auricular Detoxification Technicians.
Georgia Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists - The Board is charged by law with regulating the practice of professional counseling, social work, and marriage and family therapy in order to protect the health, safety and welfare of the people of Georgia.
Georgia Board of Examiners of Psychologists - The Board processes licensure applications and receives, investigates and adjudicates complaints issued against licensed psychologists.
Georgia Advocacy Office (GAO) - The Georgia Advocacy Office (GAO) is a private non-profit corporation. Its mission is to work with and for oppressed and vulnerable individuals in Georgia who are labeled as disabled or mentally ill to secure their protection and advocacy.
Georgia Department of Corrections (DOC) - The Georgia Department of Corrections protects and serves the public as a professional organization by effectively managing offenders while helping to provide a safe and secure environment for the citizens of Georgia.
Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) - The mission of the DJJ is “To protect and serve the citizens of Georgia by holding youthful offenders accountable for their actions through the delivery of treatment services and sanctions in appropriate settings and by establishing youth in their communities as productive and law abiding citizens.”
Georgia Department of Education (DOE) - The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) oversees public education throughout the state. It ensures that laws and regulations pertaining to education are followed and that state and federal money appropriated for education is properly allocated to local school systems.
National Alliance on Mental Illness Georgia (NAMI) - The purpose of NAMI Georgia, Inc. is to relieve the suffering and improve the quality of life for Georgians living with mental illness and their families.
Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) - The Technical College System of Georgia is a unified system of technical education, custom business and industry training and adult education.
National Institute of Mental Health - As the lead Federal agency for research on mental and behavioral disorders, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) envisions a world in which mental illnesses are prevented and cured.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration - SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.
The Carter Center - The Carter Center is committed to advancing human rights and alleviating unnecessary human suffering.