February 25, 2009 – The Georgia Department of Human Resources (DHR) is making use of the latest social media technology to reach more Georgians with important information about available human services, events and issues.
February 19, 2009 – The Georgia Department of Human Resources (DHR) Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Addictive Diseases encourages residents of the communities affected by recent severe weather to visit the Disaster Mental Health web site www.georgiadisaster.info.
February 19, 2009 - A tornado struck Southwestern State Hospital in Thomasville early Thursday morning, causing extensive structural damage but no injuries to patients or hospital staff. The mental health facility is operating under secured emergency conditions but is not admitting new patients at this time.
February 18, 2009 – Two requests for proposal – one for privatizing and consolidating forensic mental health services and another for privatizing and constructing a new psychiatric hospital – are being reviewed by the Georgia Department of Human Resources and will soon be resubmitted to attract prospective bidders.
February 13, 2009 – As the economy continues to decline and more people struggle financially, scams are on the rise again – including the resurfacing of the “Grandma Scam.” The Georgia Department of Human Resources (DHR) wants older adults across the state to be aware, as many scam artists often target seniors.
February 6, 2009 – The Georgia Community Planning Group (GCPG) for Prevention will have its first meeting in 2009 on February 10 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be at the Doubletree Hotel Atlanta Airport located at 3400 Norman Berry Drive in Atlanta.