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Mental Health information resources in Georgia


Updated December 06, 2003

State Mental Health Agency
For more information about admission, care, treatment, release, and patient follow-up in public or private psychiatric residential facilities, contact your State mental health agency:

Division of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse
Department of Human Resources
2 Peachtree Street, NW, Room 22
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404-657-2252
Fax: 404-657-1137
Internet: www2.state.ga.us/Departments/DHR/mhmrsa.html

Medical College of Georgia
Georgia Mental Health Network
Includes a listing of Georgia mental health resources
Internet: http://www.mcg.edu/Resources/MH/Index.html

State Protection and Advocacy Agency
Each State has a protection and advocacy agency that receives funding from the Federal Center for Mental Health Services. Agencies are mandated to protect and advocate for the rights of people with mental illnesses and to investigate reports of abuse and neglect in facilities that care for or treat individuals with mental illnesses. These facilities, which may be public or private, include hospitals, nursing homes, community facilities, board and care homes, homeless shelters, jails, and prisons. Agencies provide advocacy services or conduct investigations to address issues that arise during transportation or admission to such facilities, during residency in them, or within 90 days after discharge from them. Contact:

Georgia Advocacy Office, Inc.
100 Crescent Center Parkway, Suite 520
Tucker, GA 30084
Phone: 404-885-1234
ax: 770-414-2948
Toll-free: 800-537-2329 (Statewide)
E-mail: info@thegao.org
Internet: www.thegao.org

Family Support
The Center for Mental Health Services awards grants to statewide, family-run networks to provide support and information to families of children and adolescents with serious emotional, behavioral, or mental disorders. For more information, contact:

Georgia Parent Support Network
1381 Metropolitan Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30310
Phone: 404-758-4500
Fax: 404-758-6833
E-mail: susmith@mindspring.com
Internet: www.gahsc.org/directory/116.html

Health Care Financing Administration
The Health Care Financing Administration, which is part of the Department of Health and Human Services, investigates some complaints about treatment facilities that receive Medicare and Medicaid funding. For further information at the national level, contact:

Health Care Financing Administration
7500 Security Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21244-1850
Phone: 410-786-3000
E-mail: webmaster@hcfa.gov
Internet: www.hcfa.gov

You may also share your concerns with staff at the Health Care Financing Administration office in your area, which is Region 4. The regional office address and telephone number are:

Atlanta Regional Office
Health Care Financing Administration
61 Forsyth Street, SW, Suite 4T20
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404-562-7150
Fax: 404-562-7266
Internet: www.hcfa.gov

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