We are fortunate to live in the USA with some of the top health care in the world. Part of getting good health care is being an advocate for yourself and your loved ones. Be educated, Be informed, Be involved! Part of that is working with your physian, your counselor, your clinic, your hospital, your local NAMI.
The other part is being an advocate as our local, state and federal government decide what type health care we are going to have in the future. We need parity in health care.... illnesses of mind, brain, should be treated with same care and concern as if it were your arm, leg, lungs, heart. It's the control center for your body.
Our Goverment Officials have been elected by us, the people. They are there to hear us and work on our behalf. Be vocal, be vigilent, let your opinion be heard. Let your NAMI Cobb Leader know you concerns. Let Government Officials know your concerns. Help educate your elected officials to help those with mental illnesses.
CHECK www.georgia.gov for direct links and updates on state representatives
Governor Nathan Deal, 203 State Capitol, Atlanta, GA 30334, Phone 404-656-1776, FAX 404-657-7332, www.gov.state.ga.us
Lt. Governor Casey Cagel, 240 State Capitol, Atlanta, GA 30334, Phone 770-536-9998, FAX 770-539-9784
US Senator Saxby Chambliss, East Bryan Street Suite 620, Savannah, GA 31404, Phone 912-232-3657 Fax 912-233-0115 www.chambliss.senate.gov
US Senator Johnny Isakson, One Overton Park, Suite 970, 3625 Cumberland Blvd. Atlanta, GA 30339, Phone 770-661-0999, Fax 770-661-0768 http://isakson.senate.gov
US Congressman Phil Gingrey, 219 Roswell St., Marietta, GA 30060, Phone 770-429-1776, Fax 770-795-9551 http://gingrey.house.gov
US Congressman Tom Price, 3730 Roswell Road, Suite 50, Marietta, GA 30062, Phone: 770-565-4990, Fax: 770-565-7570 http://tom.house.gov or Canton Office, 100 North Street, Suite 150, Canton, GA 30114, phone: 678-493-6176, fax: 678-493-6161
US Rep. John Lewis, The Equitable Building, 100 Peachtree Street, NW, Suite 1920, Atlanta, GA 30303, Phone 404-331-0947 www.house.gov/johnlewis
US Rep. David Scott, District 13 (Home Atlanta) 127 Main Street, Lilburn, GA 30047, 770-381-0135, Fax 770-381-1823 http://davidscott.house.gov/
GA Secretary of State, Brian P. Kemp Office 404-656-2881 Call to find your state senator or representative
Georgia Insurance Commission - Ralph Hudgens http://www.inscomm.state.ga.us/home 404-656-2085 life & health division 800-656-2298 outside Atlanta toll free area main number
GA Department of Community Health 404-656-4507 - Call to express your opinion directly.
Governor Deal names Disability Services Ombudsman -Corinna M. Magelund, Governor’s Office of Disability Services Ombudsman A native of Camilla, Magelund comes with strong state government experience. She served in the governor's office under the Perdue administration and, most recently, the Department of Community Affairs, where she worked closely with the Governor’s Office of Disability Services. In this role, she will have the responsibility of promoting the safety, well-being and rights of individuals with mental, developmental, substance use and other disabilities. She will serve as an advocate for behavioral health and developmental disability community. Magelund earned her bachelor’s degree in speech communications with an emphasis in organizational communications from Valdosta State University. She is involved with the Chastain Horseback Therapeutic Riding Program and also been appointed a 5th Congressional District representative on the Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission.