Grading the States 2006
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Grading the States 2006: Georgia

Georgia

Report Card

Overall Grade:

D

Category Grades:

Infrastructure:

D

Information Access:

D

Services:

D+

Recovery Supports:

D
 

Spending, Income, & Rankings

 

 

National Rank

Per Capita Mental Health Spending

$49.88

44

Per Capita Income

$27,953

28

Total Mental Health Spending (in millions)

$430

20

Suicide Rank
37
(tied with Texas)
 

Recent Innovations

  • National model for certified peer specialists
  • Crisis Intervention Team training curriculum
  • "Double Trouble for Recovery" for mental illness and substance abuse
  • Unified transportation system for rural areas
 

Urgent Needs

  • Funding
  • Dollar-for-dollar reinvestment
  • Expand Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) and other evidence-based practices
  • Eliminate restricted access to medication
  • Prescription feedback and education


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More Information

Grading the States 2006: Georgia - Narrative
Read the full narrative from NAMI's report on Georgia's health care system for serious mental illness


Grading the States 2006: Georgia - Score Card
View the details of how Georgia scored on the criteria used by NAMI in evaluating its health care system for serious mental illness.


Other Resources

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State & Local NAMIs
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Grading the States 2006 Online Discussion
Share your comments, reactions, personal stories and ideas around NAMI's report on the state of America's health care system for serious mental illness.


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