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News & Events

News & Events

Temporary Observation Ribbon Cutting

Temporary Observation Ribbon Cutting

We would like to thank everyone who joined us for our Open House & Ribbon Cutting celebrating the new Temporary Observation Unit located next to St. Illa CSU. Temp Obs. is a 6 bed unit to asses/monitor individuals and transition them to other services within 24 hours. This service will benefit individuals experience acute crisis but that are not actively harming self or others at time of referral, those who are are risk of increasing psychosis due to medication instability, and those who are considered low acuity 1013 based upon initial screening. Anticipated Opening Date: November 11, 2019.

 

The ROOTS Clubhouse received its first donation today! Thank you so much to Mrs. Cecelia Gloss for donating this beautiful piano in memory of Mr. Mickey Gloss.

Also a huge thank you to Alvin Thrift & James Bowman for picking up and delivering the piano to the clubhouse!! We are SO thankful!

We are still looking for donations of other musical instruments such as bongos, tambourines, maracas, etc. Please let us know if you have items to donate and we will arrange delivery and/or pickup.

Mrs. Cecelia Gloss with piano
Alvin Thrift & James Bowman with piano

The Georgia Department of Public Health is issuing this health advisory to inform the public of the imminent health risks posed by electronic cigarettes or other vaping devices. Serious lung injuries, and in some cases death, have been linked to e-cigarettes or other vaping devices and the vaping products used in them. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state health departments are investigating, but the specific cause of the lung injuries remains unknown.

Please read the documents below for more information.

Health Advisory Electronic Cigarettes and Vaping DPH News Release - Second Vaping-Related Death

Unison Behavioral Health hosted a Recovery Celebration on Saturday, September 14th at the Trembling Earth Recreation Complex with more than 30 exhibitors and over 250 attendees. Volunteers made up of past and present clients of Unison distributed over 300 free hotdogs and drinks. The event started out with the National Anthem sang by Waycross Middle School 8th grader Amiyah Elam, followed by a Proclamation given by Mayor John Knox proclaiming the month of September Recovery Month in the city of Waycross. Johnny Mitcham of Destination Church served as the event emcee as also performed 2 original songs. The drama team from Remnant Church gave a touching performance about recovery, and the clients of Unison’s Garden Gate program for women performed a puppet show. A small award ceremony was held at the event, naming several Unison clients “Recovery Champions.” Speakers gave recovery testimonies and spoke about lengths of recovery. There were bounce houses and crafts for kids and the Waycross Fire Dept. brought a fire truck for kids to learn about fire safety – it was truly an event for the entire family! Unison would like to thank everyone who participated in the event, as well as the sponsors: Behavioral Health Link, Bethesda Recovery, Pepsi, and Coca Cola. We are looking forward to an even bigger event next year!

People at Event
People at Event

Mr. Charlie Davis was nominated as Unison’s Regional Community Collaborative (RCC) Champion of the year!

The Region 5 office part of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities hold an annual Regional Community Collaborative celebration every year in Savannah with the 4 Community Service Board (CSB) Providers in Region 5. Each CSB reviews their goals, needs and accomplishments for the year along with nominating someone from the community or collaborative that participates in the RCC meetings and goes above and beyond in their work in facilitating the RCC mission. Charlie was the natural choice this year because he was instrumental in helping the collaborative move forward and accomplish our goals.

Specifically, Charlie was an advocate and leader for both the Douglas Stepping Stones group and the mental health fair that was held in Douglas on May 18, 2019. Charlie and his staff helped organize the event and provided resources for the fair such as the location free of charge and the food. He and his staff also worked the day of the event, assisted with publicity, found sponsors for the event and distributed flyers to ensure the event was a success. Charlie attends all of our RCC meetings and is very involved and passionate about making the citizens of Douglas aware of the mental health and substance abuse services that are available to them and working to make those services better for them. Unison BH has been looking at ways to grow and expand services in Douglas and Charlie has been instrumental in moving that project forward with looking at resources the City has available.

Unison was honored to nominated Charlie for this award to recognize all his hard work and efforts in with the homeless project, the mental health fair and his efforts to help Unison reduce the stigma of mental health and substance abuse disorders and grow services for the Douglas community.

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Unison Behavioral Health is a leading provider of mental health, substance abuse and developmental disability services in southeast Georgia, serving residents in Atkinson, Bacon, Brantley, Charlton, Clinch, Coffee, Pierce, and Ware Counties. Unison Behavioral Health is not affiliated with the Unison Behavioral Health Group of Ohio.

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