News & Events

News & Events

News & Events

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.

On Tuesday, August 6th, we celebrated the opening of our NEW Ware Day Services Facility with an Open House and Ribbon Cutting with the Waycross-Ware County Chamber of Commerce. Clients played music, showed off artwork, shared stories, and met with several community leaders who came to support the event. We are thankful for those who attended and are appreciative of our partnership with our local Chamber. The new facility is located at 506 Brunel St. in Waycross and is open Monday – Friday 8am-5pm for Adult Mental Health peer support, supportive employment, group therapy, and more.

Ware Day Ribbon Cutting
Ware Day Robert
Ware Day Open House Quincy

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! To spread awareness in the community, Unison Behavioral Health has partnered with several establishments by distributing big green bows to display on their doors and windows. In the United States, almost half of adults will experience a mental illness in their lifetime. Half of all mental disorders begin by age 14; Three quarters begin by age 24. In the US, only 41% of the people who had a mental illness in the past year received professional health care or other services. Unison’s goal for Mental Health Awareness Month is to decrease the stigma surrounding mental illness and encourage those suffering to seek professional treatment & services. For more information about our services, please call us at 1-800-342-8168.

Wayx Fire

Pictured: Danielle Reid, Waycross Fire Chief David Eddins, Natasha Herrin, Allie Dixon

Waycross PD

Pictured: Natasha Herrin, Danielle Reid, Waycross Police Chief Tony Tanner

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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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