American Psychological Association
Based in Washington, D.C., the American Psychological Association (APA) is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States. With more than 154,000 members, APA is the largest association of psychologists worldwide.
Cobb and Douglas County Community Services Board
Provides mental health services such as work initiatives and access to natural community support groups through the reduction of stigma.
Horticultural Therapy Institute
The Horticultural Therapy Institute provides education and training in horticultural therapy to those new to, or experienced with, the practice of using gardening and plants to improve the lives of others”.
Mental Health America – Schizoaffective Disorder
“Schizoaffective disorder symptoms look like a mixture of two kinds of major mental illnesses that are usually thought to run in different families, involve different brain mechanisms, develop in different ways, and respond to different treatments: mood (affective) disorders and schizophrenia”.
Mental Wellness Today
Published four times a year by Bill MacPhee, who himself has schizophrenia. Major feature articles, including features from past issues, are posted on the website.
National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery
Provides information for consumers and survivors so that they have a voice in the development of health care, mental health and social policies on the state and national level.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Georgia
NAMI works to achieve equitable services and treatment for more than 15 million Americans and their families living with severe mental illnesses.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia is a mental illness that affects 2.4 million American adults over the age of 18.
A non-profit community providing in-depth information, support and education related to schizophrenia, a disorder of the brain and mind. Includes forums for consumers, families and professionals.
Schizophrenia Bulletin seeks to review recent developments empirically regarding the etiology and treatment of schizophrenia. www.schizophreniabulletin.oxfordjournals.org
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Provides information on a variety of issues, conditions and mental health disorders and includes information on payment for mental health services and explains the rights of individuals on everything related to mental illness.
WebMD Schizophrenia Health Center
Provides an overview on schizophrenia with information on symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, managing and support/services.
The Joint Commission
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.
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The Gold Seal of Approval®
The Cottages on Mountain Creeks has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Behavioral Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective care.