News

Highland Rivers Health is always glad to be a resource for the news media on topics related to mental health, substance abuse and addiction, and intellectual and developmental disabilities. For media inquiries, contact:

Mike Mullet
Community Relations Director
(770) 265-4250
michaelmullet@highlandrivers.org

Learn more about Highland Rivers Health
Highland Rivers Health at-a-glance fact sheet
Highland Rivers Health - 2018 Overview of Services
Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Community Report

Highland Rivers Health news releases and byline articles

2018

November 19, 2018
Highland Rivers Health governing board welcomes two chiefs of police as board members
News release

November 14, 2018
Winter blues: understanding seasonal affective disorder
Byline by Highland Rivers CEO Melanie Dallas

November 1, 2018
Media violence can have negative impact on the developing brain
Byline by Highland Rivers CEO Melanie Dallas

October 17, 2018
Young people at increased risk of addiction, health problems from vaping
Byline by Highland Rivers CEO Melanie Dallas

September 19, 2018
Women’s Outreach program celebrates 20 years of recovery
Byline by Highland Rivers CEO Melanie Dallas

September 5, 2018
National Recovery Month proclaims, affirms recovery is always possible
Byline by Highland Rivers CEO Melanie Dallas in recognition of National Recovery Month

August 15, 2018
Operation Not Forgotten helps veterans address mental health
Byline by Highland Rivers CEO Melanie Dallas

August 1, 2018
RESPECT Institute graduates transform lived experience into education and advocacy
Byline by Highland Rivers CEO Melanie Dallas

July 19, 2018
Highland Rivers Health governing board elects officers for 2019 fiscal year
News release

July 18, 2018
Minority populations face challenges, barriers when it comes to mental health
Byline by Highland Rivers CEO Melanie Dallas in recognition of Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

June 20, 2018
As suicide increases in the U.S., education is critical to prevention
Byline by Highland Rivers CEO Melanie Dallas

June 15, 2018
Highland Rivers Health to host community town hall on youth and mental health June 15
News release

June 6, 2018
Top athletes with mental health problems encourage men to ask for help when they need it
Byline by Highland Rivers CEO Melanie Dallas in recognition of Men's Health Month

May 18, 2018
Governor, lawmakers support critical behavioral health services in 2019 budget
Byline by Highland Rivers CEO Melanie Dallas

May 1, 2018
Effective treatment can change the life of a child suffering from mental illness
Byline by Highland Rivers CEO Melanie Dallas in recognition of Children's Mental Health Awareness Week

April 15, 2018
The most widely abused drug may not be what you think
Byline by Highland Rivers CEO Melanie Dallas in recognition of National Alcohol Awareness Month

April 4, 2018
Assertive community treatment helps individuals with severe mental illness live independently in their community
Byline by Highland Rivers CEO Melanie Dallas

March 15, 2018
Critical incident stress management teams help individuals, communities heal
Byline by Highland Rivers CEO Melanie Dallas

March 6, 2018
Whitfield Magistrate Judge Shanna Vinyard joins Highland Rivers Health governing board
News release

February 15, 2018
Georgia APEX Project brings critical mental health services to schools
Byline by Highland Rivers CEO Melanie Dallas

January 30, 2018
Nationally-renowned recovery advocate and motivational speaker Bill Carruthers joins Highland Rivers Health
News release

January 15, 2018
Accomplishments of 2017 lay groundwork for ongoing innovation in 2018
Byline by Highland Rivers CEO Melanie Dallas

January 1, 2018
Keeping some New Year’s resolutions may require help
Byline by Highland Rivers CEO Melanie Dallas

2017

December 1, 2017
As foster care placements increase in Georgia, intensive services offer hope
Byline by Highland Rivers CEO Melanie Dallas

November 15, 2017
NAMI an invaluable community resource for help with mental illness
Byline by Highland Rivers CEO Melanie Dallas

October 31, 2017
Highland Rivers Health governing board receives three-year accreditation from CARF International
News release

October 15, 2017
Advocating for mental health on Capitol Hill
Byline by Highland Rivers CEO Melanie Dallas

October 11, 2017
Highland Rivers Health receives three-year accreditation from CARF International
News release

October 1, 2017
It’s past time to erase the stigma of mental illness
Byline by Highland Rivers CEO Melanie Dallas in recognition of Mental Illness Awareness Week

September 15, 2017
Know the facts: suicide can be prevented
Byline by Highland Rivers CEO Melanie Dallas in recognition of National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September 1, 2017
September is National Recovery Month
Byline by Highland Rivers CEO Melanie Dallas

August 1, 2017
New state commission on children’s mental health could have wide-ranging positive impact
Byline by Highland Rivers CEO Melanie Dallas

July 18, 2017
Highland Rivers Health governing board elects officers for 2018 fiscal year
News release

July 15, 2017
System of care and person-centered treatment
Byline by Highland Rivers CEO Melanie Dallas

July 1, 2017
Meeting the unique mental health needs of veterans
Byline by Highland Rivers CEO Melanie Dallas

June 1, 2017
Peer support a vital part of recovery
Byline by Highland Rivers CEO Melanie Dallas

May 15, 2017
Working with the right therapist is important for recovery
Byline by Highland Rivers CEO Melanie Dallas

May 1, 2017
Mental illness in children and adolescents can be treated effectively
Byline by Highland Rivers CEO Melanie Dallas in recognition of National Children's Mental Health Awareness Week

April 15, 2017
Crisis stabilization a critical component of strong mental health system
Byline by Highland Rivers CEO Melanie Dallas

March 22, 2017
Highland Rivers Health names Franscica MgBodile, MD, Chief Medical Officer
News release

March 15, 2017
Supported employment program benefit individuals with disabilities, in recovery – and local employers
Byline by Highland Rivers CEO Melanie Dallas

March 7, 2017
Highland Rivers Health governing board welcomes two new members
News release

March 1, 2017
Individuals with disabilities deserve opportunity to live independently
Byline by Highland Rivers CEO Melanie Dallas in recognition of National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

February 15, 2017
Understanding substance use disorders
Byline by Highland Rivers CEO Melanie Dallas

February 1, 2017
Talking about mental illness
Byline by Highland Rivers CEO Melanie Dallas

January 1, 2017
Don't forget mental health in New Year's resolutions
Byline by Highland Rivers CEO Melanie Dallas

2016

November 1, 2016
Highland Rivers Health names Laura Citron Director of Business Development
News release

September 7, 2016
Highland Rivers Health names Debbie Strotz Chief Operating Officer
News release

September 1, 2016
People can - and do - recover from mental illness and addiction
Byline by Highland Rivers CEO Melanie Dallas in recognition of National Recovery Month

July 11, 2016
Highland Rivers Health governing board elects officers for 2017 fiscal year
News release

June 7, 2016
Highland Rivers names Debbie Strotz Director of Operations and Recovery Services
News release

May 1, 2016
Mental illness in children is real - and treatable
Byline by Highland Rivers CEO Melanie Dallas in recognition of National Children's Mental Health Awareness Week

April 8, 2016
System of Care conference to explore new paradigm of youth mental health and substance abuse treatment, April 14 at Cartersville Civic Center
News release

January 28, 2016
Highland Rivers offering free HIV and Hepatitis C testing, Saturday, February 13
News release

January 20, 2016
Highland Rivers Health names Nizamuddin Khaja, MD, Chief Medical Officer
News release

2015

December 30, 2015
Highland Rivers Health to open new resiliency support clubhouse in Cartersville week of January 4
News release

December 10, 2015
Highland Rivers Health names Erica Collins Director of Human Resources
News release

November 17, 2015
Highland Rivers Health names Mike Mullet community relations director
News release