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SCHOOL - BASED MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS | Print |

Banneker High School

Through the adoption of the Mental Health Task Force recommendations, Fulton County has made behavioral health a priority in the area of jails, homelessness, and school systems.  

The Fulton County Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities (BHDD), through grant funds from the State of Georgia, continues to provide clinical support to the school system with school-based therapists to address the behavioral health needs of students.   The Department received $214,121.65 from the State for the continued operation of the APEX Program.   This program delivers school-based services to children and youth in five of the 30 Title 1 schools within Fulton County.

Schools currently being serviced are Banneker High School, Heritage Elementary, Creekside High School, Asa Hilliard Elementary, and Forrest Hills Academy. Services rendered include psychosocial interventions, crisis response, individual & group therapy, and care coordination.   Having school based mental health therapists increases access to care and eliminates barriers to treatment.   The Department will continue to deliver school based services with APEX grant funds in 2019.