School Based Mental Health Programs

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School-based mental health

School Based Mental Health Programs

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. 

Youth receive school based-individual and/or group counseling, and case management services from master level licensed and/or licensed eligible clinicians. Referrals for additional resources, including more intensive behavioral health services are provided as needed.

The APEX Program delivers school-based services to children and youth in 5 of the 30 Title 1 schools within Fulton County. Schools currently serviced are: Banneker High School, Heritage Elementary, Creekside High School, Asa Hilliard Elementary, and Forrest Hills Academy. Services include psychosocial interventions, crisis response, individual and group therapy, and care coordination.

The Georgia Apex Project has three primary objectives:

  • Provide greater access to mental health services for students
  • Provide for the early detection of the mental health needs of students
  • Sustain increased coordination between Georgia's community mental health providers, local schools, and school districts where they reside  

What types of payment are accepted?    

  • Uninsured clients are funded by state contracted services
  • Insurance accepted: Amerigroup, CareSource, Cenpatico, Medicaid, Wellcare, and private insurances may vary.