Recently, Perry Wellness Center received two significant honors, as it was cited as the Region 6 Outstanding Behavioral Health Provideraward recipient and one of three providers receiving a Behavioral Health Exceptional Recovery-Oriented Service Awardfor the State of Georgia. At the Department of Georgia Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) Behavioral Health Symposium, held October 3 – 5 at the Lake Lanier Conference Center, Perry Wellness Center founder and CEO Stuart Perry accepted the awards on behalf of program.
Attending the conference along with Stuart were Pam and Amanda Perry, as well as Charlene Hayes, RN, Jackie Teasley, LPC, CPS, CPRP, and Karl Bond, CPS.
The annual conference is held to inform Georgia mental health and substance abuse professionals about best practices in the delivery of behavioral health services, as well as to recognized the efforts of exemplary programs throughout the state. Those in attendance at this year’s conference included Monica Johnson, Director of the Division of Behavioral Health, state Mental Health Commissioner Judy Fitzgerald, and Georgia Governor and Mrs. Nathan Deal, who were honored for their support of state mental health initiatives.
"We were excited to be included with these other top mental health providers in Georgia,” Stuart says. “We have had a good year at Perry Wellness Center, but receiving these top awards was ‘icing on the cake.’ We know that we are doing a good job with our peers, but to receive recognition by these top providers for our efforts was reassuring.”
Over the last two decades, Stuart has been recognized both statewide and nationally for his work in mental health advocacy, and Perry Wellness Center has received numerous awards for its efforts on behalf on individuals with mental health or substance abuse problems.
Congratulations for these latest honors!