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Update from Legacy Behavioral Health Services

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Legacy Behavioral Health Services will continue normal clinic hours from 8 AM – 5 PM in our Lowndes, Cook, and Tifton outpatient clinics. Legacy Behavioral Health Services continues to offer telehealth services and face-to-face services. Legacy Behavioral Health Services advises all staff and consumers to follow current CDC COVID-19 guidelines.
In the event of a behavioral health crisis, our 24/7 Crisis Center is located at 3116 North Oak Street Ext. Valdosta, GA 31602 or you may call the Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL) at 1-800-715-4225.

Legacy Behavioral Health Services and Lowndes County Host Mental Health First Aid Training Series

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Legacy Behavioral Health Services and Lowndes County Board of Commissioners Host Mental Health First Aid Training Series

In coordination with the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Region 4 Field Office, Legacy Behavioral Health Services and Lowndes County Board of Commissioners will host a series of Mental Health First Aid trainings beginning in April running through July. Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training course designed to give members of the public key skills to help someone who is experiencing a mental health crisis.

The first training course will be held Thursday, April 22 followed by Wednesday, May 5, Tuesday, June 8 and Wednesday, July 14. Each training will be from 8am-5pm at the Lowndes County Emergency Operations Center located at 250 Douglas Street, Valdosta, Georgia.

“We are delighted to be able to work with our community partners in providing Mental Health First Aid trainings to the communities we serve. This training provides vital information on how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders,” said Pam Cartwright, CEO of Legacy Behavioral Health Services.

Individuals who enroll in local Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses learn a 5-step action plan to help loved ones, colleagues, neighbors and others cope with mental health or substance use problems. MHFA is similar to traditional First Aid and CPR; MHFA is designed to help provided to a person developing a mental health problem or experiencing a crisis until professional treatment is obtained or the crisis resolves. Mental Health First Aid is an evidence-based public education and prevention tool – it improves the public’s knowledge of mental health and substance use problems and connects people with care for their mental health or substance use problems.

“It is important to make trainings like these available in our community,” said Lowndes County Chairman Bill Slaughter.  The mental health of our citizens is a major focus of the commissioners and we are proud to partner with the Department of Behavioral Health and Development Disabilities as well as Legacy Behavioral Health Services to make it happen,” said Slaughter.

While the Mental Health First Aid trainings are free, space is limited and registration is required.

To register email Jennifer Dunn at Lunch will be provided.

For more information visit Mental Health America of Georgia’s website – www.MHAGEORGIA.ORG or

#MHFA, #MentalHealth, #BeTheDifference

Zoom Recruitment Event

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Are you ready to begin the most exciting and rewarding career of your life? Join us on Thursday, October 22nd via Zoom for our Fall Online Recruitment Event!

Here at Legacy, we are serious about personal safety, and we recognize that at-this-time, in person events are no longer a reality.  However, job searches must go on and as a solution we are offering this special online event. During the open forum, you will have the opportunity to ask questions about all our open positions.

Follow these easy steps to register:

  • Contact HR via email at to establish a link
  • HR will send the link invite to your email address
  • Click on the invite to confirm
  • On October 22nd, simply click on calendar reminder and follow the instructions

Open Positions:

Licensed Therapist, Full Time, Tifton MH, Tifton, GA

Licensed Therapist, Full Time, Lowndes County, GA

Security Officer, Full Time, BHCC, Lowndes County, GA

Cook, BHCC, Part Time, Valdosta, GA

Human Service Tech, Full Time, 2nd Shift, Tifton, GA

Human Service Tech, Full Time, Residential Services, Lowndes

Human Service Tech, Part Time, Residential Services, Lowndes

Lead Maintenance Agent, Full Time, Days, Valdosta, GA

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Full Time, Days, Lowndes Outpatient, Lowndes County, GA

Pre-Service Coordinator, Full Time, Cook, Tifton and Lowndes County

Nurse Practitioner, Full Time, Days, Lowndes Mental Health Clinic, Tifton Mental Health Clinic


Phone: 229-242-0141


Press Release: Behavioral Health Services of South Georgia becomes Legacy Behavioral Health Services

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Behavioral Health Services of South Georgia becomes Legacy Behavioral Health Services


Valdosta, GA- January 9th, 2019- Behavioral Health Services of South Georgia, a provider of comprehensive quality mental health, addictive disease, and developmental disability services for 35 years, announces a name change to Legacy Behavioral Health Services.

“The new name reflects the organization’s longstanding commitment to the provision of high quality and affordable behavioral health services to the communities we serve”, states Pam Cartwright, CEO of Legacy Behavioral Health Services. Legacy has recently expanded to launch over a dozen new services, growing its workforce to over 400 employees.

Legacy functions within the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) community service board system and serves clients in Ben Hill, Berrien, Brooks, Cook, Echols, Irwin, Lanier, Lowndes, Tift and Turner counties.

Legacy Behavioral Health Services currently operates nine group homes, four outpatient clinics, and five developmental disability centers, and numerous community- based programs. Additionally, the agency operates a behavioral health crisis center at 3116 N. Oak St. Ext in Valdosta, GA.  The crisis center accepts walk-ins 24/7 and combines short term residential crisis intervention and emergency receiving capabilities.

“The new name, Legacy, reflects the organization’s continued commitment to providing a “Legacy of Hope” for healing and recovery for our consumers and their families,” by providing excellent treatment, services and education in the areas of behavioral health and developmental disabilities, said Cartwright.  To learn more, visit


Media Contact: Logan Schunhoff

CCO Roz Johnson Delivers 4th Annual Mindfulness Presentation

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BHSGA’s Chief Clinical Officer Roz Johnson is pictured with members of Eric Lee’s “Consumers in Action” group after delivering her 4th Annual Mindfulness Presentation on October 25th. The group welcomed Mrs. Johnson and performed a medley recovery-based, original songs composed by the CIA group. The CCO then engaged members in a meditation exercise with emphasis on each of the five senses. “We thank Mrs. Johnson for taking time out of her busy day to speak to us about mindfulness,” stated Eric Lee.

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