Find Therapists and Counselors in Decatur, GA

Find a Therapist in Decatur, GA

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About Decatur

Decatur is the government seat of DeKalb County, Georgia. The city was named after Stephen Decatur, a naval officer who fought in the War of 1812. It was incorporated in 1823. Decatur was recently ranked number one by Niche on its 2018 list of best places to live in Georgia. 

The city of Decatur has 24,000 people. The population is 67% white, 21% black, 5% Asian, and 4% Hispanic. Around 9% of people in the city were born in a foreign country, and 96% of residents are American citizens. Twelve percent of residents speak a foreign language at home. 

The median household income in Decatur is $81,600. The homeownership rate is 64%. Of adults age 25 or older, 72% have a bachelor’s degree. Over 15% of Decatur residents live below the poverty line.

Mental Health in Decatur

Access to mental health care is a major concern in DeKalb County. Individuals with mental health issues often end up in jail instead of appropriate treatment programs. According to the county sheriff, DeKalb County Jail is the largest provider of mental health services in the region. Between 15 and 20 percent of inmates have a mental health issue.

Since 2001, the county has been operating a Misdemeanor Mental Health Court to help reroute individuals with mental health concerns away from jail and into treatment. Individuals who enter the program must adhere to the treatment protocol, which typically involves medication and group therapy. Those who successfully complete the program have their charges dismissed.

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