Special-needs adults program accepting applications for volunteers

SUWANEE - The Next Stop Foundation Inc. is accepting applications for volunteers to help with an afternoon program for special-needs adults.

Assistance is needed to help members carry out activities, such as working on crafts, participating in recreational activities, socializing with other members or participating in games.

A two- to four-hour commitment per week is requested.

The Next Stop is also looking for volunteers with special skills such as gardening, woodworking, sports or exercise, cooking and more that they can share on a once-a-month basis.

The Next Stop is located in the Suwanee Sports Academy, 3640 Burnette Road. The group meets from 1 to

5 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays.

All inquiries should be directed to The Next Stop president Vicki LaRoche at 404-932-3953 or 404-822-7068, or by e-mailing vicki@thenextstop.org

Visit www.thenextstop.org to get a better understanding of The Next Stop's goals and commitment.

Gwinnett Medical earns second accreditation for Chest Pain Center

LAWRENCEVILLE - Gwinnett Medical Center's Chest Pain Center has earned accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers, according to a hospital press release.

The society promotes chest pain center models to address protocols, diagnosis and process improvement related to the treatment of cardiac disease.

The Chest Pain Center at Gwinnett Medical was first accredited in 2005; this is its second accreditation.

The center is located in the hospital's emergency department.

Psychiatry exhibition at Georgia State University to run through weekend

ATLANTA - The Atlanta chapter of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights has launched its "Psychiatry: An Industry of Death" exhibition at The Student Center of Georgia State University.

The exhibit, which features 15 display panels that incorporate audio-visual presentations depicting psychiatric human rights abuses and carry statements from health professionals, academics, legal and human rights experts and victims of psychiatric brutalities, will be open to the public through Saturday.

The 185-foot, state-of-the-art exhibit exposes psychiatry as an industry driven entirely by profit.

It traces the origins of psychiatry, the role psychiatrists have played in the oppression of minorities, the roots of their eugenics programs and the pivotal part they played in the Holocaust.

To arrange for a tour of the exhibit, contact CCHR by phone at 404-824-0092, by e-mail at cchr_atlanta@earthlink.net or visit www.cchrgeorgia.com.

- From staff reports