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Below you will find news articles about ADMH or related to mental health and Press Releases issued by the department.

News Articles: Press Releases:

02/2012
Gadsden Times— "Students Against Destructive Decisions events on tap next week" 

WLTZ NBC 38— "Auburn University to host conference for young people with disabilities" 

Birmingham News— "YOUR VIEW: Who will care for the clients when mental health hospitals close?" 

Birmingham News— "VIEWPOINTS: Somethin' or nothin' for Alabama mental health system?" 

AL.com— "Opposition mounts for Mental Health Department plans in Tuscaloosa" 

Tuscaloosa News— "Hundreds sign petition in Alberta" 

Tuscaloosa News— "ALABAMA EXPOSURE: DHR cuts may cause federal grants to be lost" 

Tuscaloosa News— "Mental health chief's plan will hurt UA and Alberta, Tuscaloosa leaders say" 

Times Daily— "Probate judges concerned about closing mental health hospitals" 

Gadsden Times— "Bryce decision took many by surprise" 

Andalusia Star— "We care about our patients" 

WSFA NBC 12— "Restructuring Mental Health" 

Tuscaloosa News— "Tyner plans petition drive against mental health plan" 

Tuscaloosa News— "LETTER: Psychiatric hospital closure needs to stop" 

Business Week— "Mental health cuts by U.S. states risk boosting health costs" 

Times Daily— "State mental health head: Closings are necessary" 

Montgomery Advertiser— "Cuts protested: Legislature asked to rethink mental health funds" 

Tuscaloosa News— "Local lawmaker blasts mental health prison plan" 

AL.com— "More than 300 rally in Montgomery, urging legislators not to cut mental health funding" 

Gadsden Times— "Patients urge legislators not to cut mental health" *Reprint 

MSN Money— "Patients urge legislators not to cut mental health" 

WBMA ABC 33/40— "Protestors rally at state house hoping to keep mental health funding" 

WAKA CBS 8— "Mental Health Rally Held at Alabama State House" 

WNCF ABC 32— "Mental Health Advocates Rally State House, Ask Lawmakers for More Money" *Reprint 

WLTZ NBC 38— "Hundreds rally to raise mental health awareness" 

Tuscaloosa News— "Mental health advocates rally against funding cuts" 

Montgomery Advertiser— "Hundreds at rally urge protection of mental health funding" 

Tuscaloosa News— "EDITORIAL: The public has a right to know about changes" 

Montgomery Advertiser— "Advertiser Editorial: Protect Patients" 

Anniston Star— "No money, no services: Care for mental health patients shouldn’t be budget casualty" 

AL.com— "Talks on reuse of mental health facilities as prisons in early stage, governor says" 

Birmingham News— "MY VIEW, Alan King: Stunned by Alabama mental hospitals’ closings" 

Tuscaloosa News— "Prison chief, Bentley says mental health plan still in early stages" 

Gadsden Times— "Mental health facility sites eyed as state penitentiaries"  *Reprint

Times Daily— "Properly funded programs a must" 

Tuscaloosa News— "Commissioner cancels meeting to discuss mental health changes" 

AL.com— "Mental Health Commissioner Zelia Baugh misses meeting on cuts"  *Reprint

WBRC Fox 6— "State Mental Health Commish cancels meeting with Tusc. officials" 

WPMI NBC Local 15— "Searcy Hospital Closing Impacts Community" 

New York Times— "Alabama plans to close most hospitals for mentally ill" 

Tuscaloosa News— "Mental health commissioner to meet with Tuscaloosa leaders" 

Tuscaloosa News— "Deadline for transferring mental health patients may be delayed" 

Andalusia Star News— "Bowden: Skeptical of mental health closures" 

Birmingham News— "Alabama mental health agency says care won’t suffer because of layoffs, closures" 

WAAY ABC 31— "Decatur Hospital Closing" 

WAAY ABC 31— "Proposal would cut Ala. Mental health facilities" 

Gadsden Times— "OUR VIEW: Drastic mental health changes" 

Gadsden Times— "Bentley: Deadline for mental health closures, transfers could be pushed back" 

WALA Fox 10— "State plans to close Searcy Hospital" 

WKRG CBS 5— "Searcy Hospital To Close Its Doors" 

Montgomery Advertiser— "Greil Hospital to be closed under Department of Mental Health plan" 

Birmingham Business Journal— "More than 900 Alabama mental health workers to lose jobs" 

Birmingham News— "948 Alabama mental health workers to lose jobs" 

WBMA ABC 33/40— "New plan could release mental health patients" 

Decatur Daily— "Losing mental health" 

Times Daily— "Decatur mental health site faces closure" 

Tuscaloosa News— "EDITORIAL: State mental health plan is too dangerous" 

WIAT CBS 42— "Budget cuts force hundreds of mental health patients back into communities" 

Tuscaloosa News— "Four ex-Partlow workers reinstated" 

Tuscaloosa News— "Facility closings, budget cuts part of national trend" 

WSFA NBC 12— "Department of Mental Health proposes closing 4 of 6 facilities" 

WPMI NBC Local 15— "Mt. Vernon’s Searcy Hospital to Shut Down" 

Press-Register— "Searcy Hospital to shut down as part of statewide mental health closures" 

Gadsden Times— "Proposal would cut Alabama mental health facilities" 

Tuscaloosa News— "Mental health shakeup will have big impact on Tuscaloosa" 

The Republic— "Ala. Department of Mental Health proposes plan to cut all but 2 state mental health facilities"  *Reprint

Herald News Media— "Alabama Department of Mental Health Announces Expansion of Community Treatment Options"  *Reprint

Anniston Star— "Budget cuts for medical health" 

Tuscaloosa News— "Spokesman for mental health agency to retire" 

Tuscaloosa News— "Director braces for cuts in budget" 

Press Register— "Inspired by Beatitudes, L'Arche is refuge for adults with developmental challenges" 

Dothan Eagle— "Letter: Advocating suicide prevention" 

Tuscaloosa News— "EDITORIAL: Mental health services rely on adequate funds" 

Tuscaloosa News— "GOP leaders say Bentley’s budget won’t pass" 

Andalusia Star News— "Governor’s fix will be a bitter pill" 

Birmingham News— "Governor Robert Bentley vows that Alabama will live within its means" 

Tuscaloosa News— "LETTER: Cutting essential services harms us all" 

Tuscaloosa News— "Bryce Hospital will lay off 34 staffers due to budget woes" 

WAFF NBC 48— "Budget cuts could leave mentally disabled homeless" 

Tuscaloosa News— "Tuscaloosa hopes for continued help for tornado recovery from state Legislature (mention of new psychiatric hospital)" 

Tuscaloosa News— "Meeting to address bingo, sales taxes, tornado recovery (2 mentions of mental health)" 

Tuscaloosa News— "Construction underway on new Bryce hospital" 

Birmingham Business Journal— "Work begun on new $81M Bryce"  *Reprint

Birmingham News— "OUR VIEW: Legislature has much on its plate during new session" 

Birmingham News— "“Draconian” cuts could be coming for Alabama budget" 

WVUA 23— "Commissioner Zelia Baugh discusses budget concerns" 

02/2012
2012 Mental Health & Disabilities Legislative Day to be Held in Montgomery Tomorrow 

Alabama Department of Mental Health Announces Focus on Patients during System Transformation 

Alabama Department of Mental Health Announces Expansion of Community Treatment Options 

Mental Health Dollars Go a Long Way 



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