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Public Information inquiries may be directed to 334-242-3417 or emailed to publicinformation.dmh@mh.alabama.gov. Below you will find press releases issued by the department and news articles about ADMH or related to mental health.
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11/2018
Supported Employment 

10/2018
Red Ribbon Week Celebrated across the State 

Substance Abuse Prevention Month 

09/2018
Alabama Department of Mental Health and Children’s of Alabama Awarded $2 Million Grant to Establish Pediatric Mental Health Network 

Courage for ALL 

Suicide Prevention Month 

Stepping Up Initiative 

08/2018
Recovery Month Celebrated 

My Smart Dose 

Strike Out Stigma 

07/2018
24/7 Addiction Helpline Available Now 

05/2018
ADMH Celebrates the Power of Art and Mental Health with the 13th Annual Capitol Showcase 

Alabama Department of Mental Health Celebrates National Prevention Week 

Children's Mental Health Awareness Week 

Mental Health Awareness Month 

04/2018
Autism Awareness Month 2018 

03/2018
First 5 Alabama Partners with Zero to Three to Tackle Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Challenges 

Alabama Celebrates Developmental Awareness Month with a Showcase of Success 

02/2018
Alabama Department of Mental Health Celebrates Kim Thornsberry as Honoree of 2018 National Award for Outstanding Mental Health Service to Deaf People 

01/2018
Attorney General Steve Marshall, Mental Health Commissioner Lynn Beshear and Acting State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris Announce Issuance of Opioid Council Report 

The ARC of Madison County wins National Award 

12/2017
Local Children's Policy Council Named National Coalition of the Year 

14th Annual “Tim Dollard Memorial Ride” to Bring the Spirit of the Holidays to Youth at ADMH’s Psychiatric Adolescent Unit at EAMC 

11/2018
Recovery Village — 3 Ways to Promote Veteran Mental Health on Veterans Day

NBC 4 — First Responders Share Their Mental Health Battles to Help Others

WSFA 12 — AL Attorney General Steve Marshall shines a light on suicide prevention

CBS 42 — Tuscaloosa county commission helping jail inmates with mental health issues

UAB News — UAB Student Counseling shed light on Suicide Prevention Awareness

NBC15 — Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama drops Oxycontin from covered drug list

PR Newswire — Behavioral Health Group Adds Fifth Opioid Treatment Facility in Alabama with Cullman Location

Decatur Daily — Mental Health Association to hold Alzheimer's program

Auburn Opelika Parents — SPECIAL NEEDS GUIDE 2018

Cullman Tribune — Cullman County Judges, DA, Look to Esablish Veterans' Court

WKRG — Man allegedly steals 1,000 opioid painkillers from central Alabama pharmacy

APR — Despite Warnings, FDA Approves Potent New Opioid Painkiller

Moulton Advertiser — LMC discussing Medicaid expansion

HealthCare.gov — Dates and deadlines for 2019 health insurance

CBS News — How to cope with effects of negative news on mental health

10/2018
Birmingham Patch — Sheriff's Deputies Equipped With Naloxone For Opioid Overdoses

Auburn Plainsman — Auburn City Schools earns high grade for security

Tuscaloosa News — WISH LIST: October 28, 2018| Where to donate in West Alabama

WAAY — Suicide Awareness Documentary Showing In Decatur

Decatur Daily — "Suicide: The Ripple Effect": North Alabama mother brings film with a message of hope and help to Decatur

NPR — A Rural Community Decided To Treat Its Opioid Problem Like A Natural Disaster

280 Reporter — Walk intended to shine light on suicide prevention

YellowHammer — Auburn veterans association, University of Alabama veterans association teaming up to raise awareness for high veteran suicide rate

APR — Opioid Deaths May Be Starting To Plateau, HHS Chief Says

AL Today — US health chief says opioid overdose deaths beginning to level off

Daily Mountain Eagle — Prescription Drug Take Back Day set for Saturday

News Courier — Job fair for people with disabilities set for Thursday

Times Daily — ARC of the Shoals to host open house

Tuscaloosa News — LOOKING BACK: October 22, 2018

YellowHammer — University of Alabama team wins $1 million grant to develop tool to combat opioid abuse

Montgomery Independent — Mental Health America to hold fundraiser and raffle at Taste in Hampstead

WBHM — A New Prescription For Depression: Join A Team And Get Sweaty

APR — Antipsychotic Drugs Don't Ease ICU Delirium Or Dementia

280 Living — 10th annual Out of the Darkness Walk to support suicide prevention

Cullman Times — WellStone Behavioral Health

Daily Mountain Eagle — Permanent drug take back boxes placed throughout county

Cullman Times — Town hall meeting to address opioid crisis

Cullman Times — (Our view) Community must unite against opioids

WBMA — Age of abused child affects why some victims develop mental illnesses, says UAB study

Healthline — How ‘Pill Shaming’ Hurts Those Who Take Medications for Mental Health

Demopolis Times — State candidates share platforms during voter education seminar

Auburn Plainsman — Speaking in order to listen: Auburn student opens up about battle with depression

Auburn Plainsman — Active Minds gearing up for Mental Wealth Week

Alabama News Network — Special Needs Children Benefit from Golf Classic

Cullman Tribune — Sensory- Friendly 'Mary Poppins' To Take Flight

Montgomery Advertiser — Mentors, volunteers, shine at River Region Ethics Awards

YellowHammer — New school safety and security legislative advisory committee holds first meeting

Auburn Plainsman — Architecture students, Rural Studio raise money for Mental Health Awareness Week

APR — Report: World Support For mental Health Care Is 'Pitifully Small'

Tribune Star — The need to discuss suicide, especially in rural America, is vital

ABC News — Hurricane Michael, other disasters can take lasting toll on children's mental health

WAFF — Victoria Jones to release new song at the Little Orange Fish Foundation’s MH fundraiser

Auburn University — Active Minds

MSN — Open date gives Clemson Tigers deserved mental health days

St. Clair News-Aegis — World Mental Health Day brings mental health awareness to the forefront

Times Daily — Raising awareness to end the stigma of mental illness

AL Today — Another chance to talk about mental health

Southeast Sun — CCC appoints three to South Central Mental Health board

AL.com — Alabama gubernatorial candidates offer differing diagnoses on Medicaid

AL News Network — Red Cross Shelter at Aldersgate Church Keep Storm Evacuees Safe as Hurricane Michael Makes Landfall

AL.com — Two years after Megan Rondini's death, Tuscaloosa SAFE Center opens

Pickens County Herald — Billion Dollar Funding Fuels Options for Opioid Epidemic

AL Today — VA data: Suicide rate for Alabama veterans up, especially for young veterans

Tuscaloosa News — LOOKING BACK: October 8, 2018

UAB News — Study explains why some childhood abuse vicitms devleop certain mental illnesses

News Courier — Free suicide- awareness training available

WSFA — New VA stats show AL Veteran Suicide rate higher than national average

WHNT — Little Orange Fish Presents: Feelings are Real, Expressions in Laughter

AL.com — Sexual assault calls double in Birmingham after Kavanaugh hearing

WKRG — Mark Your Calendar - Out of the Darkness Walk 2018

Montgomery Advertiser — Review: Brilliant describes ASF’s ‘Every Brilliant Thing

AL.com — Many public universities in Alabama require consent training

Andalusia Star-News — Career event designed to inspire youth

Crimson White — Mental health issues need more awareness

APR — Sexual Assault And Harassment May Have Lasting Health Repercussions For Women

Daily Mountain Eagle — Grant funding to enhance school safety in Alabama

Montgomery Advertiser — Early childhood mental health services potentially expanding in Alabama

Bham Now — Help your child navigate social media and mental health at Children’s of Alabama on Friday, October 5

AL.com — Are guns an answer to school safety? Here's what next Alabama governor says

Auburn Plainsman — Auburn to host free National Depression Screening Day event

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