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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 

ADMH Encourages People to Take Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs this Saturday, October 28 

Decatur Daily — Facing court order, prison system seeks funding increase

U.S. News — Facing Court Order, Prison System Seeks Funding Increase — Alabama prison system seeks $50 million increase, mostly for inmate healthcare

Decatur Daily — State AG focuses on fighting opioid epidemic, sanctuary cities and illegal gaming

Yellowhammer — With 2018 election looming, Alabama lawmakers anticipate low-key legislative session

Times Free Press — AP study: Most big public colleges don't track student suicides

Alex City Outlook — Autism advocacy group names Whatley Legislator of the Year

Decatur Daily — Capital notebook: Funding depends on CHIP, prison lawsuit

Andalusia Star-News — KEEP IT REAL: Resolutions can be helpful if realistic — Alabama and capital punishment 2017: From the execution chamber to legislature

APR — Opioid Policy Becomes Personal For One Health Official After Husband's Death

WBRC — Addiction-fighting medication becomes more widely available through federal grant

APR — Pain Management Clinic Offers An Alternative To Opioids

Montgomery Advertiser — The fruits of crisis: Alabama's top political stories of 2017

WTVM — AL state senator honored at national Autism Law Summit

Tallassee Tribune — The Learning Tree’s Boots and Bow Ties fundraiser set Feb. 16

News Courier — Mental Health Foundation selling leaves for Tree of Life

Cullman Times — Year in Review (No. 9) County suicides on the rise while mental health care lags behind

Cullman Times — Temporary funding passed for children’s health insurance — Mobile area facing 'a community crisis' in psychiatric care

Times Daily — Juvenile justice reform expected in 2018 legislative session

YellowHammer — Alabama debates how much will be needed to fix mental health issues in its prisons

APR — Life Expectancy Drops Again As Opioid Deaths Surge In U.S.

APR — Fight The Opioid Epidemic, All Agree. But Strategies Vary Widely

Alabama News Center — Having a happy holiday with Dr. Josh: Coping with grief

WTVM — Recommendations by AL Juvenile Task Force could save state millions

WKRG — Alabama ALL Kids Program Will No Longer Accept New Enrollees After Jan. 1

WSFA — Holiday season can prove stressful for those with mental illnesses

Tuscaloosa News — LOOKING BACK: December 18, 2017

Trussville Tribune — Birmingham center aids people on autism spectrum

Times Daily — Mental health services need more funding

Decatur Daily — Fund mental health at acceptable level

News Courier — Funding for ALL Kids in imminent danger — Mississippi-Alabama opioid suit part of national consolidation

Tuscaloosa News — UA campaign aims to bolster the arts

Montgomery Advertiser — Amid uncertainties, Alabama House Republicans unveil 2018 agenda

News Courier — OPIOID CRISIS: County may sue drug manufacturers

CBS News — The healthiest and least healthy states in the U.S.

Montgomery Advertiser — Youth in juvenile justice system need help, not punishment or stigma

280 Living — Commission hears from National Alliance on Mental Health rep, discuss initiatives

UAB News — Celebrating 25 years of psychiatric medicine at UAB

Alabama News Network — Alabama Opioid Overdose and Addiction Council Continues Discussion on Alabama’s Opioid Epidemic

Montgomery Advertiser — Montgomery looks to its future with the creation of Envision 2050

WHNT — New Century Technology High School wins SPEAK video challenge

APR — Surgeons Try Prescribing Fewer Opioids To Lower Addiction Risk — Fall colors lend gorgeous autumnal backdrop to University of Alabama campus

WAFF — Huntsville health center applying for government look-alike program

U.S. News — Mississippi, Alabama Hospitals Sue Opioid Manufacturers

Crimson White — Senate honors R.E.S.P.E.C.T fund at final meeting of fall semester

Alabama News Center — Wilsonville Elementary School’s new sensory room helps special-needs students

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