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Media inquiries can be directed to 334-242-3417.

Below you will find press releases issued by the department and news articles about ADMH or related to mental health. View Press Archives »

Press Releases: News Articles:

7/2016
Staff Reassignments in the Commissioner's Office 

2/2016
Early Intervention Decreases the Need for Special Education 

12/2015
12th Annual “ADMH Harley Ride” to Make Christmas Special for Youth at Psychiatric Adolescent Unit at UAB 

11/2016
UAB — UAB Receives Grant To Better Serve Those With Autism Spectrum Disorder In Central Alabama

Crimson White — UA wraps up plans on new performing arts center

WSFA — Same-day services available at all Central Alabama VA facilities

Hartselle Enquirer — Hartselle City Council members swear in

Tuscaloosa News — Performing arts center designs approved

Times Daily — Lawmakers seek delay on Medicaid contracts

AL.com — DOJ to judge: Force JeffCo sheriff to comply with subpoena in jail probe

Decatur Daily — Lawmaker: State can't afford Medicaid transformation

Troy Messenger — Telehealth's future explored

Cherokee County Herald — Governor awards funds to assist victims in northeast Alabama

10/2016
APR —Can Poverty Lead To Mental Illness?

Daily Home —Wide range of experts agree: More funding needed for mental health services in Alabama

AL.com —For mentally ill offenders, this courtroom offers a lifeline instead of jail

WCNC — Alabama sorority dedicates homecoming to raising $17k for suicide prevention

Tuscaloosa News — Meeting will focus on new middle school

APR — Can Mental Illness Be Prevented In The Womb?

WBMA — Doctor says crisis intervention training could help state's mental health care problem

News Courier — Ribbon cut on mental health housing in Athens

AL.com — State offers help to mental health reformers, but no money

Mental Health America — New State Rankings Shines Light on Mental Health Crisis, Show Differences in Blue, Red States

WSFA — Foster kids face higher risk of health problems

WBMA — Man who struggles with several mental illnesses says Alabama needs more resources

WAAY — Madison County Commission tackles mental health crisis

APR — How Gaps In Mental Health Care Play Out In Emergency Rooms

AL.com — Police hear voices to learn more about mental illness

Decatur Daily — Mental health commissioner causes concerns

Decatur Daily — Local parents ask for public ratings of group homes

WAAY — Mental health town hall Wednesday in Decatur

WHNT — Department of Mental Health Commissioner says change is needed for those suffering from mental illnesses

Opelika Observer — Anne Penney retires from East Alabama Mental Health

Times Daily — Governor, state legislators discuss legislative agenda

AL.com — Senator: Prisons to be biggest issue for Alabama lawmakers in 2017 in wake of DOJ investigation

St. Catherine University — St. Catherine University's Catie Center receives $6 million to lead new ASL interpreting education initiatives

Times Daily — Vigil focuses on call to action with mental illness

AL.com — ACLU files lawsuit challenging long waits in Alabama jails for mentally ill

Decatur Daily — State's Mental Health Department to hold town meeting in Decatur

Tuscaloosa News — Mental health first aid training offered

Crimson White — Organizations work to help students with mental illnesses

Opelika Auburn News — Resource event brings crowd to Brandy Park

Decatur Daily — Mental Health Center funding request fails to make proposed budget

Tuscaloosa News — LOOKING BACK: October 3

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