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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:

12/2016
13th Annual “ADMH Harley Ride” to Make Christmas Special for Youth at ADMH’s Psychiatric Adolescent Unit at EAMC 

7/2016
Staff Reassignments in the Commissioner's Office 

2/2016
Early Intervention Decreases the Need for Special Education 

12/2016
Andalusia Star-News — Mental health board seeks director; no timeline set

Times Daily — Jan. 12 registration deadline for Mental Health Summit

WBRC — Prison inmate commits suicide at Donaldson Correctional Facility in Bessemer

AL.com — The sad, short, violent life of Jamie Lee Wallace: We fail those who most need help

Montgomery Advertiser — Inmates seek order to force mental health care improvements

SPLC — SPLC demands Alabama protect prisoners after client commits suicide

Tuscaloosa News — Lawyers: Inmate given no counseling before suicide

Tuscaloosa News — Work to begin on new middle school

AL.com — Suicide prevention on trial in Alabama prisons after plaintiff's death

AL.com — SPLC: Emergency action needed after suicide of mentally ill Alabama prison inmate

AL.com — Prisoner who testified in mental health trial found dead of suicide

ABC — Alabama Inmate Kills Self After Mental Health Testimony

WIAT — Investigation underway into death of Alabama inmate who testified in prison mental health trial

WBRC — AL inmate found dead days after testifying in class action lawsuit against DOC

APR — Inmate Who Testified in Mental Health Trial Found Dead in Apparent Suicide

Local 15 — Prosecutor, Warden Discuss Problems With Mental Health System In Alabama

APR — "...and justice for all." -- A Series by Alabama Public Radio

Times Daily — Alabama's drug-overdose death rate on the rise

News Courier — Bentley announces creation of opioid addiction council

AL.com — Gov. Robert Bentley calls for new strategies to fight opioid abuse

WBRC — Gov. Bentley creates council to study opioid addiction, abuse

WVTM — Council on Opioid Misuse and Addiction created

Montgomery Advertiser — Governor's council to probe Alabama's opioid epidemic

Montgomery Advertiser — Lawyers question prison psychiatrist in mental health case

WBMA — Lawyers for ADOC question prison psychiatrist in mental health case

WSFA — Narcan saves lives of multiple Walker County overdose victims

AL.com — State lawyers question findings of prison psychiatrist in mental health case

AL.com — State Auditor Jim Zeigler offers ideas for fixing Alabama prisons

APR — Ohio's Top Prison Psychiatrist Testifies in Prison Health Trial

WKRG — Lawsuit Addresses Alabama’s Treatment Of Mentally Ill Inmates

WTVY — Psychiatrist: Alabama fails to treat mentally ill inmates

AL.com — Chief psychiatrist for Ohio prisons says care lacking in Alabama

Montgomery Advertiser — How has prison reform impacted Alabama?

Gadsden Times — OUR VIEW: Alabama's prison problem - let's at least try

APR — Pets Help People Manage The Pain Of Serious Mental Illness

AL.com — Chief psychiatrist for prison system defends level of care

APR — Mental Health Care Gets A Boost From 21st Century Cures Act

AL.com — Psychiatrist questioned about care in Alabama prisons

WIAT — Trial begins over mental health care in Alabama prisons

WSFA — ADOC disputes lawsuit's claims over inmates' mental health care

AL.com — Psychiatrist says fearful Alabama inmates fake suicidal tendencies

News Courier — Lottery, gas tax, RSA woes were among topics at forum

WBRC — Man suspected of murdering Mobile nurse to undergo mental evaluation

AL.com — Alabama anti-violence LGBT organization loses headquarters after last week's storms

SPLC — SPLC begins trial on behalf of Alabama prisoners with mental health needs

AL.com — Blood on the floor: Suicides rise as mental health care in Alabama prisons goes on trial

Montgomery Advertiser — Class action suit on behalf of all Alabama disabled immates begins Monday

APR — Prison Reform: Health Care in Alabama's Prisons

APR — Winners And Losers If 21st Century Cures Bill Becomes Law

AL.com — 'We are waiting on a time bomb to happen': A family's struggle with mental illness

WSFA — List of top 5 health issues for central AL residents

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