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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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Press Releases: News Articles:

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 

Children's Mental Health Awareness Week 

Mental Health Awareness Month 

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 

10/2017
ADMH Encourages People to Take Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs this Saturday, October 28 

06/2018
Montgomery Advertiser — Alabama Voices: For everyone’s sake, Alabama must do more for people with mental Illness

NPR — Ala. Attorney General Talks About Late Wife's Mental Health And Dependence Struggles

WAFF — Licensed to pill: Former opioid patient speaks

Yellow Hammer — Opioid epidemic: Great to see Alabama politicians working together to end it

AL News Network — Mental Health Crisis Training Offered to First Responders

WBRC — UA professor talks about mental health provider shortage in Alabama

CBS42 — Senator suggests using online sales tax to fund mental health in Alabama

Decatur Daily — Morgan joins national mental health program for inmates

UAB News — UAB Community Counseling Clinic provides affordable mental health care to Jefferson County

CBS42 — Gov. Ivey on mental health in Alabama

AL.com — Police confirm Bridgette Marshall's death was suicide

Addiction Now — Auburn Addiction Treatment for Teens Supported by Schools

AL.com — ARMS Northside Health Clinic will host a Community Day

WTVM — Central Alabama Veterans Healthcare System hosts event to help underserved veterans

WSFA — Service dog arrives for Rainsville autistic child

Montgomery Advertiser — Bridgette Marshall, wife of Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall, dies

AL.com — Blue Cross and Blue Shield withdraws from Business Council of Alabama

WHNT — Attorney General presents Alabama’s plan to fight opioid addiction

WSFA — WHO classifies video game addiction as a disorder

Opelika Observer — Lee County School Board receives reports on summer programs

APR — A New Wave Of Meth Overloads Communities Struggling With Opioids

APR — Beyond Opioids: How A Family Came Together To Stay Together

WBRC — Arts-N-Autism part of Tuscaloosa Day of Action

Andalusia Star-News — For those who are suicidal, we can offer hope

Tallassee Tribune — SOAR Crisis Line addresses offers local help for suicidal thoughts

AL.com — Alabama Board of Education talks SROs and armed administrators

APR — U.S. Suicide Rates Are Rising Faster Among Women Than Men

WBRC — BBQ & Blues to help raise money for Mental Health Center of North AL

Andalusia Star News — Prescription take back today

AL.com — ARMS opens new location, Northside Health Center

Cullman Times — County commission supports mental health initiative

AL.com — 90 percent of commenters oppose Alabama Medicaid work plan

WBRC — Editorial: Silent agony

WSFA — Doctors in Alabama decreasing the number of opioid prescriptions they write

WBMA — Daughter, haunted by mother's suicide, advocates for mental health

Lagniappe — State plan to arm administrators catches educators off guard

AL Today — Women of Influence: Autism Society of Alabama VP Dr. Caroline Gomez

Huffington Post — Hurricane Season Has Started. Here’s What Medical Experts Say Is Needed To Save Lives.

AL.com — Which kids pose risk of school attack? Expert weighs in

APR — Gun Studies: Permit Laws Reduce Murders; Red Flag Laws Cut Suicides

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