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Substance Abuse Prevention Month 

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 

Recovery Month Celebrated 

My Smart Dose 

Strike Out Stigma 

24/7 Addiction Helpline Available Now 

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 

Autism Awareness Month 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 

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

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 

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 

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 — 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

Andalusia Star-News — Recovery Fair highlights struggles of many

CBS — Who's Responsible for the Opioid Epidemic? Doctors or Pharmaceutical Companies? — Jefferson County judicial nominee faces allegations of mental illness

Dothan Eagle — Significant increase seen locally in suicide attempts

Montgomery Advertiser — Peer-to-peer: How former addicts help guide others through recovery

Gadsden State — Education Briefs from Gadsden State — Inspired by an autistic son, Alabama woman creates organization where anyone can dance

AL News Network — Telemedicine Mental Health Screeening For Kids

WHBL — Video-conferencing brings therapists to patients with anxiety

WSFA — Maddox shares how he wants to add mental health resources

Essence — Meet The Black Doctor Using Instagram To Change The Perception Of Mental Health

WBRC — Maude Whatley Health Services gets money to treat more people with opioid addiction

US News — Maddox: State in Mental Health Care Crisis

Montgomery Advertiser — Maddox: Use Medicaid expansion to improve mental health care

Tuscaloosa News — BETTY SLOWE’S BLOG: September 24, 2018 | One hundred years ago this week

WALA — 8th Annual South Alabama Out of the Darkness Walk — Town hall meeting on autism support set for Woodlawn High

YellowHammer — Sen. Shelby announces $4 Million in critical opioid treatment funds for Alabama community health centers

UAB News — New Study looks how educational culture impacts emotional stability

WSFA — Suicide prevention topic of awareness at ASU

WBRC — UA education majors take anti bullying, suicide prevention training

AL News Network — Bringing Awareness to Suicide

Andalusia Star-News— Courage initiative takes aim at opioid addiction

Selma Times — Overcoming Drugs: Dallas County Treatment Court holds Addiction and Law workshop

Alabama Today — Alabama community health centers recieve $4M in critical opioid treatments grants

Tuscaloosa News — Alabama prison system hearing on mental health begins

Anniston Star — Calhoun County overdose deaths increase sharply

WSFA — ‘My Smart Dose’ campaign fighting drug addiction epidemic

NPR — County Jails Struggle To Treat Mentally Ill Inmates — Alabama prisons face contempt hearing on mental health staffing

Health Tech — How Technology Improves Access to Behavioral Healthcare

APR — Childhood Trauma And Its Lifelong Health Effects More Prevelant Among Minorities

News Courier — Grant to address mental illness, recidivism

Montgomery Advertiser — NAMIWalk Alabama: Be 'stigma free' on mental illness

AL Political Reporter — Ivey’s second job fair for those with disabilities will be on Oct. 25

Rocket City Now — North Alabama Health and Wellness Fair

Cullman Tribune — Suicide Prevention Month: "Suicide is Just a Number until it's Someone you Love

WALA — National recovery month recognized at event

mHealth Intelligence — Alabama VA replaces mobile health units with telehealth centers — Alabama to hold 2nd annual job fair for people with disabilities

National Council for Behavioral Health — Senate Reaches Opioid Deal, Vote Delayed

Lagniappe — State officials: Reopening Searcy too expensive

WDHN — Community outraged over Enterprise teen's suicide

Rocket City Now — Suicide and crisis help resources

Bham Now — 2 organizations in Birmingham offer help to individuals and families with HIV/AIDS, including AIDS Alabama

Cullman Tribune — Cullman's WellStone behavioral health awarded 50k grant stepping initiative

Pain Medicine News — Suicide Accounts for Higher Percentage Of Opioid Deaths Than Previously Believe

Tuscaloosa News — Prisons face officer shortage, court order to boost numbers

WALA — "Project THRIVE" striving to help trauma victims heal

AL NewsCenter — Behind the Smile is an Alabama Bright Light bringing awareness to teen suicide

WSFA — Guest Editorial-Lynn Beshear: Behavioral health is essential to overall health

UAB News — Suicide – how you can help yourself and others in need

Blount County Times — Aetna Offers Assistance to Members Affected by Tropical Storm Gordon

WSFA — My Smart Dose campaign urges people to be 'smart' about meds

WSFA — ADMH Smart Dose Campaign

Auburn Plainsman — 'Break your silence:' The perils of mental health on campus — What is the biggest issue facing Alabama? You decide

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