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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:

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 

05/2018
WSFA — AL committee studying school safety releases 10 recommendations

Montgomery Advertiser — Ivey school safety report recommends more money for SROs; stays silent on armed teachers

AL.com — Gov. Ivey's school safety council report: many needs, no funding

AL.com — Walmart changes opioid prescription policies

WSFA — Opioids regulation policed by Big Pharma with government's blessing

WSFA — Mental health awareness emphasizes physical fitness, children’s mental health

CBS 42 — Ceremony today for 1st female Alabama governor, 50th anniversary of her death

Cullman Times — Bussman, Gudger on the issues

Alabama News Center — Veterans helping veterans through the Veterans Mental Health Council of Central Alabama

WAFF — Take the challenge: May is Mental Health Awareness month

Drug Addiction Now — Addiction Recovery in Mobile, Alabama Supported by Faith Forums

APR — Big Jump In Number Of Inmates Prescribed Psychiatric Drugs In California

WSFA — Mental health crisis: Some Alabamians slip through the cracks

WTVM — Mental health crisis: Some Alabamians slip through the cracks

AP — Pharma Kaleo donates overdose-reversing drugs to Alabama

WSFA — Brother creates suicide prevention program in sister's honor

AL.com — Pathway Healthcare opening flagship office at St. Vincent's East

04/2018
Tuscaloosa News — UA autism study pairs theater with peer mentoring

WSFA — Researchers: Autism numbers appear to be on the rise

APR — 'Failing Patients': Baltimore Video Highlights Crisis Of Emergency Psychiatric Care

WSFA — National Drug Take-Back Day happening Saturday

280 Living — Coming together

AL.com — Trump declares Alabama major disaster area after March tornadoes

AL.com — Crawfish Boil, Autism Day, Friday Night Fireworks highlight April 26-30 Barons homestand

Times Daily — Autism walk set for Saturday

WBRC — Training helps first responders connect with autistic community

Montgomery Advertiser — Opinion: Governor Ivey should withdraw catch-22 Medicaid plan

APR — 'Insane': America's 3 Largest Psychiatric Facilities Are Jails

WSFA — City holds inaugural Parenting Expo

WTVY — Walk for Autism

WBRC — Former NFL QB shares story of mental health problems and drug abuse with students

APR — When Teens Cyberbully Themselves

WKRG — Alabama receives federal funding for opioid crisis

West AL Watchman — Linden’s National Drug Take Back Date Set For April 28

Birmingham Patch — Doug Jones Co-Sponsors Legislation To Address Opioid Crisis

WSFA — Advancements in Technology Improve Patient Care at AltaPointe Health

News Courier — SAFE FOR NOW: Suicide intervention workshop to teach community

Auburn Plainsman — Auburn superintendent, police chief brief council on school safety

WSFA — Protecting Your Family: Opioid addiction, overdoses and recovery

AL.com — Triumph Services Addresses Needs Across the State

APR — Anguished Families Shoulder The Biggest Burdens Of Opioid Addiction

Cullman Times — Alabama lawmakers assign $11 million for behavioral health services

WHNT — SPEAK Program seeking local students to help raise awareness and peers struggling with suicide

WAAY — Sparkman High Students Host Suicide Awareness Event

AL News Network — Weekend Fundraisers in the River Region Bring Awareness to Autism

News Courier — Athens-Limestone lights it up blue for autism

Tuskegee News — Paul Davis’ impact continues to serve in many ways

Clanton Advertiser — Chilton Autism Network joins awareness event

Montgomery Advertiser — Montgomery sues opioid manufacturers

WSFA — Mental Health First Aid

AL.com — Alabama lawmakers allocate $11 million for youth behavioral health services

Montgomery Advertiser — Opinion: The opioid crisis has not hit Montgomery — yet

YellowHammer — Opioid addiction costs employers $2.6B a year for care

USA Today — Mental health crisis isn't about guns. It's about Trump & GOP gutting Medicaid: Kennedy

AL.com — Madison schools seeking private funds for school safety

Tuscaloosa News — Spring bedding plants on sale

APR — Surgeon General Urges More Americans To Carry Opioid Antidote

WSFA — Birmingham group works to eliminate mental health stigma

Montgomery Advertiser — Autism Crawfish Boil: Two tons of fun and food returns downtown

Tuscaloosa News — University of Alabama System moves to raise tuition

PR Web — Grassroots Organizations Join Forces With Autism Speaks to Launch National Community Network to Support African American Families Affected by Autism

APR — Invisibilia: When Daydreaming Gets In The Way Of Real Life

Cullman Times — Our View: Leaders take steps for mental healthcare

AL.com — April autism awareness: How one nonprofit is impacting the workplace

Opelika Auburn News — 7th annual Going Blue for Autism celebration helps raise community awareness

Clanton Advertiser — CCS to participate in Autism Awareness Month

Opelika Observer — April is Autism Awareness Month

Trussville Tribune — Trussville boy’s autism service dog to be first used in school system

AL.com — Alabama budget chairman says smooth year was 'reprieve'

AL News Network — Autism Awareness makes Progress in Alabama

WBMA — Local families look ahead to Autism Awareness Month

WBRC — Big strides made in Autism education in just one year

Fast Company — A New “Yelp For Sensory Needs” Helps People With Autism Find Inclusive Spaces

AL.com — A closer look at Alabama's $6.63 billion education budget, largest in a decade

APR — Opioid Use Lower In States That Eased Marijuana Laws

Gulf Coast News Today — Susan Kennedy Stuardi

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