Press Release

Courage for ALL

16:48 18 September in Press Release

Montgomery, Ala. - Opioid addiction is an epidemic in the nation and in Alabama. The crisis affects us all. It’s going to take all our courage — together — to do something about opioid misuse, addiction, and overdose.  The Courage for All initiative, a partnership of the Alabama Department of Mental Health and the Substance Abuse and Mental...

Suicide Prevention Month

16:58 14 September in Press Release

Montgomery, Ala. – Every year, mental health organizations and individuals in the U.S. and around the world raise awareness of suicide prevention during September, National Suicide Prevention Month.  All month, mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors, allies, and community members unite to promote suicide prevention awareness.  We can all help prevent suicide. Click here for full press...

Stepping Up Initiative

17:08 10 September in Press Release

Montgomery, Ala. – Approximately two million times each year, people who have serious mental illnesses are admitted to jails across the nation. Almost three - quarters of these adults have drug and alcohol use problems.  The Stepping Up Initiative is a national program with the goal to reduce the numbers of individuals in jails with mental illness. &nsbp; Click here for full...

24/7 Addiction Helpline Available Now

17:20 02 July in Press Release

Montgomery, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Mental Health and Recovery Organization of Support Specialists (ROSS) are proud to offer a new 24/7 Helpline, providing services to individuals in our state who struggle with addiction and need support and to families and friends in need of more information . Click here for full press release ...

Department of Mental Health Celebrates National Prevention Week

17:28 11 May in Press Release

Montgomery, Ala. – National Prevention Week , May 13 - 19, is an annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, substance abuse and mental health issues. The National Prevention Week theme for 2018 is “Action Today. Healthier Tomorrow”. This theme reminds us that simple, daily acts of prevention, like helping...