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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:

7/2016
Staff Reassignments in the Commissioner's Office 

2/2016
Early Intervention Decreases the Need for Special Education 

12/2015
12th Annual “ADMH Harley Ride” to Make Christmas Special for Youth at Psychiatric Adolescent Unit at UAB 

09/2016
AL.com — Artifacts from Bryce, Alabama's first asylum, include coffin, escape implements, shock machine

AP — Alabama tops for prescription opioid use, 33rd in lobbying

AL.com — Community must pull together to address opiate abuse and addiction

Andalusia Star News — Local mental health director appointed associate state commissioner

APR — Schools And Mental Health: When The Parent Has To Take Change

WBRC — Health apps assist at-risk workers

AL.com — Scenes from Northport: The artsy village that's more than Tuscaloosa's little sister

Andalusia Star News — Health Services awards $51K

APR — Alabama Joins Opioid Learning Lab

Cullman Sense — McCutcheon: "We have a long way to go with the General Fund"

AL.com — Inside Alabama's mental health hotlines: "We are the air traffic controllers'

Local 15 — Annual 'Coastal Alabama Recovery Walk' Thursday

The University of Alabama in Huntsville — UAH welcomes Hakeem Rahim nationally recognized mental health speaker and trainer

Crimson White — Strange Alabama: Bryce Hospital

Crimson White — UA must invest more in mental health

Dothan First — Governor Bentley Announces Alabama to Participate in Learning Lab to Combat Opioid Epidemic

Montgomery Advertiser — Suicide rates highest in three decades

AL.com — Our view: Police must be trained to deal with the mentally ill

Decatur Daily — Doling out community appropriations often requires tough choices

News Courier — UPDATED: Mental Health group under new leadership

AL.com — Alabama lawmakers prop up Medicaid with another short-term fix

AL.com — These 1830s structures survive at the Mount Vernon/Searcy Hosiptal site

WBMA — Suicide Prevention Week: Understand and help prevent suicide

AL.com — Spooky, dilapidated Searcy Hospital complex was state's first asylum for black patients

Decatur Daily — Coleman named executive director of Mental Health Center

WSFA — Editorial: Special Session

WBMA — Suicide Prevention Week: Understand and help prevent suicide

Cullman Times — "Connect, Care": Suicide Prevention Week Sept. 5-11

AL.com — Geronimo, Apache villagers held at Alabama's Mount Vernon were among first 'political prisoners'

Decatur Daily — Mental health system broken

AL.com — The curious history of rapidly decaying Searcy Hosiptal, Alabama's most historic site

AL.com — Of arsenals built for nation's earliest defense, Alabama's Mount Vernon is rare example

AP — 'Mental Health First Aid' certification courses offered

AL.com — Vintage and current photos show history of abandoned Alabama mental asylum

Decatur Daily — Decisions involving mentally ill handled case-by-case by north Alabama police

APR — School Nurses Can Be Mental Health 'Detectives' But They Need Help

AL.com — Death toll mounts as Alabama law enforcement confronts mentally ill

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