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National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week 

Endorsement Opportunities for Early Childhood Mental Health 

15th Annual "Tim Dollard Memorial Ride" 

Inclusive Schools Week 

The Respect Initiative 

Supported Employment 

Red Ribbon Week Celebrated across the State 

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

WSFA — Mother raises funds to attend Special Olympics World Games to support competing son — Alabama’s early childhood education conference hopes to inspire teachers

WTVY — Families grateful for new Alabama Autistic Insurance Law

WTVM — East AL pharmacists fight against the opioid epidemic

APR — What's Coming In 2019? Global Thinkers Make Big, Bold Predictions

WBMA — Autism Insurance Law: Coverage begins for Alabama children covered by All Kids, Medicaid

Des Moines Register — People to Watch: Drake professor works to improve life for youth with autism across Iowa

Birmingham Patch — All In Parenting Conference Set For January 10

AL Newscenter — ‘Tis still the season of giving in Alabama

APR — A Connecticut Cafe Provides Jobs For Adults With Disabilities

WBRC — Author donates suicide prevention book to Tuscaloosa schools

New York Times — Visualizing Life With Autism

WAAY — Alabama Ranked One of the Least Healthy States

WHNT — How to spot the signs of addiction in loved ones this holiday

YellowHammer — Birmingham boy’s generosity inspires children’s book with a purpose

NPR — Scientists Find A Brain Circuit That Could Explain Seasonal Depression — Trump’s school safety commission: better mental health, less gun access

Valley Times-News — Recognizing signs: A close-up look at mental health in Alabama

USA Today — More teens are vaping, but binge drinking and opioid use is down

Boston Globe — Child suicide rates are rising. No one is sure why

APR — In Pennsylvania, People Lined Up For Free Naloxone

YellowHammer — Alabama mental health group providing more services two years after merger

CBS42 — Second 9-year-old in Alabama to commit suicide raises youth suicide prevention awareness

PEW — The Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative in Alabama

AL Today — Farm Bill 2018: What it means for Alabama

APR — Nurse Denied Life Insurance Because She Carries Naloxone

Crimson White — UA needs to further address mental health problems

Columbus Dispatch — 9-year-old girl’s suicide shocks small Alabama community

WHNT — Father and Son competing in Rocket City Marathon to fight opioid addiction

Decatur Daily — Comforters sought for mental health center residents

Shelby County Reporter — Roundtable seeks to combat opioid epidemic

WRBL — HEALTH WATCH: Local veteran shares his depression battle

WBRC — UA looking for actors for Autism Theatre Program

APR — School-Based Counselors Help Kids Cope With Fallout From Drug Addiction

APR — Infections May Raise The Risk Of Mental Illness In Children

AL Newscenter — HudsonAlpha scientists link gene to developmental delay

AL Today — Alabama celebrates diversity, encourages inclusion with Inclusive Schools Week

Tuscaloosa News — LEND A HAND: Holiday season provides volunteer opportunities

Penn Live — Remembering George H.W. Bush as a champion for those with disabilities

Tuscaloosa News — BUSINESS BUZZ: December 2, 2018

Cullman Times — New degree could bring help in opioid crisis

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