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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 

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 

WDHN — Southeast Health shares ways to cope with holiday depression

WBRC — 9-year-old girl's suicide prompts parents to talk — After 9-year-old dies, experts say talk to your kids about suicide

Alexander City Outlook — Alabama, Tallapoosa County facing meth, opioid crisis

Decatur Daily — Morgan jail programs provide opportunites for inmates

Village Living — MBHS SRO introduces awareness patch

WHNT — Madison County Commission hoping to improve mental health for inmates — Birmingham 9-year-old takes her own life; family hopes to spare others their pain

News Medical — With hospitalization losing favor, judges order outpatient mental health treatment

WKRG — OPIOID CRISIS: Overdose fighting devices in Alabama schools

WKRG — ADDICTED BRAIN: An Alabama man travels to fight opioid addiction

Daily Mountain Eagle — Locals win state Arc awards

APR — Should Childhood Trauma Be Treated As A Public Health Crisis?

Gulf Coast News Today — John “Dan” Daniel Driscoll

Kaiser Health News — With Hospitalization Losing Favor, Judges Order Outpatient Mental Health Treatment

WBRC — Mental health and veteran suicide

The Patch — Mountain Brook Student Picked For Ted-Ed Talk In NYC

WAAY — Probate Judge-Elect Plans to Focus on Mental Illness

United Way Feature — Oasis Counseling for Women and Children

WSFA — Mental Health Monday: Holiday Stress

Recovery Village — 3 Ways to Promote Veteran Mental Health on Veterans Day

NBC 4 — First Responders Share Their Mental Health Battles to Help Others

WSFA 12 — AL Attorney General Steve Marshall shines a light on suicide prevention

CBS 42 — Tuscaloosa county commission helping jail inmates with mental health issues

UAB News — UAB Student Counseling shed light on Suicide Prevention Awareness

NBC15 — Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama drops Oxycontin from covered drug list

PR Newswire — Behavioral Health Group Adds Fifth Opioid Treatment Facility in Alabama with Cullman Location

Decatur Daily — Mental Health Association to hold Alzheimer's program

Auburn Opelika Parents — SPECIAL NEEDS GUIDE 2018

Cullman Tribune — Cullman County Judges, DA, Look to Esablish Veterans' Court

WKRG — Man allegedly steals 1,000 opioid painkillers from central Alabama pharmacy

APR — Despite Warnings, FDA Approves Potent New Opioid Painkiller

Moulton Advertiser — LMC discussing Medicaid expansion — Dates and deadlines for 2019 health insurance

CBS News — How to cope with effects of negative news on mental health

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