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Public Information inquiries may be directed to 334-242-3417 or emailed to Below you will find press releases issued by the department and news articles about ADMH or related to mental health.
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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 

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 

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 

ADMH Encourages People to Take Back Unwanted Prescription Drugs this Saturday, October 28 

WBMA — Daughter, haunted by mother's suicide, advocates for mental health

Lagniappe — State plan to arm administrators catches educators off guard

AL Today — Women of Influence: Autism Society of Alabama VP Dr. Caroline Gomez

Huffington Post — Hurricane Season Has Started. Here’s What Medical Experts Say Is Needed To Save Lives. — Which kids pose risk of school attack? Expert weighs in

APR — Gun Studies: Permit Laws Reduce Murders; Red Flag Laws Cut Suicides

Alabama Today — Mental Health Awareness Month is ending, but the work continues

APR — What Did Big Pharma Executives Know About The Opioid Crisis?

Anniston Star — Op-ed: Expanding Medicaid would improve Alabama’s health, budgets and economy

Andalusia Star-News — Kiwanis supports local groups

News Courier — Suicide intervention course set for next week

Mountain Eagle — Responders get training for new injector kits

Tuscaloosa News — LOOKING BACK : May 28, 2018

APR — Traces Of Opioids Found In Seattle-Area Mussels

WSFA — ADMH art showcase offers release for those battling mental illness

WDHN — Vivian B. Adams students honored at State Capitol

WAAY — Crisis Services of North Alabama Renovates Call Center

WBRC — ALDOT potentially moving some unmarked graves for road work raises concerns

CBS42 — Unmarked Bryce Hospital graves could complicate planned ALDOT Tuscaloosa road project

Tuscaloosa News — Grave relocations needed for Tuscaloosa road project

APR — For Troubled Kids, Some Schools Take Time Out For Group Therapy

APR — Deadly Delivery: Opioids By Mail

Troy Messenger — Kidd says suicide is a preventable death

Yahoo News — Girl, 5, with autism surprises mum with first word

AL News Network — State Education Superintendent Discuses School Safety

WAFF — Crisis Services of North AL gets revamped call center to help more people

Dothan Eagle — Emergency drug for treating opioid overdose comes to Wiregrass first responders

Fox 10 — Help build "Veterans Recovery Resources"! Here's how:

Daily Mountain Eagle — Jones: Education key to battling opioids — Automatic voter registration would help Alabamians with disabilities

Times Daily — First responders getting tool for opioid overdoses — Can big data help mothers and babies in Alabama?

Gadsden Times — ECSO Day Reporting Center offers option in addressing addiction

Lagniappe — Regulators: Few options to address unlicensed group homes — Gov. Kay Ivey wants to know costs, timeline on school safety upgrades

APR — What Explains The Rising Overdose Rate Among Latinos?

WAFF — Crisis Services of North Alabama offers critical help during Mental Health Awareness Month

Opelika Observer — May is ‘Mental Health Awareness Month

Alabama Baptist — Professional counseling helps children, youth navigate difficulties

YellowHammer — Governor Kay Ivey responds to 2018 gubernatorial candidate questionnaire

Tuscaloosa News — BETTY SLOWE’S BLOG: May 14, 2018 | One hundred years ago

Anniston Star — Mental health summit brings variety of topics to professionals, patients and caregivers

WAFF — A father's wish after daughter is killed by car

WKRG — Teenage Suicide: Behind the smile of Reece Johnson

News Courier — SAFE Council releases school safety recommendations

Anniston Star — Mental health summit planned for Friday

Fox10 — AltaPointe Health to recognize Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week

CBS 42 — Alabama researchers observing Children's Mental Health Awareness Week

Demopolis Times — Funds provided to fight opioid crisis locally

WBRC — New jail diversion program addressing mental health, improving recidivism

AL Newscenter — Miss Alabama USA, Hannah Brown, hopes to bring joy to the lives of others

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 — Gov. Ivey's school safety council report: many needs, no funding — 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 — Pathway Healthcare opening flagship office at St. Vincent's East

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