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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:

12/2016
13th Annual “ADMH Harley Ride” to Make Christmas Special for Youth at ADMH’s Psychiatric Adolescent Unit at EAMC 

7/2016
Staff Reassignments in the Commissioner's Office 

06/2017
AL.com — Incarceration is a dead end in the opioid epidemic

AL.com — Task force to tackle juvenile justice reforms in Alabama

Tuscaloosa News — EDITORIAL: State must address its serious opioid problem

Daily Mountain Eagle — Legislators secure $200K grant for Capstone

AL.com — The long-lasting sacrifice of war: A veteran reflects post-Memorial Day

WSFA — Help Me Grow Alabama holds free child development screenings in Dothan

Wallace State News — Wallace State-Oneonta student Caleb Thomas earns ARC of Alabama Employee of the Year Award

05/2017
Midtown Montgomery Living — The Capitol Showcase Consumer Art Exhibition

Opelika-Auburn News — Local families pleased with progress following passage of autism therapy bill

Cullman Times — Little help available for those in need of mental healthcare

Tuscaloosa News — LOOKING BACK: May 29, 2017

Tuscaloosa News — LETTER: Legislature should be ashamed of cuts to mental health funding

AL.com — Blue Cross says autism mandate applies to plans covering 160,000 employees

Montgomery Advertiser — Ivey reviewing task forces, including those on opioids, grocery sales tax

Troy Messenger — Commission marks ‘Mental Health Awareness Week

AL.com — 'It shouldn't be this hard to get help': Army vet sought mental health care before murder-suicide

WBMA — Governor Ivey signs autism insurance bill into law

WAFF — Mental health cuts highlight struggles for Huntsville family

AL.com — Gov. Kay Ivey plans to sign autism insurance bill into law

Associated Press — Alabama House approves redistricting bill over objections

Associated Press — Lawmakers unanimously approve autism coverage mandate

Montgomery Advertiser — Education budget heads to Gov. Kay Ivey

AL.com — Alabama Senate passes autism insurance mandate

Opelika Auburn News — Alabama Senate prepares to take up autism bill

APR — How Many Teenagers Die Each Day ... And Why

AL.com — Judge preliminarily approves changes for mentally ill inmates

Montgomery Advertiser — Alabama Legislature enters last week with lots left

AL.com — Bills on autism, child care, prisons pending in Legislature's last week

Times Daily — A team approach to mental health emergencies

News Courier — Mental Health Center to celebrate 50th anniversary

WRBL — One group fights suicide rate among Alabama inmate population

Montgomery Advertiser — General Fund budget goes to Gov. Kay Ivey

WTVY — Houston County Commission implements Community Mental Health Officer Program

Decatur Daily — Advocates for Alabama groups look to U.S. Senate to change health care bill

Alabama News Network — First Responders Participate In Mental Health Crisis Intervention Training

Decatur Daily — Fashion show Thursday benefits Mental Health Center

Franklin County Times — At-Risk Rally reaches Red Bay students

Associated Press — Alabama senators push for vote on autism bill

AL.com — Blue Cross Blue Shield commits to autism coverage without mandate

Alabama Political Reporter — Cowardly politics and the almost certain death of the Autism Therapy Bill

AL.com — Prisons, autism therapy key issues still facing legislators

WAAY — New mental health officer program will teach officers how to respond to mental health calls

Dothan Eagle — Sheriff's Office taking role to help county's mentally ill

WSFA — How the Republican health care plan could impact Alabama

Tuscaloosa News — Session focuses on preventing teen suicide

Montgomery Advertiser — Anger erupts during Senate General Fund debate

Decatur Daily — Free mental health workshop set May 25

Montgomery Advertiser — General Fund amendment cuts state agencies 3 percent

Decatur Daily — Model for Mental Health: Fashion show to benefit Mental Health Center

Associated Press — Senators urge vote on autism bill

AL.com — Public hearing on bill requiring autism insurance set for Thursday

WSFA — Family Sunshine Center addresses '13 Reasons Why' controversy

Associated Press — Autism therapy bill stalls in Alabama Senate

AL.com — North Alabama cops train to de-escalate mental health crises

AL.com — Supreme Court orders Alabama appeals court to review case of death row inmate

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