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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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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 

Montgomery Advertiser — House committee approves General Fund, state employee pay raise

AL News Network — First 5 Alabama Partners With Zero To Three To Tackle Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health

AL News Network — The Fight for Autism Continues

News Courier — Gov. Ivey rolls out school safety plans; local officials react — Birmingham group advocating for the mental health of black women nationwide

AP — Gov. Ivey creates school safety council after deadly shooting — Gov. Kay Ivey announces Alabama school safety plans

WSFA — Gov. Ivey unveils 4-pronged school safety initiative

WBMA — Governor Kay Ivey unveils four prong plan aimed at improving school safety

AL Today — Governor Kay Ivey’s appointments: Health care related

Daily Mountain Eagle — Nonprofit offering outreach to locals seeking treatment for addiction

Shelby County Reporter — TMS event tackles bullying, suicide prevention — Alabama fails to stop many with mental illness from buying guns

Pelham Patch — Helena To Host Community Mental Health Fair

APR — Long-Term Effects Of Psychotropic Drugs Are 'Cloaked In Mystery'

Alabama Political Reporter — Bill to combat opioid abuse passes Legislature

APR — With Hundreds Of Students, School Counselors Just Try To 'Stay Afloat'

APR — Pediatricians Call For Universal Depression Screening For Teens

Dothan First — The Psychological State of Alabama

APR — These 10 ERs Sharply Reduced Opioid Use And Still Eased Pain — Now's the time for greater focus on mental health funding

WAFF — A close look at the opioid epidemic in Madison County

WSFA — Auburn University works to fight opioid epidemic

ADPH — Dr. Scott Harris appointed state health officer

WBRC — Free class offers help for those supporting loved ones with mental illness

Montgomery Advertiser — Senate approves General Fund -- but not state employee raise

USNews — Senate Approves Budget With Prison Funding Boost — Trump wants more mental health care; Alabama says it's trying

WHNT — Madison PD focuses on training officers on mental health calls

WHNT — Former educator works to provide students with free mental health care options in schools

Gadsden Times — Alabama Senate OKs General Fund budget — Urgent need for volunteers at Project Homeless Connect

Montgomery Advertiser — State employees would see 3 percent pay raise in budget — Committee approves state employees' raise, $50 million increase for prisons

WBHM — Voters and Experts Don’t Always See the Same Priorities for Alabama

Trussville Tribune — Trussville Council proclaims April World Autism Awareness Month

Decatur Daily — All hits, no misses

Shelby County Reporter — Governor, other state officials speak to local business leaders

Decatur Daily — Family experience led Tomerlin into autism advocacy role

Rocket City Now — Opioids: Declining America's Workforce

WSFA — FDA: Herbal supplement may have opioid effect

WIAT — Arc of Central Alabama hosting its second annual "Be-you-Tiful Birmingham" Fashion Show and Brunch

Montgomery Advertiser — Alabama AG's office sues Purdue over opioid marketing

NPR — Alabama Targets OxyContin Maker Purdue Pharma In Opioid Suit

APR — Her Seizures Looked Like Epilepsy, But Her Brain Looked Fine

Cullman Tribune — Alabama Opioid Overdose and Addiction Council issues report

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