Alabama State Mental Health Resources
Alabama State Fact Sheet: Developed by the Southeast MHTTC, this fact sheet provides an overview of the mental health services and landscape of Alabama.
Mental Health Services:
- Alabama Department of Mental Health (ADMH): Promoting the health and well-being of Alabamians with mental illnesses, developmental disabilities and substance use disorders.
- Alabama Office of Peer Programs: Promotes recovery by coordinating the department’s support for peer operated programs, training and educational programs.
Mental Health Initiatives:
- Individual Placement and Support: Evidence-based service model aimed to assist people with serious mental illness (SMI), to include co-occurring substance use disorders, in obtaining and maintaining competitive jobs based upon their preferences.
- Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS): Assessment tool used statewide for children and adolescents receiving services through the public mental health system.
Mental Health Associations:
- Mental Health America of Etowah County: Promoting mental health awareness and treatment of mental illness through advocacy, education, support, and referral.
- Mental health America in Montgomery: Promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; and integrated care, services, and supports for those who need them, with recovery as the goal.
- NAMI Alabama: Comprised of local support and advocacy groups throughout the state dedicated to improving the quality of life for persons with a mental illness in Alabama.
Public Health Resources:
- Alabama Department of Public Health: Primary state health agency for the state of Alabama.