Understanding Mental Health Crisis Response in North Alabama

It’s an emergency, but it’s a mental health or substance use emergency. Do you go to the emergency room? Do you call 9-1-1? Do you schedule a counseling appointment six weeks out?  These are some of the thoughts that might be racing through your mind.  Mental health experts* say you should have three things in a […]


WellStone Hosts Hiring Event on February 10

Visit us Friday, Feb. 10, for our Winter Hiring Event. We are hiring for LPNs, RNs, case managers, therapists, medical assistants and more. Full-time, part-time and various shifts available. Entry-level and mid-level opportunities available. We are North Alabama’s leading provider for mental healthcare and substance use treatment services. Hiring managers will hold on-site interviews from […]


The Rise and Fall of Resolutions

And then the rise, again. With thoughts from WellStone CCO Josaylon Henry. Res·o·lu·tion /ˌrezəˈlo͞oSH(ə)n/ — A firm decision to do or not do something.  On January 1, goal-setting takes on a new persona. She’s #glamorous and #trendy. Maybe it’s that “everybody’s doing it” feeling, or the idea of a fresh start, but it’s an annual […]


2022 Year in Review

What a year it’s been! For WellStone, our clients, and the state of mental healthcare in North Alabama.   Serving thousands of people, regardless of ability to pay, for decades. WellStone served more than 11,000 children, adolescents, and adults over the past year, and provided more than $3.1 million in uncompensated care. For more than 50 […]


Introducing: WellStone Emergency Services

“The social worker in me sees things from a systems-perspective. And as a systemic solution? This hits all the marks,” says Paula Steele, Director of WellStone Emergency Services. “WellStone Emergency Services, or simply WES, is a new and holistic way to address mental health and substance use crises.” New to North Alabama’s clinical landscape, this […]


An Inside Look: WellStone’s Executive Leadership

National Bosses Day celebrates the contributions of leaders who support, equip, and empower their people. Take an inside look at WellStone’s executive leadership through the lens of recent interviews with our communications department: “Because WellStone is public mental health, I always thought I was supposed to be here for those who need help the most. […]


WellStone hosts fall hiring event Nov. 4

Visit us Friday, Nov. 4, for our Fall Hiring Event. We will hold on-site interviews from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 4040 Memorial Pkwy SW, Huntsville, AL 35802 in Suite E (Community Room).  Applicants can apply for desired positions online, beforehand or at the event. View opportunities here. Hiring managers will be present for […]


Recovery: For the Everyday Citizen to Consider

Recovery is not for a select few. It’s not for “them,” “that neighborhood” or “that family.” Recovery is defined by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration as “a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness.” A definition that could apply to anyone and everyone. During Recovery Awareness Month, WellStone—and other […]


Some Things to Consider During #SuicidePreventionMonth

This September, we’ve been talking about #SuicidePrevention. And for good reason. In 2019: Suicide was the second leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 10-14. Suicide was the second leading cause of death among individuals between the ages of 25-34. Suicide was the third leading cause of death among individuals between the […]


WellStone Emergency Services Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

It’s a new day for mental health care in North Alabama, especially for those in crisis. And it’s about time.   “Thank you so much for supporting WellStone, the level of community engagement is just absolutely phenomenal,” said Alabama Mental Health Commissioner Kim Boswell, adding, “It takes courage to do the new thing.”  On Monday, Sept. 19, […]