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, […]

Co-responder William Justin Holmes and Officer John Anderton provide an inside look at answering mental health crisis calls in Huntsville

“As a therapist we’re used to talking with people as crises are developing, or in the aftermath, but as a co-responder you’re there right in the heat of the crisis. The inside ability it gives you is phenomenal. It’s a unique and rare opportunity,” says WellStone co-responder William Justin Holmes.  Holmes served as a therapist […]

WHNT: Wellstone, HEMSI report an increase in suicide related calls since the rollout of 988

In the words of WellStone CEO Jeremy Blair, “988 is saving lives and ⁦WellStone is honored to play our part.” HEMSI reports an increase in suicide related calls since the rollout of 988. In this article: “HEMSI is reporting that they received over 1700 calls between January and June. But between July and August after the […]

Bystander Intervention in an Overdose Situation

You could be the difference in an emergency situation where someone has had too much to drink or has overdosed on drugs. That difference is knowing what to do. Your job is to know what steps to take. You never know when you might be in a position to help someone, maybe even save a […]

Co-Responders Bring Pivotal Change to Mental Healthcare in Huntsville

In Huntsville, Alabama, when an individual or their loved one calls 911 or 988 (the new nationwide mental health crisis line) because of a mental health or substance use crisis, if an in-person response is needed then a law enforcement officer and a trained therapist respond. Read an inside look at answering mental health crisis […]

Cullman Oktoberfest 5K & 10K Run Set for Oct. 1

Join us on Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 8 a.m. for the annual Oktoberfest Run in Cullman, AL. The Oktoberfest Run is part of Cullman’s annual Oktoberfest celebration. Enjoy Oktoberfest fun following the race, including german music and dancing, a craft fair, food vendors, unique shops, restaurants, and more! Proceeds from the run support the […]

Dial 988: New suicide prevention hotline launching Saturday

A new safety net goes live this weekend, making it easier for people in crisis to connect with compassionate mental health professionals. Starting Saturday, July 16, people experiencing a mental health emergency can dial 988 instead of the longer National Suicide Prevention hotline. While it’s a national program, the three-digit number links callers to mental […]

WellStone announces mental health hiring event – Huntsville Business Journal

  Do you want to be a part of building better access to mental healthcare across our state? Quality mental healthcare workers play a vital role in achieving this reality. WellStone, North Alabama’s nonprofit mental health center, is hosting a job fair on Friday, July  22, from 9am –4pm in hopes of filling dozens of vacant positions. The […]

WellStone to host hiring event to tackle workforce shortage – WHNT

“At a time when demand for mental health services has dramatically increased, WellStone and all behavioral health providers are experiencing a significant workforce shortage,” said Jeremy Blair, WellStone CEO. “It is a great time to apply for a position with the largest behavioral health provider in North Alabama to make a difference in lives we […]