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 […]

Sonja and Jonathan Rossow: Inspired to Give, and Give Again

Like most nonprofits, WellStone relies on the generosity of donors to maximize its impact. We are grateful for every donor who supports and strengthens our mission. While there are plenty of reasons to give, there are also many ways to give. This week, we celebrate Sonja and Jonathan Rossow, who recently became WellStone’s first monthly, […]

Beginning Therapy: 6 Things to Consider before Your First Outpatient Appointment

Picking up the phone to call a therapist can be intimidating and nerve-wracking, whether it’s your first, or fourth, attempt. Whatever made you seek guidance is valid, and by starting the search process you are one step closer to building a life that you can love and enjoy more fully. In case you haven’t experienced […]

5 Signs of a Mental Health Crisis— WAAY31 Feature Story

According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, Alabama had a higher rate of suicides than homicides in 2019. Suicide rates for Alabama have been consistently higher than U.S. rates. Help is out there. Health experts want to make sure everyone knows the signs to look for if someone you love is in trouble. Josaylon Henry, […]