Chill at Depot Park Saturday at first De-Stress Fest

From COVID-19 to politics to the economy and more, it’s been a roller coaster of a past year for a lot of people. And with May marking the recognition of mental health awareness month, mental health care provider WellStone is teaming with local partners to give everyone a few ideas on how to dial back […]

Jacobs proclaims ‘Mental Health Awareness Month’ in Cullman

On Wednesday, Cullman Mayor Woody Jacobs proclaimed the month of May 2021 “Mental Health Awareness Month” in the City of Cullman. Officials from WellStone Behavioral Health who were present at Cullman City Hall to accept the proclamation from Jacobs were Jeremy Blair (Chief Executive Officer), Chris Van Dyke (Chief Operating Officer), Tommie Sanders (Substance Abuse […]

Mental Health Monday: What is psychosis?—WZDX Feature Story

NOVA center explains how psychosis is expressed, and it’s effects on youth. Their new program hopes to identify the signs early and get more people into treatment. During the pandemic we’ve been taking time to talk about different mental health conditions we all might be experiencing. Professionals in Huntsville say there’s one condition that we’re […]

A look inside the NOVA Center—WZDX Feature Story

Have you heard of the NOVA Center? They offer treatment to young people and families who are dealing with everything from psychosis to substance abuse. These professionals say they’re able to give the listening ear that young people need in situations like these. “Although their stressors may be different from an adult’s, they’re still stressors. […]

A look inside Huntsville Police mental illness training—WZDX Feature Story

About ten percent of 9-1-1 calls across the country involve mental health situations. In a lot of cases, officers aren’t trained or equipped to safely handle those situations. Huntsville Police Department representatives say they’re taking some steps to try to equip officers to handle these calls the best way they can, and get people the […]

Fighting the Holiday or Winter Blues—The Cullman Tribune Feature Story

CULLMAN, Ala. – Winter is can be a stressful and depressing time for some people. The decreased sunlight, colder temperatures, dreary landscapes, holiday stress and increased time staying indoors all contribute to seasonal depression, and the isolation necessary this year to prevent the spread of COVID-19 has led to people experiencing this who have never done […]

WellStone to Run New Mental Health Crisis Center in Huntsville– WAFF48 Feature Story

Helping those struggling with their mental health will soon be easier. The CEO of WellStone Behavorial Health, who is overseeing the project, says this is a long time coming. “Kind of the main focus of the crisis diversion center is to divert folks away from the jail and divert them away from the emergency departments. […]

WellStone Receives Funding for 24/7 Crisis Diversion Center

[MONTGOMERY, AL] On October 28, WellStone was officially selected as one of the three locations in Alabama to establish Alabama’s first 24/7 crisis diversion center in Huntsville. Development is scheduled to start at the beginning of next year. Governor Ivey made the announcement on Wednesday morning at a press conference in Montgomery. During the press […]