WellStone Manager Highlights Importance of Communication After Mass Casualty Events- WAAY 31 Feature Story

WellStone’s Adult Outpatient Manager Alice Kindred spoke with WAAY 31 about how parents should speak to their children after mass tragedies occur. Kindred says that it’s important to have and encourage open communication, even when conversations can be difficult. She suggests basing the amount and depth of information on the child’s age. She also advises […]

WellStone Launches New Jail Diversion Program in Collaboration with Madison County Corrections

[HUNTSVILLE, AL] – WellStone announces the launch of a Jail Diversion Program in collaboration with Madison County Jail. The Jail Diversion Program identifies detainees who are eligible for release, either under supervision or directly to the community, who have continuing mental health care needs. The goal of the program is to reduce the recidivism rate […]

WellStone Therapist Volunteers Her Services in India

My Experience of Gratitude: By Rashmi Jadeja Chauhan For the past three years in a row, I have been blessed with the opportunity of doing volunteer work in India. While working there, I have felt great levels of gratitude, met new people, and helped to spread happiness to the human beings who came to the […]

WellStone announces new Chief Clinical Officer

WellStone is pleased to announce the promotion of Mrs. Josaylon Wade to Chief Clinical Officer. Josaylon is a graduate of Alabama A & M University with a Master’s Degree in Rehab Counseling.  She has over 19 years of experience in mental health and substance abuse services working with children, adolescents, families and adults.  She is […]

Nova Center for Youth & Family Announces Community Health Initiative Grant

The Nova Center for Youth & Family, the child and adolescent division of WellStone Behavioral Health, was announced as a 2017-2018 recipient of a Community Health Initiative grant through the Jean Wessel Templeton Community Health Initiative (CHI), a part of Huntsville Hospital. The most recent CHI award is for $90,000 and will enable the Nova […]

WellStone Sponsors Local Law Enforcement Training

Partnering with the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness and Auburn University at Montgomery, WellStone Behavioral Health helped sponsor Crisis Intervention Training for area law enforcement April 25-28 at Calhoun Community College in Huntsville. The CIT training is a nationally recognized best-practice designed to help law enforcement identify mental illness and substance […]

Mental Health First Aid Classes Available

In recognition of May as Mental Health Awareness Month, WellStone Behavioral Health is offering two highly respected courses that will be open to the public: Adult Mental Health First Aid:   Friday / May 5, 2017 / 8 am – 5 pm / WellStone Community Room / $25 per participant / Class size limited to 21. […]

WellStone Leader Testifies to Congress

Leslie Christ, Chief Resource Officer at WellStone Behavioral Health, provided expert witness testimony to Congress in Washington DC on April 5, 2017. Addressing the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, Ms. Christ provided support for HR 1180, the Working Families Flexibility Act of 2017. This subcommittee of the House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce, […]

Faith & Mental Health Workshop Draws Crowd

As part of the ongoing celebration of May as Mental Health Awareness month, WellStone partnered with the Huntsville Association of Pastoral Care to host a seminar on Saturday May 21 entitled “Mental Health: A Guide for Serving Persons of Faith”. Frederick Woods, a local Clinical Chaplain, Professional Pastoral Counselor, and Certified Addictions Counselor, facilitated the […]