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, […]
For those suffering from a mental health crisis, more resources are coming to North Alabama. “We had to go through a very rigorous process in showing that we in North Alabama are one of the areas that truly need a facility like this,” Josaylon Henry with WellStone said. Watch the full story here.
Work is well underway. The new center is being built right next to the original WellStone office on South Memorial Parkway. Wellstone CEO Jeremy Blair tells us often times jail or the emergency room isn’t the best place for someone in a mental health crisis. That’s the whole purpose of the new Crisis Diversion Center, […]
[SEPTEMBER 2021]WellStone is proud to offer the Stellate Ganglion Block (SGB) to veterans experiencing PTSD, at no cost. The SGB is a treatment that existed for many years but has recently been shown to “reset” some of the symptoms of PTSD in the nervous system, especially hypervigilance— an exaggerated state of sensitivity. This treatment typically […]
[SEPTEMBER 2021] WellStone, Inc. is pleased to announce to be an official awardee of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Community Mental Health Centers (CMHC) Grant. The full grant amount is $4.2 million over two years and will fund numerous services, including expanding service levels and access to care, funding full-time employees […]
While WellStone construction continues, WAFF 48 gives an update on what the progress looks like. Watch the full feature here.
A program started by Cullman County veterans to help other veterans get treatment for post-traumatic stress is getting a boost from the state of Alabama. The state is providing $200,000 for veterans in a nine-county area to get stellate ganglion block procedures. Cullman County’s VFW is the only post in the nation known to have […]
Alabama took what officials called a big step toward solving a statewide mental health care crisis today with the opening in Huntsville of the first of several new emergency services centers planned statewide. Before the new center, police had two options when responding to a reported mental breakdown, WellStone Emergency Services CEO Jeremy Blair said. […]
Before this crisis diversion center opened in May, there were two options for people having a mental health crisis when law enforcement got involved. It was either go to the hospital or jail. Now, those people can get the help they need. “We are specialists in mental health and so, having that staff, the nurse […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – WellStone Crisis Diversion Center, a nonprofit mental health facility, funded in part by the state of Alabama is set to open next spring. But in the meantime, the mental health staff showed News 19 how its temporary crisis facility operates. “So as part of the contract award, we needed to get something […]