Nova Center Receives 2015-2016 CHI Grant

The Nova Center for Youth & Family, the child and adolescent division of WellStone Behavioral Health, was announced today as a 2015-2016 recipient of a Community Health Initiative grant through the Huntsville Hospital Foundation. The most recent CHI award is for $85,000 and will enable the Nova Center to provide school-based mental health services to an […]

Mental Health Awareness Campaign Encourages Being Vocal

A new national mental health awareness campaign was introduced this week and is championed by Demi Lovato, a singer, songwriter, and mental health advocate living with bipolar disorder. Entitled “Be Vocal”, the campaign states that “together we can use our voices in an effort to live well and advance mental health in America”. The campaign […]

Local Rally Brings Mental Health Awareness

Over 200 people gathered at the Huntsville Public Library on May 11, 2015 to recognize May as Mental Health Awareness month and to highlight the impact on local service availability should the currently proposed FY 16 state budget for the Alabama Department of Mental Health become a reality. Several local providers spoke about the reduction […]

Commissioner Predicts Collapse of State Mental Health System

By Amy Hinton  Alabama Political Reporter MONTGOMERY —  At his agency’s legislative budget hearing Wednesday, Alabama’s Commissioner of Mental Health, Jim Reddoch, minced no words when he described the impact of the 15 to 30 percent budget cuts proposed by the Alabama Legislature. The Alabama Department of Mental Health is the single State agency with […]

ADAP Director Warns Legislature: Fund Mental Health or Go Back to Federal Court

10 Apr 2015 By Amy Hinton Alabama Political Reporter TUSCALOOSA – Just one day after Alabama’s Commissioner of Mental Health, James Reddoch, addressed the Alabama Legislature and outlined the devastating impact of the Legislature’s proposed budget cuts on the state mental health system, the Executive Director of Alabama Disability Advocacy Program (ADAP), James Tucker, officially […]

State Budget Cuts Threaten WellStone Services

Alabama legislative budget hearings have begun in Montgomery for the FY 2016 state budget. Governor Robert Bentley proposed a $541 million tax increase proposal to address the budget shortfall, but the Alabama Department of Mental Health issued an impact statement should the tax proposal not be passed and no other new revenues are identified. The $35 million reduction […]

WellStone Partners with Glenwood, Inc.

Wellstone Behavioral Health, through our child and adolescent division called the Nova Center for Youth & Family, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Glenwood Autism and Behavioral Health Center. Glenwood is a private, non-profit organization based in Birmingham, Alabama that specializes in diagnostic services for children with autism spectrum disorders and related neurobiological (or behavioral ) disorders. Glenwood now has a […]

1st Annual Beacon Of Hope Celebration

The 1st Annual Beacon of Hope Celebration, a fundraiser to benefit WellStone Behavioral Health, was a resounding success raising a total of $100,355 in donations and pledges! The inaugural event took place on Wednesday, November 5 from noon until 1:00 p.m. at the Early Works Grand Hall and had an attendance of 102 community members. Through presentations from CEO Brian Davis and […]

Mental Health Center of Madison County Rebranding

The Mental Health Center of Madison County is proud to announce that we will be changing our doing business name to WellStone Behavioral Health, effective October 1, 2014. Our new name is the culmination of a strategic planning process that gathered input from a wide variety of stakeholders in an effort to develop a more […]

White Family Honored as Nova Center Dedicates New Playground

Monday, May 19, 2014 the Mental Health Center and Nova Center staff and board members, representatives from The Huntsville Chamber of Commerce, and other community members gathered to honored the White family at the ribbon cutting for the Nova Academy’s new playground. The Nova Academy was able to build the new playground due to the […]