Books-A-Million Supports Nova Academy

The Nova Academy is WellStone’s therapeutic preschool that prepares children ages 3-5 for success in the public school system. Families and friends packed the house on December 17th to enjoy the Academy kids, outfitted with special reindeer antlers, present a wonderful concert of Christmas carols. Even Santa Claus himself dropped by to say hello and to wish everyone a very Merry […]

Grace Club Honors WellStone Pioneers

WellStone Behavioral Health enjoyed the privilege of joining the Huntsville Grace Club on December 10, 2015 to honor two ladies who are true pioneers in the development of community mental health services in our area. A pioneer is defined as someone who helps create or develop new ideas or methods, and Ms. Mary Butler and […]

WellStone Celebrates Huntsville’s One Stop Shop

WellStone Behavioral Health joined the Huntsville Housing Authority and several other agencies on Thursday December 10, 2015 to celebrate the grand opening of the One Stop Shop. A project of the Huntsville Housing Authority, the new community center will house various social support agencies and will serve west Huntsville residents in one convenient location at 2201 Clinton […]

Senator Holtzclaw Visits WellStone

Alabama State Senator for the 2nd District Bill Holtzclaw visited WellStone Behavioral Health on November 17, 2015 and made a generous donation to support our work. Senator Holtzclaw provided WellStone a grant of $10,000 that will be used to support case management services for veterans who are participants in the Madison County Mental Health Court. WellStone would […]

Walk for a Healthy Mind & Body

On Saturday October 3rd, WellStone Behavioral Health partnered with Recovery Services and the Huntsville Municipal Court to participate in the Walk for a Healthy Mind & Body. The walk took place at Indian Creek Greenway in Huntsville and was part of the Healthy Huntsville initiative and Mayor Battle’s 100 Miles in 100 Days Walking Challenge. Over […]

WellStone Website Recognized

October 1 marks one year since the Huntsville-Madison County Mental Health Board adopted the new “doing business as” name of WellStone Behavioral Health. With the new name came a new website, and the WellStone website was recently recognized for excellence by a leading marketing association. At the recent 19th annual International Web Award Competition presented by […]

Boeing Alabama Funds School-Based Services

The Employees Community Fund (ECF) of Boeing Alabama recently awarded $20,000 to the Nova Center for Youth & Family for the expansion of school-based mental health services. The ECF is administered by a volunteer Site Advisory Board comprised of local Boeing employees and the committee has partnered with Nova over the last several years to […]

Alabama’s Shrinking Mental Health System

Probate Judge Sherri Friday holds commitment hearings every week inside a small group therapy room at UAB’s Center for Psychiatric Medicine. On a recent Thursday, one of the patients folded and unfolded a stack of papers and bounced her knee up and down. She had been diagnosed with schizophrenia, and had been responding to treatment. […]

School-Based Mental Health Services Expanding

WHNT Channel 19 in Huntsville recently visited the Nova Center for Youth & Family, the child and adolescent division of WellStone Behavioral Health, to report on the expansion of school-based mental heath services in area schools. With the beginning of a new semester next week, WellStone will have clinicians embedded in almost 40 schools throughout the Huntsville, Madison, […]

Nova Academy Celebrates Graduation

The Nova Academy, a therapeutic preschool for children ages 3-5, celebrated the end of summer and graduation with a program and luncheon on July 30, 2015. The Academy is a program of the Nova Center for Youth & Family, the child and adolescent division of WellStone Behavioral Health. With parents, grandparents, friends, and other family in the audience […]