Mental Health Awareness Month


Since 1949 May has been recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month. It is meant to “raise awareness of the importance of mental health and wellness in Americans’ lives and to celebrate recovery from mental illness.” The team at WBHM has assembled this list of mental health resources in the state of Alabama to share with our community and make available to anyone who may need it. We encourage you to share it. Need resources outside of Alabama? The National Institute of Mental Health has resources in both English and Spanish.

This website, and the information shared here by WBHM, is not intended to be an advertisement or solicitation for any particular services (for profit or non-profit) and is not meant to fully represent all services available to individuals in the state of Alabama. No representation is made that the quality of these services are greater than the quality of services performed by other caretakers. The selection of mental health resources is an important decision and should not be solely made upon the information provided here. WBHM is a listener-supported service of the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Emergency Resources

  • Chat with someone online at
  • Text TALK to 741-741 to connect with the Crisis Text Line.
  • Call the Birmingham Crisis Center Hotline at 205-323-7777.
  • Call the New Directions 24/7 emotional support hotline at
  • Call the Self-Harm Hotline at 1-800-DONT CUT

Alabama Resources:

Alabama Department of Mental Health
The ADMH Promotes the health and well-being of Alabamians with mental illnesses, developmental disabilities and substance use disorders.

Alabama Department of Public Health
Primary state health agency for the state of Alabama.

Alabama Mental Health

Alabama Office of Peer Programs
Promotes recovery by coordinating the department’s support for peer operated programs, training and educational programs.

Alabama Warm Line
Free, confidential, non-crisis peer support for all Alabamians.

Black Women’s Mental Health Institute

Capitol Care South
2619 Commerce Boulevard
Irondale, AL, 35210

Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS)
Assessment tool used statewide for children and adolescents receiving services through the public mental health system.

Choices of Alabama
1900 Crestwood Blvd
Suit 203
Irondale, AL, 35210

Cooper Green

Crisis Center 

Eastside Mental Health Center
129 East Park Circle
Birmingham, AL, 35235

Family Guidance Center
234 Aquarius Drive
Suite 118
Birmingham, AL, 35209

Grayson & Associates

Individual Placement and Support
Evidence-based service model aimed to assist people with serious mental illness (SMI), to include co-occurring substance use disorders, in obtaining and maintaining competitive jobs based upon their preferences.

JBS Mental Health

Mental Health America of Etowah County
Promoting mental health awareness and treatment of mental illness through advocacy, education, support, and referral.

Mental Health America in Montgomery
Promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; and integrated care, services, and supports for those who need them, with recovery as the goal.

National Alliance of Mental Illness: Alabama
Comprised of local support and advocacy groups throughout the state dedicated to improving the quality of life for persons with a mental illness in Alabama.

Senior Talk Line
Free telephone service for senior citizens, their caregivers, and others who might find comfort in having a counselor call them on a regular basis to talk.

UAB Cares

UAB Community Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic
908 20th Street South
4th Floor
Birmingham, AL, 35205

Veterans Affairs: Birmingham

Emergency Rooms Near Downtown Birmingham

UAB Hospital Emergency Department
1802 6th Avenue South
Birmingham, Al, 35233

UAB Hospital-Highlands Emergency Department
1201 11th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL, 35205

Ascension St. Vincent’s Birmingham Emergency Department
810 St. Vincent’s Drive
Birmingham, Al, 35205

Brookwood Baptist Medical Center
2010 Brookwood Medical Center Drive
Birmingham, Al, 35209

Princeton Baptist Medical Center
701 Princeton Avenue SW
Birmingham, Al, 35211