Friday, November 28, 2014

amp;lt;em class=”wnDate”>Tuesday, November 18, 2014 11:00 PM EST</em> by Honora Gathings TUSCALOOSA -AL – Mention the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960′s, and images from Birmingham of dogs, hoses and bombings may come to mind. But Alabama was also at the center of another struggle. This one involved an overcrowded, under-funded hospital for people with mental illness.Mental health treatment has changed over the last few decades. No longer are people with mental illness sent off […]


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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama’s School of Social Work has received a $945,337 grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration to help service the state of Alabama’s shortage of behavioral health care professionals. Through the Transitional-Age Youth University of Alabama project, or TAY-UA, the UA School of Social Work will offer stipends to Master of Social Work students in an effort to produce 56 graduated Master of Social Work students trained in interprofessional […]


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By the editorial board of The Anniston Star Four days ago, David McBrayer’s life ended during an altercation with Jacksonville Police. It’s a death that should resonate all the way to the halls of the state Legislature. By all indications, including comments from McBrayer’s father, the 24-year-old Jacksonville man was a troubled soul who needed help. In fact, McBrayer’s father says he was trying to get his son medical attention for what may have been […]


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