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Judge: Alabama has been ‘indifferent’ to isolated inmates

A federal judge said Monday that Alabama has been “deliberately indifferent” about monitoring the mental health of state inmates placed in the isolation of...

ADOC responds to SPLC’s claim state has prison suicide crisis

The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) has responded to claims by the the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) that the state has a suicide crisis that demands...

Advocacy group: Alabama has prison suicide crisis

An advocacy group charged Friday that Alabama officials have failed to address a rising suicide rate in state prisons despite a federal court order...

Alabama prison system ordered to report mental health segregation data

On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson issued an order for the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) to report how many inmates with mental illnesses...

VA data: Suicide rate for Alabama veterans up, especially for young...

Last month, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) officials released national and state-level findings from its most recent analysis of Veteran suicide data,...

What Alabama is doing to combat suicide, and what you can...

With Mental Health Awareness month, and the heavily publicized suicide of Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall's wife, only a few weeks behind us, we...

Let’s talk about mental health not in whispers, but in shouts

Today authorities confirmed what has widely been speculated since the death of Attorney General Steve Marshall's wife Bridgette — that she in fact committed suicide. Often times we...

Following suicide of 5th grader, State House passes anti-cyberbullying legislation

Following the suicide of an Alabama fifth grader, the State House unanimously passed a bill aimed to protect school children against cyberbullying. Montgomery-Democrat State Rep....

UA study to take ‘deep dive’ into risk factors for veterans,...

University of Alabama researchers, America’s Warrior Partnership and The Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation have partnered on a $2.9 million study to explore risk factors that contribute to suicides, early mortality...

Robert Bentley signs Jason Flatt suicide prevention act into law

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley on Tuesday signed a bill into law that requires educators and others to have training on youth suicide awareness and prevention annually,...
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