Mental Health Resources
We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
Navigating the mental health care system is challenging for patients, families, and providers. The Psychiatric Intake Response Center (PIRC), located in the Emergency Department at Children’s of Alabama, is a free, confidential phone response center designed to help adult callers and community providers in finding the appropriate level of mental health care.These services are provided via telephone by licensed mental health clinicians trained to assess a child or teen’s mental, emotional, and behavioral needs and recommend the best treatment options.
SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357) (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service), or TTY: 1-800-487-4889 is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations.
Domestic violence is one of the most misunderstood crimes in our country and often the least obvious. That's why education is so important. It is the best defense against domestic violence - from identifying the signs, to understanding the cycle of abuse and the behavior of both the abuser and the victim. Only through understanding can we help families affected by domestic violence to fight back.
Family Services of North Alabama was founded in 2002, and is based in Albertville, Alabama. We serve Marshall, Blount, Cherokee, DeKalb, Jackson, and St. Clair counties. We seek to teach, empower, advocate, and liberate through education, resource networking, and providing advocacy for victims of sexual assault.
Underage drinking is a serious social issue. Drinking before the legal age has been linked to many short- and long-term negative effects on physical, mental, social and academic factors. Parental involvement can help curb underage drinking and influence teens to make safe choices. The U.S. Surgeon General reports that 70 percent of teens have tried alcohol before the age of 18. One in three high school students tries alcohol. Underage drinking is dangerous for reasons related to health and safety, but it can also lead to legal troubles and high-risk teen behavior. Combating the underage drinking epidemic begins with education, and parents are the first line of defense when it comes to helping teens make smart choices. Reducing the high rate of underage drinking also requires combined efforts of vigilant parents and informed youths, along with the support of educators and those who sell alcohol.