Mental Health Center of Madison County
4040 South Memorial Parkway
Huntsville, AL 35802
Telephone Crisis Intervention
Available 24/7
For Our Clients and the Local Community
256-533-1970
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MHC's Nova Center Awarded Another CHI Grant

The Mental Health Center of Madison County is very pleased to once again be the proud recipient of funding through Huntsville Hospital's Community Health Initiative. More...

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Stories of Recovery 2013

This year in recognition of Recovery Month, the Mental Health Center (MHC) sponsored a Recovery Month Luncheon for several of our referring agencies and other stakeholders. Our guests were privileged to hear stories of recovery from four consumers of MHC services. More...

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White Family Honored as Nova Center Dedicates New Playground

Monday, May 19, 2014 the Nova Center honored the White family at the ribbon cutting for the academy's new playground. More...

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Mental Illness Conversation Sparks

The death of Robin Williams has sparked global conversations about Mental Illness. People are talking, telling their stories, and asking questions. Why did this happen? What can we do? How do we help? More...

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The Community Mental Health Act Turns 50

The last piece of legislation President John F. Kennedy signed just prior to his assassination, turns 50 on October 31. In the years since its inception, the Community Mental Health Act of 1963 has made a definite difference in mental health care but it has fallen short of realizing its goal. What happened? More...

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The Nova Center Receives Funding from Boeing Alabama

The Nova Center's School Based Program was recently the recipient of a grant from Boeing Alabama's Employee Community Fund. More...

 
Featured Topics
Addictions. Addiction is the repeated involvement with a substance or activity, despite the substantial harm it now causes, because that involvement was (and may continue to be) pleasurable and/or valuable. More...
Addictions: Alcohol and Substance Abuse. People who become addicted to alcohol/drugs are gradually introduced and desensitized to them over a period of time. More...
ADHD: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. This topic center provides a detailed description of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), its causes, symptoms and treatments. ADHD is a neurological disorder that develops during childhood and can persist into adulthood. More...
Anxiety Disorders. In this topic center you'll find information on the Anxiety Disorders, including phobia (social anxiety, agoraphobia, etc.), panic disorder, generalized anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and obsessive compulsive disorder. More...
Depression: Major Depression & Unipolar Varieties. This topic center is a comprehensive overview of the unipolar mood disorders with an emphasis on the causes of and treatments for depression. More...
DSM-5. A series of articles about changes to resources based on the DSM-5. More...
Personality Disorders. This topic center provides a comprehensive overview of the personality disorders, which are pervasive and chronic psychological and relational problems associated with rigid, inflexible interpersonal behavior and social coping deficits. More...
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Acute Stress Disorder is an anxiety disorder which may involve dissociation that occurs in the wake of exposure to traumatic events. This topic center provides an overview of the causes, symptoms and treatments for PTSD. More...
Schizophrenia. A comprehensive overview of the nature and treatment of Schizophrenia, a brain disease associated with psychosis (hallucinations and delusions), and disorganized behavior. More...
Self Esteem. Low self-esteem keeps you from enjoying life, doing the things you want to do, and working toward personal goals. More...
Stress Reduction and Management. A comprehensive overview of how to reduce stress. We cover the nature of stress, and the many different methods people can use to reduce and manage their stress. More...

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Breastfeeding Moms Have Lower Depression Risk
Breastfeeding cuts new mothers' risk of depression by half, according to a study published online Aug. 21 in Maternal and Child HealthMore...

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Health Tip: When Your Child Is Afraid to Sleep
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All Current News  

The Cost of Not Caring
In a series of stories this year, USA TODAY is exploring the human and financial costs the country pays for not caring more about the nearly 10 million Americans with serious mental illness. More...


Free Lunch and Learn Workshop
During 2014 the Mental Health Center will present a series of free Lunch and Learn workshops. These will be scheduled the 2nd Wednesday of each month during the noon hour and will include a variety of topics. More...


Positive Client Satisfaction for New Horizons Recovery Center
In October 2013, New Horizons Recovery Center, Substance Abuse Recovery Services of the Mental Health Center, asked its clients to complete a Satisfaction and Quality of Care Survey. More...


Mental Health First Aid Offered
Both Adult and Youth Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)courses are currently being scheduled though the Mental Health Center. More...


Parity Rule for Mental Health and Substance Use
The Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and the Treasury jointly issued a final rule increasing parity between mental health/substance use disorder benefits and medical/surgical benefits in group and individual health plans. More...


Resource Available for Families
The Family Guide to Mental Health Care is an excellent, first of its kind, resource for families struggling with a loved one’s mental illness. More...


Thanks STEDTRAIN!
The Mental Health Center would like to publically thank STEDTRAIN for its support of our Nova Academy. More...


President Obama Continues to Advocate on Behalf of Mental Health
On Monday, June 3, President Obama hosted a National Conference on Mental Health at the White House.This conference launched national dialogue on mental health aiming to bring people together to find effective ways to increase understanding and awareness about mental health issues and to "bring mental illness out of the shadows." More...


Launch Program
Do you know a young person ages 16-21 who is out of school and struggling to find his/her way? The Launch Program may provide the answer. More...





The Mental Health Center of Madison County
4040 South Memorial Pky.
Huntsville, AL 35802

Phone: 256.533.1970
Fax: 256.532.4112

Office hours:
Monday to Thursday
8:00am - 5:30pm

Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm

Telephone Crisis Intervention 
Available 24/7
For Our Clients and the Local Community


256-533-1970

 


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