Have a Mental Health Emergency?

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24-hour emergency line:
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256-245-2201
Sylacauga

256-362-8600
Talladega

256-396-2150
Clay County

334-863-2518
Randolph County
 


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Talk, They Hear You

About 10 percent of 12-year-olds say they have tried alcohol, but by age 15, that number jumps to 50 percent. The sooner you talk to your children about alcohol, the greater chance you have of influencing their decisions about drinking. More...

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Distance Learning and Telemedicine

Grant connects medical, mental health services telemedicine More...

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Mental Health First Aid

It is the kind of first aid that doesn’t require a bandage, but over the next decade, the training for it is predicted to be as commonplace as medical first aid and CPR. More...

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National Drug Facts Week: Shatter the Myths

Test your knowledge on drugs and drug abuse by taking the interactive National Drug IQ Challenge quiz! More...

Coping with Violence and Traumatic Events

When a tragic event happens, such as the mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, in which the lives of so many innocent children were lost, the entire country grieves together. More...

 
Who We Are

Administration OfficeCheaha Regional Mental Health Center (CRMHC) is a public, non-profit corporation which is governed by a 21 member Board of Directors. The Board is appointed by local governments under the Authority of Alabama Act 310 of the 1957 Alabama Legislature. CRMHC provides a continuum of services for persons with intellectual disabilities, serious mental illness and substance abuse in a four county area in east Alabama, which includes Clay, Coosa, Randolph, and Talladega Counties.
 
CRMHC is certified by the Alabama Department of Mental Health as a Comprehensive Community Mental Health Center. Accordingly, services are provided in accordance with the Community Mental Health Program Standards promulgated by the Department of Mental Health. CMHC holds membership in the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare and the Alabama Council of Community Mental Health Boards.
 
Fees may be charged for some services. However, many individuals qualify for a reduced fee based upon family income. Insurance may be billed for eligible services.

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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...
Alternative Mental Health Medicine. This topic center provides information on complementary and alternative forms of medicine, including acupuncture, chiropractic, energy healing, herbal, amino acid, vitamin, naturopathic and homeopathic treatments, hypnosis, massage, spiritual healing, traditional Chinese and Indian medicine, meditation and yoga. More...
Disasters. Disasters are highly disruptive events that cause suffering, hardship, injury and even death, and the interruption of commerce/business. More...
Intellectual Disabilities. The terms "intellectual disability" and "intellectual developmental disorder," (formerly mental retardation) are two diagnostic labels with nearly identical meanings; i.e., they each describe a set of difficulties associated with limited mental abilities such as reasoning, planning, abstract thinking, judgment, academic learning (the ability to learn in school via traditional teaching methods), and experiential learning (the ability to learn by trial and error, or by observation). More...
Parenting. It's normal for new parents and caregivers to feel a mixture of excitement, joy, and love along with some anxiety, fear, and a little trepidation. More...

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