Mental Health Resources

Mental Health Resources

United Counseling

A ministry of the United Methodist Church that provides faith-based counseling for all stages of life.

Local Support Agencies

Community Grief Support
  • Free grief counseling and individual and group support for adults
  • 205-870-8667 / / [email protected]
The Amelia Center
  • Free grief counseling for children (age 5 and above) and teens, counseling for parents grieving the death of a child (pregnancy loss through adulthood), and support groups for children, teens, and parents
  • 205-638-7481 / / [email protected]
Alabama Suicide Prevention & Resources Coalition (ASPARC)
  • Suicide resources and training
The Alabama Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
  • Grassroot efforts for suicide prevention, education, research, and programming.
  • AL Area Director: Meesha Emmett 205-778-8284 / / [email protected]
The Veterans Administration
  • Various resources for veterans and their families including caregiver support, homeless veterans, mental health services, & medical services
  • Birmingham Veterans Affairs Office: Main: 205-933-8101 Mental Health Care: 205-933-8101 x335508
One Place – Metro Alabama Family Justice Center
  • Coordinated services to survivors of domestic violence through a multidisciplinary team of professionals working together under one roof.
Cook Ministries
  • Ministry including programs like suicide awareness and intervention training, Isaiah 61 Prison Ministry, Restore Love Program, and The Food Basket Program
  • [email protected]//
The Birmingham Crisis Center
  • Services include free and confidential assistance during suicide emergencies, suicide bereavement support group, rape response, sexual assault services (medical and otherwise), and other preventative and response services
  • Free and confidential assistance during suicide emergencies (205-323-7777), Rape Response (205-323-7273), UTalk Youth Line (205-328-5464), Senior Talk Line (205-328-8255), Recovery Resource Center (205-458-3377, National Hotline (988), or text HOME to 741741
Crisis Services of North Alabama
  • Provides free services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and provides crisis counseling
  • HELPline: 256-716-1000 or 1-800-691-8426 Lifeline Children’s Services
  • Counseling support for parents and families, pregnancy resources, online education, and adoption and foster care services
  • 205-967-0811
The University of Montevallo
  • Provides free counseling to anyone in Alabama for tele-mental health sessions or in-office sessions. Counseling is provided by graduate students in their internships with clinical supervision by a faculty member. Call (205) 665-6377 or email [email protected]
Jefferson-Blount-St. Clair Mental Health Authority
  • Mental health services for individuals in the tri-county area
  • Crisis services available at the Craig Crisis Care Center 24/7/365 located at 401 Beacon Parkway West, Birmingham, AL 35209, or by calling 205-263-1701
  • Administrative office open Monday-Friday and can be reached at 205-595-4555

Resources for Suicide Attempt Survivors

For Survivors:
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Resources for Suicide Loss Survivors

Kids Book Nook

Here is a list of some of our favorite books that we suggest with kids during tough times.