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Community and National Resources for Social Determinants of Health in Rural Populations: Mental Health Resources

Warning Signs of Mental Illness in Adults

Warning Signs of a Mental Illness

  • Confused thinking
  • Prolonged depression (sadness or irritability)
  • Feelings of extreme highs and lows
  • Excessive fears, worries, and anxieties
  • Social withdrawal
  • Dramatic changes in eating or sleeping habits
  • Strong feelings of anger
  • Strange thoughts
  • Seeing or hearing things that aren't there
  • Growing inability to cope with daily problems and activities
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Numerous unexplained physical ailments
  • Substance use

What a Mental Illness is:

  • A medical condition that affects how a person perceives the world and themself
  • A treatable condition
  • Common among adults

What a Mental Illness is not:

  • A character flaw
  • An imaginary illness/disease

Mental Health Resources

National Resources

National Crisis Lines:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (For Veterans Crisis Line, Press 1)

National Alliance on Mental Illness: 1-800-950-NAMI (6264)

Text Lines:

Crisis Text Line: text "Hello" to 741-741

Veteran Crisis Text Line: text to 838-255

National Alliance on Mental Illness CrisisText Line: Text "NAMI" to 741-741

Online Counseling Services

Online counseling services are becoming increasingly more prevalent. They provide access to mental health services via phone (talk or text) or video chat.


  • What services are provided? 
    • counseling
    • psychiatry appointments
    • couples therapy
  • How much does it cost? 
    • $30-$80/week
  • Are online counseling services covered by insurance?
    • They are not covered by Medicare/Medicaid services; however, some insurance plans do cover the service. Check with you FSA/HSA provider before beginning any services

Houston County Community Resources


Their Access-to-Care team is available 24/7, at 800-951-HELP (4357)


  • Developmental Disability Services
  • Medical Services
  • Behavioral Health Services
  • Community Services

Medical Services

  • Psychiatric care
  • telehealth
  • GeneSight treatment

Outpatient Programs

  • Case management services provides advocacy, daily assistance, service coordination, and resources for overall wellbeing. 
  • The Assertive Community Treatment Team coordinates with adults and their families in order to provide community-based mental health service delivery. A variety of professionals are used in order to provide social support. 
  • The Intensive Day treatment program focuses on goal oriented treatment in order to reduce symptoms of a mental illness.
  • The Rehab day treatment focuses on long-term recovery with the focus on improving functioning, achieving life goals, and improving participation in family and community life. 

Residential Treatment Facilities

  • Co-occurring treatment facility (Midland City, Alabama)
  • The Haven (Dothan, AL)
  • Supportive Housing

Community Services

Court Referral Program

The Court Referral Program assists municipal and circuit courts with managing drug and alcohol use cases and manage the associated drug screenings for Houston County. Anger Management and Theft Alternative classes are also offered.

Location: 191 South Oates St., in Dothan, AL

Prevention Services

SpectraCare's prevention services promote a variety of programs which provide education and awareness to communities in order to promote well-being and health living. 


A complete list of local counseling and therapy resources can be found on Psychology Today

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