Summer 2016 Edition of the Signs of Mental Health is Out

Check out the Summer edition of the Signs of Mental Health, Deaf Services' quarterly publication. [Click Here to Read It] 

Training interpreters in a practice profession approach to mental health interpreting.

Making Recovery Possible Through Better Skills

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Neil Glickman said of Alabama's mental health interpreters that, “[T]he sophistication of these interpreters in mental health not only meets the level of best practice, it establishes it.”  This is high praise from one of the world’s leading experts in mental health and deafness.  It is not mere chance that Alabama is home to a program that garners such praise. It is the result of years of planning and work that has gone into building a stellar mental health interpreting program.

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2017 Deafness and Clinical Training Announced
February 23 and 24

Did You Know...?

ODS Director Steve Hamerdinger edited a new position paper on the "Preservation of Mental Health Services for Deaf People in an Integrated Health Care Setting," published by NAD recently. He explains the paper in the Vlog above.  He was joined by Kent Schafer to write a technical paper for the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors on "Promising and Emerging Approaches and Innovations for Crisis Interventions for People Who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Deafblind."

A Student Worker's Persepctive on MHIT:  2016 Student Worker Margaret Coffey Talks About Her Experience