July 22, 2011

State of Alabama
Press Release: Mental Health, Department of

THE ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH JOINS SOCIAL MEDIA

MONTGOMERY – Ask just about anyone these days, and they are familiar with what a post or tweet is. Chances are they have watched funny or informative videos on YouTube. It seems that to be in the know, people and organizations must be plugged in to social media, and many people even use social media outlets as their go-to news source. For these reasons, the Alabama Department of Mental Health is proud to announce a social media presence on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. This marks the first time ADMH has used social media.

Realizing the importance of social media, ADMH Commissioner Zelia Baugh played a lead role in launching this initiative. These social media outlets will give ADMH incredible opportunities to share information about the department and the people it serves with a broad, diverse audience. Although ADMH is brand new to social media, plans are to regularly use these outlets to provide a host of information related to the mental health system in Alabama and the nation. Examples of posts and tweets fans and followers can expect to see are press releases, news about ADMH events and conferences, media reports, links to recent newsletters and other new resources and publications, educational videos and PSAs, consumer stories, links to state and national mental health news, and the most up-to-date news about ADMH initiatives.

ADMH can be found on Facebook by visiting https://www.facebook.com/ALMentalHealth, on Twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/ALMentalHealth and on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/ALMentalHealth.

In addition, ADMH also manages a Facebook page for Project Rebound. ADMH initiated Project Rebound to provide relief and assistance in the aftermath of a disaster in partnership with community organizations. Project Rebound began after Hurricane Ivan, returned after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and also returned after a tornado devastated the Enterprise community. Once again it has been reactivated to provide help to survivors of the Gulf Coast oil spill and the April 2011 tornado outbreak. The Project Rebound page on Facebook can be found at https://www.facebook.com/projectrebound.

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