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Grading the States 2006: Alabama


Report Card

Overall Grade:


Category Grades:



Information Access:




Recovery Supports:


Spending, Income, & Rankings



National Rank

Per Capita Mental Health Spending



Per Capita Income



Total Mental Health Spending (in millions)



Suicide Rank
(tied with Wisconsin)

Recent Innovations

  • Jail diversion programs and prison reforms
  • Outreach to  people with mental illness who are deaf 
  • Elimination of restraints and seclusion at Taylor Hardin 

Urgent Needs

  • Funding for community services
  • More supportive housing options
  • Supported employment and other recovery-oriented services

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More Information

Grading the States 2006: Alabama - Narrative
Read the full narrative from NAMI's report on Alabama's health care system for serious mental illness

Grading the States 2006: Alabama - Score Card
View the details of how Alabama scored on the criteria used by NAMI in evaluating its health care system for serious mental illness

Other Resources

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State & Local NAMIs
NAMI has a state organization in every state and over 1,000 local affiliates. Connect with the NAMI nearest you, and find out how you can get involved.

Grading the States 2006 Online Discussion
Share your comments, reactions, personal stories and ideas around NAMI's report on the state of America's health care system for serious mental illness.

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