Jackson County Cares
Resources for Families
We all have mental health, just like we all have physical health. When we talk about mental health, we’re talking about our mental well-being: our emotions, thoughts, feelings, and ability to cope. Good mental health is not about feeling happy and confident all the time. It is about coping well despite problems.
Our mental health can change daily depending on what is going on in our lives. Mental health and mental illness are often used as if they mean the same thing, but they do not. A mental illness impacts daily functioning by significantly affecting the way someone thinks, feels, or behaves. Treatments are available and there are many ways to get help.
American Psychiatric Association Answer Center - 1-888-35-PSYCH (77924)
American Psychological Association Public Education Line - 1-800-964-2000
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-TALK (8255), Nacional de Prevención Del Suicidio - 888-628-9454
Runaway Safeline - 800-786-2929
Mental Health First Aid ResourcesMental Health America - www.mentalhealthamerica.netAmerican Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry - www.aacap.orgNational Association of School Psychologists - www.nasponline.orgOther resources for developing healthy lifestyle, including mental and emotional help HELPGuide.org.
LOCAL MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCESMountain Lakes Behavioral508 Gregory Street, Scottsboro, AL 35768256-259-1774Scottsboro Professional Counseling, LLC605 East Laurel Street, Scottsboro, AL 35768256-291-0779Health Connect America501 Greenhill Blvd NW #155, Fort Payne, AL 35967256-410-2750LOCAL COMMUNITY RESOURCES*Alabama 2-1-1*Connects you to a trained operator 24/7 that has access to a comprehensive database with a multitude of services in your community.*Alabama Career Center*305 S Scott Street #21, Scottsboro, AL 35768256-574-1720Offers free employment services; available to all businesses and jobseekers*CASA of Jackson County*250 South Broad Street, Scottsboro, AL 35768256-259-3736Volunteers to meet the needs of the elderly and homeboundFood Pantry that serves all ages*Community Action*256-259-5357Provides assistance with utility bills and can connect families to other resources*Crisis Services of North Alabama*132 E Peachtree Street, Scottsboro, AL 35768256-574-5826Provides assistance to victims of Rape and Domestic Violence*Jackson County Department of Human Resources*305 Bingham Street, Scottsboro, AL 35768256-575-6000Receive reports of Child Abuse/Neglect and Adult Abuse/Neglect; Assist Families with Child Support/TAN-F and/or SNAP Benefits*Jackson County Children's Advocacy Center*201 College Avenue, Scottsboro, AL 35768256-999-0020Provide Hope and Healing for Abused and At Risk Children; Forensic Interviews/Counseling Services also available*Jackson County EMA (Emergency Management)*102 East Laurel Street, Scottsboro, AL 35768256-574-9341*Jackson County Health Department*204 Liberty Lane, Scottsboro, AL 35769256-259-4161Provides Clinical, Home Health and Environmental Services to the Public*Jackson County Juvenile Probation*110 E Appletree Street, Scottsboro, AL 35768256-574-9365*Jackson County Rural Public Transportation*256-574-6733Provides Transportation within Jackson County; no age restrictions for passengers*Jackson County Sheriff's Department*102 E Laurel Street, Scottsboro, AL 35768256-574-2610*Life Resource Services of Jackson County*304 South Andrews Street, Scottsboro, AL 35768256-437-6606Provides a safe and warm place during the winter daytime hours and helps people gain access to permanent housing. Also links individuals to emergency resources and assists individuals to obatin adequate financial income through job placement, continuing education or other benefits they may be entitled to.*Medicaid*6515 University Drive North West, Suite B, Huntsville, AL 36606855-733-3160*Red Cross*102 East Laurel Street, Scottsboro, AL 35768256-259-2577