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May 19 Mental Health Conference Focusing on Caregivers

BIRMINGHAM – Mental health care providers across Alabama can now connect with experts at Children’s of Alabama at the fourth-annual Mental Health Awareness Conference.

This year’s event, called “Taking the Masks Off: Help for the Caregiver,” will be held Friday, May 19, and is sponsored in part by The Daniel Foundation of Alabama. The event will be held in Children’s Bradley Lecture Center (1601 6th Ave. S). Continuing education is available for nurses, social workers and licensed professional counselors at the event.

The first 100 registrants can attend for free. Otherwise, the cost is $15 in advance or $25 at the event. Free parking is provided in Children’s Park Place Deck at the corner of 17th Street and 5th Ave. S. Providers can register by going to: For questions, call 205-638-9514 or email

“We are excited to be able to offer this event once again,” said Terra Griffin, Ed.D, LPC-S, NCC, Psychiatric Milieu Coordinator of the Ireland Center-Inpatient Psychiatry. “I think it’s one of the best ways for those interested in improving mental health care in Alabama to connect and learn more about this topic.”

Since 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children, offering inpatient and outpatient services throughout central Alabama. Ranked among the best pediatric medical centers in the nation by US News & World Report, Children’s provided care for youngsters from every county in Alabama, 46 other states and seven foreign countries last year, representing more than 676,000 outpatient visits and more than 15,000 inpatient admissions. With more than 2 million square feet, Children’s is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S. More information is available at