Welcome to East Central Mental Health Center

summertime imageEast Central Mental Health Center is a public non-profit corporation governed by a eighteen member Board of Directors appointed by local governments under the authority of Alabama Act 310. The center is a comprehensive community mental health center providing mental health, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse services to the citizens of Bullock, Macon, and Pike Counties . Our professionally trained staff provides the highest quality direct care for persons with mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. Our mission is to provide quality mental health, intellectual disabilities, and substance abuse services within the limits of available resources to citizens of Bullock, Macon and Pike Counties, and assure that these services are provided with respect for the individual dignity and privacy in the least restrictive environment necessary to promote recovery.

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Featured Topics
Anxiety Disorders. In this topic center you'll find information on the Anxiety Disorders, including phobia (social anxiety, agoraphobia, etc.), panic disorder, generalized anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and obsessive compulsive disorder. More...
Stress Reduction and Management. A comprehensive overview of how to reduce stress. We cover the nature of stress, and the many different methods people can use to reduce and manage their stress. More...

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East Central Mental Health Center Holiday Schedule
Holiday dates the East Central offices will be closed. More...

Agent Orange Tied to MGUS in Vietnam Vets
Vietnam veterans exposed to Agent Orange have a more than doubled risk of developing monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance, a new study suggests. The findings were published online Sept. 3 in JAMA OncologyMore...

Type 2 Diabetes Linked to More Alzheimer's Brain 'Tangles'
Obesity might also be behind the increase, researchers say. More...

CDC: Smoking Rate Falls to 15.2 Percent in the United States
The U.S. smoking rate continues to decline, with 15.2 percent of adults reporting they're current smokers, down from 16.8 percent in 2014 and 17.8 percent in 2013, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday. More...

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Annual Board of Directors Meeting
East Central Mental Health Center held its Annual Board of Directors Meeting at the First Baptist Church Activities Building Thursday, April 16, 2015 in Troy, Alabama. More...


History Shows that Exercise Boosts Mood
However, learning about one study at a time has its drawbacks. If we aren't familiar with the subject, we can't compare the most recent findings with past research because we don't have adequate knowledge for the task. This makes it all-too-easy to see the latest study as the definitive answer on a subject. More...


"Bully Proof' events aim to educate
Bullying and teen suicide are real issues, even in Pike County. That’s why the East Central Children’s Health Collaborative has partnered with Troy City Schools, Pike County Schools and Troy University to offer “Bully Proof” community events in connection with Bullying Awareness Month More...


Summer Heat and Human Behavior
It is now a well-known fact that weather conditions impact on how people feel and function in their daily lives. In some cases the weather affects physical and emotional health... More...


Some "Views" of Everyday Life
I had an experience this week that I know my readers will find interesting. The experience got me thinking about the nature of reality and perception... In fact, I have to stop and consider what I just wrote. After all, what I found to be so interesting you,... More...


Mental Health First Aid Program
East Central Mental Health is initiating the Mental Health First Aid program in Pike County. More...


Types of Stress and Their Symptoms
Given that stress has been linked as a co-factor in 95% or all disease processes, a keystone of holistic, alternative health and healing is learning how to effectively manage stress. More...





200 Cherry Street

Troy, AL 36081

Phone: (334) 566-6022

Fax: (334) 566-5346

 

 

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