Making Recovery Possible Through Better Skills

Training interpreters in a practice profession approach to mental health interpreting.



Neil Glickman said of Alabama's mental health interpreters that, “[T]he sophistication of these interpreters in mental health not only meets the level of best practice, it establishes it.”  This is high praise from one of the world’s leading experts in mental health and deafness.  It is not mere chance that Alabama is home to a program that garners such praise. It is the result of years of planning and work that has gone into building a stellar mental health interpreting program.

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Did You Know...?

The Office of Deaf Service can now offer Mental Health First Aid training to programs and agencies serving deaf people in Alabama. 
*New Dates will be added
in the Fall

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Winter 2019 Edition of the Signs of Mental Health is Up

Check out the Fall edition of the Signs of Mental Health, Deaf Services' quarterly publication. [Click Here to Read It] 

ODS YouTube Channel

ODS has been quietly producing Deaf 2-5-8 videos for a while.  Recently ODS has started to expand offerings to include broader public service announcements such as this:

For more information, click HERE

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17th Annual Interpreter Institute August 5 - 9 is "Sold Out Again! 
hank you for your support.  We will "wait list" any new applications. 
Alumni Class is still taking accepting registrations.
Mental Health First Aid Offered to Alumni