House passes bill to allow family therapists to diagnose mental illness

February 7, 2018

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Tuesday, the Alabama House of Representatives passed House Bill 166 allowing trained marriage and family therapists to diagnose mental illnesses. HB166 was sponsored by state Representative Randy Davis, R-Daphne.

Rep. Davis said that the bill allows marriage therapists to diagnose and treat mental illness. It does not allow them to prescribe drugs. “38 states already have this. Alabama is the worst state in the country for access to mental health treatment. Research shows that this Marriage and Family therapists are among the most effective methods of treating and diagnosing schizophrenia, adult alcoholism, and other conditions.”

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Birmingham Second District Candidates Appeal to Voters

August 5, 2013

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Birmingham City Council District two and school board candidates spoke on Thursday to the voters gathered at the forum at McElwain Baptist Church.

The first to speak was Rolanda Hollis. She said that she is an active real estate broker with experience dealing with the state legislature advocating for homeowner rights. Ms. Hollis said she favors forming community task forces to address the problems facing District two. Hollis also favored teaming up with small business to improve the community. Hollis said that as a city council woman she would like to see unity and would work to fill all the empty commercial buildings. Hollis said she would also like to see the houses that can be rehabilitated, rehabilitated.
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