The Mississippi Department of Mental Health administers and operates six behavioral health programs that provide inpatient services for people (adults and children) with serious mental illness and substance abuse, and it also operates five programs for persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities. These programs provide residential services and are also a primary vehicle for delivering community services throughout Mississippi. A variety of community services and supports for Mississippi residents in need of behavioral health or IDD services is also available. Services are provided to adults with mental illness, children and youth with serious emotional disturbance, children and adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities, persons with substance abuse problems, and persons with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Services are provided by DMH operated programs and DMH certified providers, depending on the program/provider and location. For a service provider in your area, contact the DMH Office of Consumer Support at 1-877-210-8513 or go to the Where To Get Help section on the home page.

The DMH mission is supporting a better tomorrow by making a difference in the lives of Mississippians with a mental illness, substance use disorder and/or intellectual and developmental disability one person at a time.