Press Releases


DMH Response to Release of TAC Assessment on Children Services

Recent media coverage related to the release of the Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC) report regarding children’s mental health services in the state has focused on the fact the…

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Town Hall Meeting on Opioids Scheduled for June 27 in Hattiesburg

June 16, 2017 (Jackson, Miss.) – A town hall meeting in Hattiesburg on June 27 will address the growing impact of opioids in communities across the state. The meeting…

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2017 Opioid & Heroin Drug Summit is July 11-13 at Broadmoor Baptist Church

Education. Training. Collaboration. Saving lives. These are the goals of the 2017 Mississippi Opioid and Heroin Summit – an opportunity for all of us to face the epidemic that…

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Town Hall Meeting on Impact of Opioids Scheduled for June 13 in Diamondhead

May 30, 2017 (Jackson, Miss.) – A town hall meeting in Diamondhead on June 13 will address the growing impact of opioids in communities across the state. The…

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Town Hall Meeting on Impact of Opioids Scheduled for May 23 in Brandon

A town hall meeting in Brandon this month will address the growing impact of opioids in communities across the state. The meeting is hosted in a partnership with…

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Mississippi Awarded $3.58 Million to Combat Opioid Addiction

May 1, 2017 – U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) announced in April that the Mississippi Department of Mental Health (DMH) will receive $3.58 million in federal funding to…

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Department of Mental Health recognizes April as Alcohol Awareness Month

April 11, 2017 (Jackson, Miss.) – The Department of Mental Health is recognizing April as Alcohol Awareness Month, joining the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD)…

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Roadmap for Integrated Care in Mississippi is released

In October 2016, the Department of Mental Health partnered with the Department of Health and the Mississippi Public Health Institute for a State Forum on Integrated Care. One…

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Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Day at the Capitol is March 22

March 1, 2017 (Jackson, Miss.) –The Mississippi Department of Mental Health (DMH) is recognizing Intellectual/Developmental Disabilies Day at the Capitol on March 22 from 1:30 p.m. until 4…

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Mental Health Day at the Capitol is March 15

March 1, 2017 (Jackson, Miss.) –The Mississippi Department of Mental Health (DMH) is recognizing Mental Health Day at the Capitol on March 15 from 1 p.m. until 4…

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Department of Mental Health and Department of Corrections Partner to Reduce Recidivism

For Immediate Release Sept. 30, 2016 Contact: Adam Moore, Mississippi Department of Mental Health, (601) 359-2287; or Grace Fisher, Mississippi Department of Corrections, (601) 359-5608 Mississippi has been awarded…

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Department of Mental Health Announces Mississippi Suicide Prevention Plan

September 16, 2016 (Jackson, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Mental Health (DMH) has released its first state plan for suicide prevention, making an important step in efforts…

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The 2016 Trauma Conference is Sept. 20-22 at the Jackson Convention Complex

For the third year in a row, the Mississippi Department of Mental Health is hosting a conference focused on trauma-informed care during National Recovery Month. Scheduled for Sept….

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Department of Mental Health Recognizes Recovery Month

September 12, 2016 (Jackson, Miss.) – The Department of Mental Health is joining thousands of others across the country in recognition of National Recovery Month, acknowledged each September…

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17th Annual Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease is August 16 in Natchez

17th Annual Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease is August 16 in Natchez The Department of Mental Health is announcing the 17th Annual Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease and Psychiatric Disorders in Older…

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Public Notice for the Intellectual Disabilities/Developmental Disabilities (ID/DD) Waiver Amendment

The Division of Medicaid is re-posting the public notice for the Intellectual Disabilities/Developmental Disabilities (ID/DD) Waiver Amendment to correct a technical issue that occurred during the initial posting….

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Department of Mental Health Recognizes May as Mental Health Month

Department of Mental Health Recognizes May as Mental Health Month The Mississippi Department of Mental Health (DMH) is recognizing the month of May as National Mental Health Month,…

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DMH Services Reduced Due to Budget Cuts

DMH SERVICES REDUCED DUE TO BUDGET CUTS   May 10, 2016 – As a result of funding reductions in its Fiscal Year 2017 budget, the Mississippi Department of…

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DMH hosts IDD Day at the Capitol on April 6

DMH hosts IDD Day at the Capitol on April 6 The Mississippi Department of Mental Health is celebrating Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Awareness Month at the annual…

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2016 Legislative Session Information

The Mississippi Department of Mental Health has developed a series of brief white papers discussing topics expected to be raised during the 2016 Legislative Session. The papers can…

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DMH Announces Mississippi Prevention Alliance for Communities and Colleges

October 29, 2015 (Jackson, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Mental Health’s (DMH) Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Services has received a five-year discretionary grant that aims to transform…

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Save the Date for the 9th Annual Mississippi School for Addiction Professionals

The 9th Annual Mississippi School for Addiction Professionals will be May 9 – 12, 2016 at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg, MS. WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Treatment…

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Department of Mental Health Recognizes National Recovery Month

Department of Mental Health Recognizes National Recovery Month  (Jackson, Miss.) – The Department of Mental Health is joining thousands of others across the country in recognizing September as…

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Paint It Purple! is September 18

RAISE AWARENESS OF ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE THROUGH Paint It Purple! SEPTEMBER 18, 2015 The Mississippi Department of Mental Health (DMH), Alzheimer’s Association Mississippi Chapter, and the UMMC MIND Center…

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Register now for the 18th Annual Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease

The Online Registration for both the 18th Annual Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease and Psychiatric Disorders in Older Adults  is now live. This year’s conference is August 17-18, 2016…

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Progress Update on Mississippi’s Public Mental Health System

Below are two recent documents the Department of Mental Health has developed to provide an overview of Mississippi’s Public Mental Health System and the efforts made by the…

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The Wonder of Knowing: Weathering the Storm of Dementia

The Wonder of Knowing: Weathering the Storm of Dementia workshop is January 22, 2015 in Amory, MS. It has been approved for 3 SWK hours and for several…

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Mississippi Expands Program of Assertive Community Treatment Teams

In an effort to continue to expand community-based services, the Mississippi Department of Mental Health (DMH) is under way with the development of four additional Program of Assertive…

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Technical Assistance Collaborative Releases Supportive Housing Strategy Report

Several state agencies have a role in providing housing and support services for individuals with disabilities and life challenges in Mississippi. The State has lacked a coordinated approach…

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Department of Mental Health Announces Housing Initiative

September 26, 2014 (Jackson, MS) – The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded the Mississippi Department of Mental Health (DMH) a Cooperative Agreement to…

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DMH and Think Again Network Release Media Guidebook

September 26, 2014 (Jackson, MS) – The Mississippi Department of Mental Health (DMH) and the Think Again Network have completed work on a project that aims to change…

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Get Fit-Helping Kids with Epilepsy

Get Fit-Helping Children with Epilepsy

DMH Mobile Crisis Response Teams

DMH Mobile Crisis Response Teams

Response To Mental Health Conference In Washington

On June 3, the President and Vice President hosted a National Conference on Mental Health in Washington. While millions of Americans and thousands of Mississippians struggle with mental…

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Mississippians Trained In Mental Health First Aid

In response to recent shooting tragedies in the United States, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) has become a hot topic in Washington and Mississippi. In May, the Mississippi…

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First Certified Peer Support Specialist Training Held

Three of Mississippi’s Certified Peer Support Specialist (CPSS) Trainers conducted their first Certified Peer Support Specialist Training on June 5-8 in West Point. The CPSS Training is an…

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