Press Releases


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 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, 2017 at the…

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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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