Regional community mental health centers (CMHCs) operate under the supervision of regional commissions appointed by county boards of supervisors comprising their respective service areas. The 14 CMHCs make available a range of community-based mental health, substance use, and in some regions, intellectual/developmental disabilities services. CMHC governing authorities are considered regional and not state-level entities. DMH is responsible for certifying, monitoring, and assisting CMHCs. CMHCs are the primary service providers with whom DMH contracts to provide community-based mental health and substance abuse services.
Coahoma, Quitman, Tallahatchie, TunicaRegion One Mental Health Center
1742 Cheryl Street
P. O. Box 1046
Clarksdale, MS 38614
Calhoun, Lafayette, Marshall, Panola, Tate, YalobushaCommunicare
152 Highway 7 South
Oxford, MS 38655
Benton, Chickasaw, Itawamba, Lee, Monroe, Pontotoc, UnionLIFECORE Health Group
2434 South Eason Boulevard
Tupelo, MS 38801
Alcorn, DeSoto, Prentiss, Tippah, TishomingoTimber Hills Mental Health Services
303 N. Madison
P. O. Box 839
Corinth, MS 38835-0839
Attala, Bolivar, Carroll, Grenada, Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, Leflore, Montgomery, Sharkey, Sunflower, WashingtonLife Help
101 Hwy 7 South
Greenwood, MS 38935-1505
Choctaw, Clay, Lowndes, Noxubee, Oktibbeha, Webster, WinstonCommunity Counseling Services
1032 Highway 50
P. O. Box 1336
West Point, MS 39773
Copiah, Lincoln, Madison, Rankin, SimpsonRegion 8 Mental Health Services
613 Marquette Road
P. O. Box 88
Brandon, MS 39043
(601) 825-8800 (Service); (601) 824-0342 (Admin.)http://www.region8mhs.org/
HindsHinds Behavioral Health Services
3450 Highway 80 West
P.O. Box 7777
Jackson, MS 39284
Clarke, Jasper, Kemper, Lauderdale, Leake, Neshoba, Newton, Scott, SmithWeems Community Mental Health Center
1415 College Road
P. O. Box 4378
Meridian, MS 39304
Adams, Amite, Claiborne, Franklin, Jefferson, Lawrence, Pike, Walthall, WilkinsonSouthwest MS Mental Health Complex
701 White Street
P. O. Box 768
McComb, MS 39649-0768
Covington, Forrest, Greene, Jeff Davis, Jones, Lamar, Marion, Perry, WaynePine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources
103 South 19th Avenue
P. O. Box 18679
Hattiesburg, MS 39404-8679
Hancock, Harrison, Pearl River, StoneGulf Coast Mental Health Center
1600 Broad Avenue
Gulfport, MS 39501-3603
George, JacksonSinging River Services
3407 Shamrock Court
Gautier, MS 39553
Warren, YazooWarren-Yazoo Mental Health Services
3444 Wisconsin Avenue
P. O. Box 820691
Vicksburg, MS 39182
Programs of Assertive Community Treatment
In order to expand mental health community services, the Mississippi Department of Mental Health has facilitated the formation of Programs of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) Teams in several areas of the state.
What are PACT Teams?
PACT is a person-centered, recovery-oriented mental health service delivery model for facilitating community living, psychological rehabilitation and recovery for persons who have the most severe and persistent mental illnesses and have not benefited from traditional outpatient services.
PACT teams are mobile, delivering services to people in their homes and communities. This evidence-based program enables people to remain in their communities and reduce placements in inpatient environments. Evidence-based programs like PACT are essential to allowing people to stay in the communities of their choice and continue on their journeys of recovery.
Who is on a PACT Team?
Certified PACT Teams are required to employ a Certified Peer Support Specialist. Other PACT team members are from multidisciplinary backgrounds who share responsibility for addressing the needs of those served. The services they deliver are individually tailored to address each individual’s goals and preferences.
Who can benefit from PACT Team services?
PACT Teams are specifically for people who are living with serious mental illnesses and have had only limited success with staying in recovery through the use of traditional outpatient services. That includes people who are living with a disability due to their illness, who have difficulty in keeping follow-up appointments, and even those who have avoided their follow-up appointments or may feel they are not in need of any services.
Since PACT Teams are mobile and deliver services to individuals in their own communities, they are available to provide services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Do PACT Teams work?
PACT Teams enable people to continue living in their own homes and communities while still receiving services they need. Clients of PACT teams have been shown to be more independent, have lower rates of unemployment, earn more income, enjoy more positive relationships and have a higher satisfaction with their lives. Studies have shown that clients of PACT Teams have lower rates of inpatient treatment. In cases where hospitalization was needed, the length of stay was shorter than individuals who had not participated in PACT.
Where are PACT Teams available?
PACT Teams are available in the following Mississippi areas:
Region 4, Timber Hills Mental Health ServicesPACT Contact: 662-420-7392
Region 12, Pine Belt Mental Healthcare ResourcesPACT Contact: 601-544-4641
Region 12, Pine Belt Mental Healthcare ResourcesPACT Contact: 228-206-7780
Region 9, Hinds Behavioral Health ServicesPACT Contact: 601-362-2266
Region 10, Weems Community Mental Health CenterPACT Contact: 601-484-5779
Region 3, LifeCorePACT Contact: 662-594-2023
Region 6, Life Help Mental Health CenterPACT Contact: 662-451-5529
Region 15, Warren-Yazoo Mental Health ServicePACT Contact: 601-638-0024