Services Overview

The Mississippi Department of Mental Health administers and operates state behavioral health programs, a mental health community living program, a specialized behavioral health program for youth, regional programs for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and a specialized program for adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities. These programs serve designated counties or service areas and offer community living and/or community services.

The behavioral health programs provide inpatient services for people (adults and children) with serious mental illness (SMI) and substance use disorders.  These programs include: Mississippi State Hospital and its satellite program Specialized Treatment Facility; East Mississippi State Hospital and its satellite programs – North Mississippi State Hospital, South Mississippi State Hospital and Central Mississippi Residential Center. Nursing home services are also located on the grounds of Mississippi State Hospital and East Mississippi State Hospital.  In addition to the inpatient services mentioned, East Mississippi State Hospital provides transitional, community-based care.

The programs for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities provide residential services. The programs also provide licensed homes for community living. These programs include Boswell Regional Center and its satellite program Mississippi Adolescent Center, Ellisville State School, Hudspeth Regional Center, North Mississippi Regional Center, and South Mississippi Regional Center.

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