The overall statewide administrative functions are the responsibility of DMH Central Office located in Jackson, MS. The Central Office is headed by an Executive Director and consists of bureaus.
The Bureau of Administration works in concert with all Bureaus to administer and support development and administration of mental health services in the state.
The Bureau of Community Mental Health Services has the primary responsibility for developing, implementing, expanding, and monitoring a comprehensive continuum of services for adults with serious mental illness and children with serious emotional disturbance, as well as to assist with the care and treatment of persons with Alzheimer’s disease/other dementia.
The Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Services is responsible for the administration of state and federal funds utilized in the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of persons with substance abuse problems. The overall goal of the state’s substance abuse service system is to provide a continuum of community-based, accessible services, including prevention, outpatient, detoxification, community-based primary and transitional residential treatment, inpatient and recovery support.
The Bureau of Mental Health is responsible for the planning, development and supervision of an array of services for individuals served at the state’s six state behavioral health programs, which include services for individuals with mental illness, alcohol/drug services and nursing homes. This public service delivery system is comprised of four psychiatric hospitals; Central Mississippi Residential Center, a mental health community living program; and the Specialized Treatment Facility, a psychiatric residential treatment facility for adolescents with mental illness and a secondary need of substance use prevention/treatment.
The Bureau of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities is responsible for planning, development and supervision of an array of services for individuals in the state with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This public service delivery system is comprised of five state-operated comprehensive IDD programs for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, the Mississippi Adolescent Center, an adolescent rehabilitation center for youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities whose behavior requires specialized treatment, regional community mental health centers, and other nonprofit community agencies/organizations that provide community services.
The Bureau of Quality Management, Operations and Standards is responsible for the development of DMH standards of care for providers, provider certification and compliance with DMH standards, oversight of agency and provider emergency management/disaster response systems, management of the serious incident reporting system for DMH certified providers, operation of DMH’s information and referral services, and oversight of constituency services.
The Bureau of Outreach, Planning and Development is responsible for the agency’s strategic planning process, internal and external communications, public awareness campaigns, transformation to a Person-Centered and Recovery Oriented System of Care, special projects, workforce development, and professional licensure and certification.