Central Office

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.

Bureau of Administration

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 oversees the accounting/payroll, auditing, and grants management functions of the agency. Information Systems is also a part of the bureau.

Bureau of Behavioral Health Services

The Bureau of Behavioral Health Services is responsible for planning, development and supervision of an array of services and supports for children/youth and adults in the state with serious emotional disturbance, serious mental illness and substance use disorders. The Bureau is comprised of three areas including State-Operated Programs, Community Mental Health Services, and Addictive Services. The Bureau is responsible for the administration of state and federal funds utilized to develop, implement and expand a comprehensive continuum of services to assist people to live successfully at home and in the community. These services are provided by community mental health centers and other community service providers.

Bureau of Certification and Quality Outcomes

The Bureau of Certification and Quality Outcomes is responsible for ensuring the safe provision of high quality services from qualified individuals in programs certified by the Mississippi Department of Mental Health.  The Bureau includes three divisions: Certification, Incident Management, and Professional Licensure and Certification (PLACE).

Bureau of Human Resources

The Bureau of Human Resources is responsible for employment and workforce development. Such matters include all aspects of human core capital processing, recruitment, retention, benefits, worker’s compensation, job performance monitoring, and discipline. The Bureau also oversees the Contract Management of the agency’s contract workers and independent contractors assuring compliance with state rules and regulations.

Bureau of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

The Bureau of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities is responsible for planning, development and supervision of an array of services for people in the state with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  The service delivery system is comprised of the State-Operated Programs, ID/DD Waiver program, and the IDD Community Support Program.  The ID/DD Waiver and Community Support Programs provide support to assist people to live successfully at home and in the community.  These services are provided by community mental health centers and other community service providers.

Bureau of Outreach and Planning

The Bureau of Outreach and Planning is responsible for the agency’s strategic planning process including the DMH Strategic Plan and the Legislative Budget Office Five Year Plan. The Bureau also oversees all outreach efforts including internal and external communications, public awareness campaigns, trainings, statewide suicide prevention, and special projects.



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