Behavioral Health Programs

DMH administers and operates state behavioral health programs, a mental health community living program, and  a specialized behavioral health program for youth. These programs serve designated counties or service areas and offer community living and/or community services.

These behavioral health programs include:

Behavioral Health Program Locations Map 

The behavioral health programs provide inpatient services for people (adults and children) with serious mental illness (SMI) and substance use disorders. 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 types of services offered through the behavioral health programs vary according to location but statewide include:

  • Acute Psychiatric Care
  • Intermediate Psychiatric Care
  • Continued Treatment Services
  • Nursing Home Services
  • Medical/Surgical Hospital Services
  • Forensic Services
  • Alcohol and Drug Services
  • Adolescent Services


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