Department of Mental Health FY18 Annual Report Now Available
The Department of Mental Health has released its Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Report, covering activities of the agency from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.
The report provides an overview of the services offered at DMH behavioral health programs, DMH intellectual/developmental disability regional programs, alcohol and drug services, and more. Highlights from FY18 include:
- Mobile Crisis Response Teams
- These teams provide community-based crisis services and are available in all 82 counties in the state. In FY18, there were 26,322 calls made to these teams, resulting in 18,651 face-to-face visits.
- PACT Teams
- Mississippi now has eight PACT Teams. These Programs of Assertive Community Treatment are operated by Community Mental Health Centers and deliver services that facilitate community living and recovery for persons with severe and persistent mental illnesses. In FY18, 384 people received services through PACT Teams.
- Wraparound Facilitation for Children and Youth
- In partnership with the Division of Medicaid and the University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Social Work, DMH created the Mississippi Wraparound Initiative (MWI) to train, support and sustain high-fidelity Wraparound in the State. In FY18, there were 535 providers trained in Wraparound Facilitation, and 1,329 children and youth received services through Wraparound Facilitation.
- Certified Peer Support Specialists
- Mississippi’s Certified Peer Support Specialist (CPSS) Trainers conducted five Certified Peer Support Specialist Trainings in FY18. The CPSS Training is an intensive 34-hour course followed by a written exam. In FY18, there were 230 CPSSs in Mississippi.
Other highlights from FY18 include a housing initiative known as CHOICE, a Support Employment Pilot Program, suicide prevention efforts, efforts to combat opioid use, and more.
Please feel free to read and share the Department of Mental Health’s Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Report.