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A variety of services for mental health, IDD, alcohol and drug addictions, and Alzheimer’s disease and other Dementia are available across the state. To find the nearest DMH Certified Service Providers in your area, use the search form below and enter your county. Please contact the certified provider directly regarding availability of services.

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The Online Registration for both the 18th Annual Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease and Psychiatric Disorders in Older Adults  is now live. This year's conference is August 17-18, 2017 at the Natchez Convention Center. The purpose of the 18th Annual Conference on Alzheimer’s Disease and Psychiatric Disorders in Older Adults is to inform, ...

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September 16, 2016 (Jackson, Miss.) – The Mississippi Department of Mental Health (DMH) has released its first state plan for suicide prevention, making an important step in efforts to prevent the loss of lives by suicide in Mississippi. Though the agency and its partners in the community have worked for years at suicide prevention efforts ...

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Below are two recent documents the Department of Mental Health has developed to provide an overview of Mississippi's Public Mental Health System and the efforts made by the department in its expansion of community-based services and the transformation to a person-centered and recovery-oriented system of care.  

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July 12, 2017 (Jackson, Miss.) – A town hall meeting in Tupelo on July 18 will address the growing impact of opioids in communities across the state. The meeting is hosted in a partnership with the Department of Mental Health, the Department of Public Safety, the Bureau of Narcotics, the Board of ...

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Recent media coverage related to the release of the Technical Assistance Collaborative (TAC) report regarding children’s mental health services in the state has focused on the fact the report was sealed by a judge for more than two years. There is an important aspect to its release that has been overlooked – the TAC report has been released ...

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Welcome to the Mississippi Department of Mental Health

The Mississippi Department of Mental Health is committed to developing and maintaining a comprehensive, statewide system of prevention, service, and support options for adults and children with mental illness or emotional disturbance, alcohol/drug problems, and/or intellectual or developmental disabilities, as well as adults with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia.

The mental health service delivery system is comprised of three major components: 1) state-operated programs and community service programs, 2) regional community mental health centers, 3) and other nonprofit/profit service agencies/organizations.

DMH supports the philosophy of making available a comprehensive system of services and supports so that individuals and their families have access to the least restrictive and appropriate level of services and supports that will meet their needs. Our system is person-centered and is built on the strengths of individuals and their families while meeting their needs for special services. DMH strives to provide a network of services and supports for persons in need and the opportunity to access appropriate services according to their individual needs/strengths. Underlying these efforts is the belief that all components of the system should be person-driven, family-centered, community-based, results and recovery/resiliency oriented.

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