Mental Health Resources & Links

On December 22, 2011, the U.S. Department of Justice found that Mississippi failed to meet the obligations of the American Disabilities Act (ADA) by unnecessarily institutionalizing persons with mental illness or developmental disabilities in public and private facilities and failing to ensure that they are offered a meaningful opportunity to live in integrated community settings consistent with their needs.

Click on the link below to view the Department of Justice Findings Letter. 



Mississippi State Links

Mississippi Department of Mental Health - http://www.dmh.state.ms.us/

Mississippi’s Official State Website - http://www.new.ms.gov/Pages/PortalHome.aspx

Mississippi Legislature – http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/

Mississippi Judiciary - http://courts.ms.gov/

 

Planning for the Delivery of Mental Health Services in Mississippi (2008) by the Joint Legislative Committee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review (PEER) - http://www.peer.state.ms.us/reports/rpt511.pdf

CMHCs

Community Health CentersIf you or a loved one are in need of our services or would like to inquire about services available, please contact your regional community mental health center. Click here for regional listings.

Mental Health First Aid

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Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is the initial help given to someone developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis before the appropriate professional or other assistance can be engaged. Call your regional CMHC and schedule the training today!  Find out more...