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Mental health services ending for thousands in Mississippi

August 14, 2019

July 19, 2019 Posted by: Associated Press Mississippi Business Journal https://msbusiness.com/2019/07/mental-health-services-ending-for-thousands-in-mississippi/ Mental health services will soon end for thousands of adults and children in four Mississippi Gulf Coast counties because of a lack of funding. The Gulf Coast Mental Health Center notified the boards of supervisors in Harrison, Hancock, Pearl River and Stone counties that […]

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MSU psychology faculty researchers receive $1.6 million suicide prevention grant

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 – 4:23 pm By M. Nadorff Mississippi State University https://www.msstate.edu/newsroom/article/2019/07/msu-psychology-faculty-researchers-receive-16-million-suicide-prevention/ STARKVILLE, Miss.—Faculty researchers in Mississippi State’s Department of Psychology are receiving $1.6 million in federal support to develop a more comprehensive approach to statewide youth suicide prevention and intervention. Awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and its […]

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How To Keep People Engaged In Mental Health Treatment

By Revella H. Nesbit, M.Ed., LPC-S, ODCP Jul. 19, 2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/July-2019/How-to-Keep-People-Engaged-in-Mental-Health-Treatm Mental illness affects every age group, gender, socio-economic status and culture, yet not all Americans have the same access to proper care. For example, only 20% of Asian Americans with mental illness receive treatment compared to 48% of white adults. And only 56% of African Americans and Latinx adults […]

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Study Shows NAMI Homefront Helps Veteran Family Members

By Lisa Dixon, M.D. Aug. 02, 2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/August-2019/Study-Shows-NAMI-Homefront-Helps-Veteran-Family-Me It’s no secret that the transition from war to civilian life is not easy for service members or their families. Add mental illness, and the already difficult experience can become a debilitating one. Unfortunately, this situation is very common. A 2014 study showed that nearly one out of four active […]

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Will a Court Force Mississippi to Change on Mental Health?

July 22, 2019

From Jackson Free Press: Throughout June, Jackson-based U.S. District Court Judge Carlton Reeves heard arguments in United States v. Mississippi, in which the U.S. government is suing the state for failing to ensure the state’s mental-health system upholds the civil rights of those with mental illnesses. It cites not only the long jail stays, but […]

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