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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 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 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 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 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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