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Federal judge takes over Mississippi’s mental health system

September 18, 2019

Sept. 4, 2019, 11:50 AM CDT By Associated Press NBC News https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/federal-judge-takes-over-mississippi-s-mental-health-system-n1049611 JACKSON, Miss. — A federal judge is taking charge of Mississippi’s mental health system, saying that attorneys for the federal government have proved the state isn’t doing enough to serve people outside the confinement of mental hospitals. “The United States has met its […]

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AMA President discusses push for more mental health services in Mississippi

August 16, 2019 at 9:47 PM CDT – Updated August 17 at 6:12 AM By Maggie Wade WLBT https://www.wlbt.com/2019/08/17/ama-president-discusses-mental-health-needs-exclusive-interview/ JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) – The first African American woman to head the American Medical Association talks with us in an exclusive interview. Dr. Patrice Harris is a psychiatrist who focuses on children. She explains why this […]

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NAMI Statement On Release Of U.S. Presidential Candidate Positions On Mental Health And Addiction

8/27/2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2019/NAMI-Statement-on-Release-of-U-S-Presidential-Candidate-Positions-on-Mental-Health-and-Addiction Arlington, VA— The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is a proud member of Mental Health For US, a nonpartisan, educational coalition elevating mental health and addiction in policy conversations around the country. Today, the coalition released candidate responses to their survey which asked 11 questions addressing mental health, drug overdose, criminal justice reform, equal […]

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What It Feels Like To Be In Psychosis

By Andrea Paquette | Aug. 14, 2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/August-2019/What-it-Feels-Like-to-be-in-Psychosis I was diagnosed with bipolar I disorder with psychotic features when I was 25 years old. My mental health journey unraveled my life to the point where I nearly died. An entire year, spanning most of 2005, drove me entirely out of reality. It remains extremely difficult to explain how something […]

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Mind Matters 2019: Fun Time with Super Heroes

September 10, 2019

NAMI Meridian 2019 Mind Matters “Fun Time with Super Heroes” Deadline for Sponsorship is September 20, 2019 Event Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019 Event Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Location: The Grove in Bonita Lakes Park NAMI Is: a national, non-profit, grassroots organization established in 1979 improving the lives of those living with mental […]

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