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Immediate Legislative Action Alert! HB’s 256, 300, 329, 334, 746, 1064, and 1150

February 5, 2019

It is imperative for HB1546 to meet the committee deadline TODAY, Tues, Feb 5.  We are asking that you contact the following House Public Health Committee members and stress the importance of this mental health legislation for the people of our state. Listed below are the representatives on the House Public Health Committee: Sam Mims, Chair Chris Johnson, […]

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Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training Graduates in Pike County

January 29, 2019

Congratulations to the 13 officers who successfully completed Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training in the Pike County area on Friday, Jan. 18! The graduates were also featured in the Enterprise-Journal Newspaper. Pike County Sheriff’s Dept.: Dept. F.A. Smith Dept. John Bestoca Lt. Mark Thompson Dept. Ron Bridges Osyka Police Dept.: Officer Felder Smith Magnolia Police Dept.: […]

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NAMI Vicksburg Affiliate Meeting on Tuesday, January 22, 2019

January 18, 2019

You are cordially invited to attend the quarterly NAMI Vicksburg Affiliate meeting on Tuesday evening, January 22, at 6 p.m.  Program will include report on progress in bringing CIT training to Warren County, plans for a 2nd Town Hall Meeting on Mental Health in Vicksburg, and updates on NAMI education programs and new teacher trainings.  […]

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How My Depression Made Me A Better State Representative

January 17, 2019

By Michael Schlossberg | Dec. 17, 2018 When I first told the world I suffered from a major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder, I miscalculated. I was angry at the time, and I didn’t realize it would actually have a positive impact on me and the people I represent. I’m a full-time elected official. I have the […]

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Training The Community To Recognize And Respond To Crises

By John Giampaolo | Dec. 20, 2018 As a child, I watched my brother struggle for years. Mental health simply wasn’t a topic discussed much in the 1970s and 1980s, and my parents had few resources to turn to for help. I was 21 years old when my brother took his life; I understand firsthand what families go […]

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