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Feautured Organization – Canopy Children’s Solutions

June 28, 2019

Today we are highlighting Canopy Children’s Solutions (Canopy), formerly known as Mississippi Children’s Home Services. It is Mississippi’s most comprehensive nonprofit provider of children’s behavioral health, educational, and social service solutions. Founded in 1912 as an adoption agency, Canopy has served the children and families of Mississippi for over 100 years. Their solutions developed for […]

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NAMI Mississippi celebrates 30 years of helping those who battle mental illness

June 26, 2019

May 16, 2019 at 11:29 PM CDT – Updated May 17 at 4:01 PM By Maggie Wade WLBT3 https://www.wlbt.com/2019/05/17/nami-mississippi-celebrate-years-helping-those-who-battle-mental-illness/ JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) – NAMI Mississippi, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is celebrating 30 years of service in this state. The group at its annual gala Thursday night recognized those who work as advocates, educators, […]

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‘How much is enough?’: Attorneys spar over question of how broken is Mississippi’s mental health system

June 4, 2019 By Larrison Campbell Mississippi Today https://mississippitoday.org/2019/06/04/how-much-is-enough-attorneys-spar-over-question-of-how-broken-is-mississippis-mental-health-system/ When asked why he agreed to spend over a year reviewing the cases of 154 Mississippians who’d used state mental health services, Dr. Robert Drake sighed deeply. Swiveling his chair in the witness stand, he faced U.S. District Court Judge Carlton Reeves and gave a half […]

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NAMI Acting CEO Talks About The State Of Mental Health On C-SPAN

5/30/19 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2019/NAMI-Acting-CEO-Talks-About-the-State-of-Mental-Health-on-C-SPAN Angela Kimball, NAMI’s Acting CEO, was on C-SPAN Washington Journal for a 30-minute segment about the state of mental health in America. Angela discussed mental health issues, the importance of parity for mental health care, NAMI’s WhyCare? campaign and the importance of reducing stigma and discrimination around mental illness. The segment also included call-in […]

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Why It’s Important To Unplug Sometimes

By Carrie Cantwell | May. 10, 2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/May-2019/Why-It-s-Important-to-Unplug-Sometimes I love technology. I can keep in touch with friends all over the world through social media. With the click of a button, I can order groceries, shoes and furniture. I can even use apps on my phone to help manage my mental health and medications. Having easy access to so […]

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