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Mental health care: It’s the haves vs. the have-nots in Mississippi

October 16, 2019

Oct. 14, 2019 By Shirley L. Smith, Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting Clarion Ledger Mississippi’s poorly constructed mental health system gives mental health providers insufficient funds to provide court-ordered, community-based services, and a poorly conceived Medicaid system cuts into their revenue stream, said Richard Duggin, chief executive officer of Region 7 Community Counseling Services center in West […]

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Mississippi mental health care: ‘The system failed Bobby’

September 30, 2019 By Billy Watkins, Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting Mississippi Today Some of the details are sketchy, clouded by time and his battles with a bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Others remain painfully clear. On April 18, 2008, Bobby Thomas was arrested and spent four days in the Franklin County jail. Thomas says he was not […]

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NAMI Releases First Free Online Class For Parents Of Children With Mental Illness

Oct 01 2019 NAMI Arlington, VA– The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) today announced the release of a free online education course, NAMI Basics OnDemand. The new class format is an adaptation of the in-person NAMI Basics, a free, six-session education program for parents, caregivers and other family who provide care for youth aged […]

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NAMI Applauds 3-Digit Suicide Hotline Legislation

9/25/2019 NAMI NAMI is thrilled by the introduction of H.R. 4194, the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act. The bill directs the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to designate 9-8-8 as the 3-digit dialing code for a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline. This would make it easier for Americans experiencing a crisis to […]

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From WLBT: Mental Health Week raises awareness, promotes importance of seeking help

October 15, 2019

By Patrice Clark | October 14, 2019 at 10:11 PM CDT – Updated October 15 at 8:03 AM JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) – Almost half of adults in this country will experience a mental illness during their lifetime. In fact, it affects everyone directly or indirectly through family, friends or even coworkers. This past week, the country focused on […]

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