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Mississippi Mental Health Leader Says She Supports Community Treatment

July 16, 2019

Friday, June 28, 2019 9:44 a.m. CDT By The Associated Press Jackson Free Press http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/news/2019/jun/28/mississippi-mental-health-leader-says-she-supports/ Federal officials say Mississippi violates a 1999 U.S. Supreme Court decision finding “unjustified” confinement in a mental hospital is illegal. Mississippi officials say the state is making good progress on its own and that the federal government is making excessive […]

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Responding To Bipolar Psychotic Symptoms

By Amy Willer | Jun. 24, 2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/Blogs/NAMI-Blog/June-2019/Responding-to-Bipolar-Psychotic-Symptoms A first experience with psychosis can be terrifying, exhilarating, disorienting or feel just plain ordinary. Sometimes it can seem ordinary because it was your reality for a while. Your senses and brain colluded to fabricate something that wasn’t actually there. It certainly felt real, though. For example, during my first psychotic […]

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NAMI Joins Seven Leading Organizations To Launch Mental Health For US Coalition

6/10/2019 NAMI https://www.nami.org/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2019/NAMI-Joins-Seven-Leading-Organizations-to-Launch-Mental-Health-for-US-Coalition NAMI, along with other prominent mental health and addiction organizations, launched Mental Health for US: a nonpartisan educational coalition aimed at elevating mental health issues on the 2020 campaign trail. The coalition is dedicated to uniting Americans to call for bipartisan support and systematic change through grassroots activation.

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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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