Call to Action: Mental Health Lawsuit at a Crucial Juncture

We urge you to consider what the State's actions in US v. Mississippi imply about its commitment to people with mental illness.

Mental Health Block Grant to Open for Public Comment

Mississippi's Mental Health Block Grant application will enter an open comment period on August 25 in which you can participate.

Office of Coordinator of Mental Health Accessibility Issues First Quarterly Report

The Coordinator of Mental Health Accessibility and his team have now submitted the first of their required quarterly status reports.

Transforming Child Health Care Through Anti-Racist, Family-Driven Approaches - Aug. 25

This webinar, hosted by the Center for Health Care Strategies will explore the need to transform child health care from three unique perspectives pediatricians, a family advocate, and a childrens health clinic director.

Health and Safety: It's a Family Affair - Aug. 26

This Lunch and Learn will include a diverse panel of experts to discuss how vaccinations impact the health and safety of the family unit.

Live at the Virtual Barbershop: Supporting Black Students in the Classroom - Aug. 27

Join African-American male leaders from the sector as they explore the relevance of the U.S. education system to the needs of the Black community.

The Future of Healthy Schools: Supportive Funding, Systems Change, and Community Collaboration - Aug. 30

This virtual event will explore how health and education professionals can collaboratively and sustainably build healthy schools.

Parent Café - Families as Allies - Aug. 31

Participants explore their strengths, learn about the Protective Factors, and create strategies to help strengthen their families.

Best Practices for Suicide Prevention to Postvention - Aug. 31

Join Relias and the National Council for this important conversation on suicide and the best practices for prevention.

2021 Creating Your Own Path: Successful Transitions for Persons with Autism - Sept. 9

In this presentation, Dr. Schall will discuss her research regarding the impact of COVID-19 on the lives of employed individuals with ASD and the importance of using trauma informed care to ensure that individuals with ASD are able to return to work and school safely.

Mississippi Trauma-Informed Care Virtual Conference - Sept. 22

Participate in up to 8 Keynotes and 15 Breakout Sessions that encourage new coping strategies and resiliency for service providers during this three day conference.

2021 Virtual NFFCMH Conference - November 4-6

Join this conference with the National Federation of Families featuring great workshops and speakers to educate and empower families.

The making of Macey Hodge: How the Mississippi State midfielder lost soccer and found herself - The Dispatch

Hodge took what she expected to be a permanent hiatus from soccer in February 2019 because of struggles with her mental health. But she found her love for the game again and ended up in Starkville.

Feds, state agree on choice of monitor for state's mental health system, but state could appeal final decision

The state and the federal Department of Justice agreed in separate court filings in U.S. District Court that Dr. Michael Hogan, the court-appointed special master, should be appointed as monitor to ensure the state's compliance with federal requirements on its treatment of the seriously mentally ill.

NIMH » Understanding Suicide Risk Among Children and Pre-teens: A Synthesis Workshop

On June 15, 2021, NIMH convened a synthesis workshop culminating the work of three research roundtables focused on understanding suicide risk and risk trajectories among children and pre-teens, including groups with recent increases in risk.