United States Submits Its Proposed Remedial Plan for Mississippi's Mental Health System

The United States Department of Justice has submitted its proposed remedial plan in the US v. Mississippi mental health case.

The Division of Medicaid's Proposed Community Mental Health Policy Changes

The Division of Medicaid has several proposed changes to mental health policy for residents of the state of Mississippi.

Division of Medicaid Schedules Public Hearing on Proposed Change to MYPAC in Mississippi

The Division of Medicaid seeks to end MYPAC in Mississippi and has scheduled a public hearing to discuss its plans to replace it.

NAMI Mississippi's 2021 State Conference - May 26-29

Adequate Self Care: Transformation, Motivation and Essentials

Special Education Advisory Panel Meeting - May 26

The Special Education Advisory Panel will meet on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom. You may access the meeting either online or by phone.

Leadership Training Graduates Coaching and Support Group - May 26

This group will focus on opportunities for leadership training graduates to serve on decision-making groups, provide coaching guidance.

Community Partnerships and Opportunity for True Family Engagement - May 26

Parents and young people agreed that the ELEVATE program staff cared about their children and wanted to see them succeed.

Virtual Youth Mental Health First Aid Training - May 28

This training gives adults who regularly interact with youth the skills they need to reach out and provide initial support to adolescents who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.

2021 Virtual Mississippi Disability Megaconference - June 17

Due to COVID-19, the MegaConference will be held virtually. Four outstanding speakers will inspire and inform you. The first session will begin at 9:00 a.m., with sign-in beginning at 8:30 a.m.

School discipline: The rights of students with IEPs and 504 plans

If the school wants to suspend, expel, or otherwise discipline a child with an IEP or a 504 plan, it has to follow specific rules under IDEA. Learn more.

Challenging Behavior

Keeping calm and carrying on with ways to address challenging behaviors.

Justice Department wants Mississippi to expand community mental health services

JACKSON The U.S. Department of Justice is asking a federal judge to force Mississippis mental health agency to increase the number of community-oriented mental health services in the state.

Public Policy Advocacy: A Grassroots Guide

We wrote this guide to help you use the skills you already have to change government actions that affect your life. As an individual, you may wonder what you can do to change things. As a grassroots group, you may think that the deck is stacked against you. There are many things that may stand in your way. There are people and organizations that oppose justice. There are elected officials who listen to money instead of their constituents. But this guide, and the companion Guide to Media Advocacy, can help.