Status Conference Update in Mississippi's Mental Health Lawsuit

Judge Carlton Reeves held a telephone status conference on April 27 in the United States lawsuit against the State of Mississippis mental health system. At the conference, Dr. Michael Hogan, the Special Master for the lawsuit, asked to be able to speak to a wider array of people involved in the mental health system.

Department of Mental Health Strategic Plan Draft for Review

The Department of Mental Health Strategy Plan draft is available for review. A short survey is linked in this blog post as well to serve as a follow-up.

Looking Forward to June with Families as Allies
Families as Allies looks forward to June with a plan to honors dads (it's Father's Day soon) and attend some important virtual conferences.

Family Driven Practice Training for Providers
This session supports providers in any system who work with families to understand what family-driven practice is and how it benefits families.

Virtual Family Support Meeting
This virtual family support meeting is open any families who would like to share their thoughts and ideas with each other.

Webinar: Supporting the Social/Emotional Health of Young Children
Webinar gives practical tips on supporting young childrens emotional development and recognizing when young children might need more support.

NAMI Mississippi's 2020 State Conference (Virtual)
Eventbrite - NAMI Mississippi presents NAMI Mississippi's 2020 State Conference (Virtual - - Find event and ticket information.

2020 Mississippi disAbility Virtual MegaConference - Families as Allies
Mississippi Disability Virtual MegaConference takes place on June 18 via webinar. Register individually for each agenda item.

2020 Hill Day at Home
In lieu of its usual Hill Day in Washington DC, the National Council for Behavioral Health is hosting Hill Day at Home June 23 and 24.

Resources for Helping Kids and Parents Cope Amidst COVID-19

AACAP has compiled resources for parents, patients, and clinicians to help with the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Updated daily.

Teenagers and Reopening | Child Mind Institute

Getting teens to take safety seriously is a struggle at the best of times, and its never been more important to ensure kids are following the rules.