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September 29, 2022

The Ally: Mental Health Lawsuit Updates


This week, we share recent developments in the lawsuit about Mississippi's mental health system. We hope it will be helpful as we all work together to ensure any Mississippian with mental illness and their family get the help and support they need.

We also share information about our Ninth Annual Community Partnership Celebration on November 7. The Celebration is always a delightful evening, and I hope to see all of you there. Please consider sponsorship and also buy tickets. If you cannot join us, donations are very welcome as well.

We hope to see anyone who supervises or oversees programs for parent-peer supporters at our Parent Peer Support Conversation for Anyone working with Parent Peer Supporters on September 29 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. CDT. Please check our events calendar for more events and training opportunities. Our Drop-In Family Support Time is October 6 at noon CDT. 

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A panel of judges for the U.S. Fifth Circuit will hear oral arguments for the State appeal in the U.S. v. Mississippi lawsuit.
The State’s attorneys filed objections to Dr. Michael Hogan’s second monitoring report in the ongoing mental health lawsuit.
Our Community Partnership Celebration is always a joyful evening of warmth and fellowship; tickets and sponsorships are available now.


This group will focus on opportunities for leadership training graduates to serve on decision-making groups, provide coaching guidance.
This conversation is for anyone working with parents providing peer support to other parents in any system.
This event aims to bring awareness to suicide and ways the community, professionals and stakeholders can help one.
Join Mississippi Families for Kids for a 4-man scramble, 18-hole golf tournament complete benefiting MFFK’s child permanency efforts.
Family members may drop in to share any concerns or get feedback from others about handling different situations.
Learn how you and your family can stay “present” during times of uncertainty and increasing stress with Dana Asby.
Join other parents for a monthly meeting and online gathering to coach and support other parents in any system.
Mississippi’s State Agencies are required to post notices of regular meetings on the Mississippi Public Meeting Notices Website.
The MSICC advises and assists the MSDH First Steps Early Intervention Program. Families and professionals are encouraged to attend.
Expand your understanding of ADHD and related concerns during this informative and educational learning experience.
The Mississippi Board of Mental Health Meeting will be held in person on Oct. 20th at Ellisville State School.
This hour is open for any family member to drop in for all or some of the time to ask questions or get feedback about IEP issues.
The Families as Allies quarterly board meeting will be held in ZOOM and is open to anyone who wants to attend.
This group will focus on opportunities for leadership training graduates to serve on decision-making groups, provide coaching guidance.
Support the MFfK mission and enjoy food, crafts, resale vendors, music, games, and Trick or Treating Fun at this family event.
Join us for our Ninth Annual Community Partnership Celebration to honor this good work and make sure that it continues.


The 2022 National Strategy to Support Family Caregivers was created to support family caregivers of all ages, from youth to grandparents, and regardless of where they live or what caregiving looks like for them and their loved ones.
DCMP provides accessible educational media to students with disabilities, for use in classrooms and remote learning, as well as training resources for families, educators, and support personnel.
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