Joint Legislative Budget Committee Hearing Sept. 24th

You can watch the Joint Legislative Budget Committee meeting on Sept. 24, 2021, as the state preps for the 2022 legislative session.

Call for Sponsors: 2021 National Federation of Families (Virtual) Conference

Families as Allies invites our partners to consider sponsorship of the The National Federation of Families annual conference in 2021.

We're On 'MFP Live' Discussing Mental Health on Thursday, Sept. 23 - Families as Allies

Joy Hogge and Melody Worsham will be on MFP Live this week to discuss the state's mental health crisis and lawsuit outcome.

Families as Allies' Board President George Stewart to Speak at Men's Conference

George Stewart, Families as Allies' board president, will speak at the "Don't Forget About Us" conference on men's mental health on Sept. 29.

Mississippi Trauma Informed Care Virtual Conference - Sept. 22-24

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.

Steps for Success: Making IEP Meetings Work - Sept. 22

Learn how you can avoid some of the most common hurdles and how to have more productive IEP meetings and better outcomes for your child.

Leadership Training Graduates Coaching and Support Group - Sept. 22

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

Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act: After High School - Sept. 23

Join MSPTI and learn how to be prepared for the next phase of education.

Mississippi Department of Education Board of Education Meeting - Sept. 23

The Mississippi Board of Education meeting will be held virtually on Thursday, September 23, 2021, starting at 10:00 a.m.

Mississippi Free Press Live - Sept. 23

Joy Hogge and Melody Worsham talk with MFP co-founders Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd about the state's mental health crisis.

Legislative Budget Office Budget Hearings - Sept. 24

The Fall 2021 Joint Legislative Budget Committee meeting will be held this Friday, September 24, 2021, from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Request, Referral, and Consent - Sept. 24

Join MSPTI to learn what you need to know about request, referral, and consent and how to use the information as you advocate for your child.

Reach MS: Supports for Students with Significant Disabilities - Sept. 28

REACH MS will provide participants with positive behavioral interventions and practices to support students with significant disabilities during this one-day training.

5th Annual Mississippi Suicide Prevention Symposium - Sept. 28

The Mississippi Department of Mental Health (DMH) is hosting its 5th Annual Suicide Prevention Symposium Sept. 28.

Oh Behave! Creating a Behavior Support Toolbox for Preschoolers - Sept. 28

Learn strategies and create a Behavior Support Toolbox for yourself and for sharing with your students’ families.

Don't Forget About Us: Men, Mental Health and Wellness Seminar - Sept. 29

The mental health and wellness of men and boys have been often ignored, even though it can take a substantial toll on their lives.

Virtual Leadership Training - Sept. 30 & Oct 1

This training is for parents, caregivers and staff members who are interested in learning to serve on decision-making groups and committees.

Stabilizing Housing for Families of Children Who Experience Mental Health and/or Substance Use Challenges - Sept. 30

The HHRC and NFSTAC will share important information about family homelessness and the supports available in this 2-part series.

Hill Day at Home - Oct. 19

Hill Day at Home is your opportunity to urge lawmakers to fund mental health and substance use treatment programs.

8th Annual Virtual Black Family Summit - Oct. 21

Join Mississippi Families for Kids for a Virtual Black Family Summit with keynote speaker Dr. Rashad Ali.

2021 Virtual NFFCMH Conference - Nov. 4-6

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

Effective Suicide Prevention: Getting Started | Suicide Prevention Resource Center

Suicide is a complex issue that requires a multi-pronged approach to address effectively. The Suicide Prevention Resource Center’s Effective Suicide Prevention Model is designed to help develop and implement suicide prevention efforts in any setting.  

Best Practices in Care Transitions Video | National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention

Research indicates that in the month after individuals leave inpatient psychiatric care, their suicide rate is 200 times higher than that of the general population. This video highlights the newly released Best Practices in Care Transition for Individuals with Suicide Risk: Inpatient Care to Outpatient Care.

MPB Student Council

The new MPB Student Council is created to provide an outlet and opportunity for expression for Mississippi students. MPB wants to hear the voice and ideas of the state’s student population. The Council will be a diverse group of students who learn from each other, experience tremendous growth while learning about MPB programs and services, receive hands-on career training, and increase social skills.

SPARK Autism Survey

SPARK is the largest study of autism ever with over 250,000 individuals participating across the country! We want to better understand how we can effectively serve diverse communities and connect Mississippi families with research opportunities.

Better Access to Crisis Stabilization Units, Crisis Response Teams are Key Piece to New Mississippi Mental Health Plan

On September 7th, U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves ruled that Mississippi had 120 days to come up with a proposal for a plan to cut down on the unnecessary institutionalization of those with mental illnesses.