Mysteries of Mental Illness Panel Discussion | MPB

Mississippi Public Broadcasting held a virtual screening and panel discussion June 29, 2021, on the documentary Mysteries of Mental Illness. MPB News senior reporter Desare Frazier moderated the discussion about mental health needs in Mississippi with four state mental health leaders: Wendy Baily, Mississippi Department of Mental Health; Sitaniel Wimbley, NAMI Mississippi; Dr. Joy Hogge, Families as Allies; and Dr. Susan Buttross, University of Mississippi Medical Center.

What will happen to mental health care system in Mississippi? Judge nears decision

U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves hears from the state and DOJ Monday in court as part of an ongoing lawsuit. Here's a look at what is at stake.

Families as Allies Joins Mississippi Coalition to End Corporal Punishment in Schools

Last fall, Families as Allies joined a group of organizations from across the state, the Mississippi Coalition to End Corporal Punishment.

Youth Mental Health and Preventing Unauthorized Access to Firearms - July 14

This webinar will offer advice on how to talk to kids about self-harm, make homes safer for those who may be at-risk and help reduce the risk of suicide.

Parenting & Recovery Part 2: Parenting in Long-Term Recovery - July 14

Opioid Response Network -- How does long-term recovery affect parenting? And how does parenting affect ones long-term recovery? During this panel presentation, well have the opportunity to explore these questions from multiple perspectives, as our panelists share their experiences as mother, father, clinician, advocate, and more.

Virtual Support Group - July 15 - Families as Allies

Any parent or caregiver of a child with a behavioral challenge is welcome to join us on the first and third Thursday of each month for a virtual support group.

Minority Mental Health Conference - July 15 & 16

NAMI Mississippi will present its annual Minority Mental Health Conference on July 15-16, 2021, virtually, with the theme: Knowing is Growing.

Board of Mental Health Meeting - July 15

The Board of Mental Health will hold an in-person meeting on July 15.

What Have We Built Together? Shared Learning from the Community of Practice Series - July 20

The Building Bridges of Hope NTTAC Institute and accompanying community of practice will join parents, caregivers, providers, and educators together to strategize how to support each other while supporting our students with emotional and behavioral health needs.

Supportive Coaching for Parents Supporting Other Parents - July 21

Join other parents for a monthly meeting and online gathering to coach and support other parents in any system.

Saddle Up for Field Day with LIFE of Mississippi - July 24

LIFE of Mississippi's Healthy Opportunity Specialist and P.O.W.E.R. will be hosting a field day out at the reservoir.

Leadership Training Graduates Coaching and Support Group - July 28

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

Special Education Law Conference & CLE - July 29

The Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities Presents the Seventh Annual Special Education Law Conference & CLE. Register today!

Supporting the Grieving Child and Family: Pediatric Mental Health Minute Series

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