Mental Health America Releases Annual State of Mental Health in America Report

The State of Mental Health report from Mental Health America is out. We're taking a look at some of the numbers for youth and Mississippians.

Judge Reeves Issues Partial Stay in Mental Health Lawsuit

Judge Reeves issued an order granting the State's motion for a partial stay in the ongoing mental health lawsuit.

Opportunity for Input: Mississippi State Department of Health Early Intervention Program Stakeholder Meeting

Families, providers, representatives, and stakeholders are invited to attend an informational update of the State Systemic Improvement Plan.

Wear and Share Orange - Oct. 20

Unity Day is an opportunity to not only wear and share orange but to showcase orange in creative ways, making the day uniquely your own.

Supportive Coaching for Parents Supporting Other Parents - Oct. 20

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

Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Privacy Rights for Individuals and Families - Oct. 20

Learn more about privacy protections for substance use disorder and mental health information, including how families and caregivers help.

Families as Allies Quarterly Board Meeting - Oct. 20

The Families as Allies quarterly board meeting will be held in ZOOM and is open to anyone who wants to attend.

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.

The Mississippi State Board of Education Meeting - Oct. 21

The Mississippi State Board of Education meeting will be held on Oct. 21st. Participants may attend live or view the meeting via livestream.

Bullying Prevention: How Parents and Families Can Help! - Oct. 25

Learn what you can do using strong adult guidance to help stop bullying in schools during National Bullying Prevention Month.

Saving Your Income with a Mississippi ABLE Account - Oct. 25

This session helps you understand ABLE, determine if it is right for you/your child/your family, and how to get more information or sign up.

Steps for Success: Making IEP Meetings Work - Oct. 26

Join the Mississippi Parent Training and Information Center and learn how to avoid the common hurdles and have more productive IEP meetings.

The Special Education Advisory Panel Meeting - Oct. 27

The Special Education Advisory Panel will meet on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom.

Getting and Keeping the First Job - Oct. 27

Learn the importance of disability self-awareness, resume strategies, job interviews, and more to help youth with career planning.

Drop In Leadership and Policy Discussion - Families as Allies - Oct. 28

Drop in and join Families As Allies to discuss the latest policy updates and what they mean for our children.

Training: Talking to Friends and Family About COVID-19 Vaccines! - Oct. 28

Join the Made to Save Coalition for a workshop about how to talk to your friends and family about the COVID-19 vaccines.

2021 Bridging-the-Gap Walk/Run/Roll or Stroll - Oct. 30

Participants will have the opportunity to walk with LIFE of Mississippi at the historical Mississippi River Bridge or from their favorite trail!

2021 Virtual NFFCMH Conference - November 4-6 - Families as Allies

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

Public Comment Sought On Nation's Autism Plan

Federal officials are looking for feedback from the public as a key panel works to update the government's autism agenda for the first time in years.

AAP, AACAP, CHA declare national emergency in children's mental health

The AAP, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) and Childrens Hospital Association have declared a national emergency in childrens mental health, citing the serious toll of the COVID-19 pandemic on top of existing challenges.

Bullying of Students with Disabilities

Children with disabilities are two to three times more likely to be bullied than their nondisabled peers.

Taking Halloween by the Horns - Child Mind Institute

Tips for parents whose children aren't the happiest trick-or-treaters. How to make sure kids with disabilities have a happy Halloween.