Month: October 2019

  • Ask about mental health

    October 9, 2019

    Don’t wait for your health care provider to ask about your mental health. Start the conversation. Here are 5 tips to help prepare and guide you on how to talk to your health care provider about your mental health: http://nimh.nih.gov/talkingtips. #NationalPrimaryCareWeek

  • Mobile Crisis Teams

    October 9, 2019

    A mental health crisis may occur unexpectedly. Mobile Crisis Response Teams are available in all Mississippi counties, and Crisis Stabilization Units are available in multiple locations throughout the state. Call the DMH Helpline at 1-877-210-8513 to find out what services and supports are available near you.

  • Social Media affects mental health

    October 9, 2019Youth

    Might time spent on social media — YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and the like — affect young people’s mental health? Yes, says a report by Johns Hopkins and other researchers, published in JAMA Psychiatry. https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/the-big-number-3-or-more-hours-a-day-of-social-media-use-hurts-youths-mental-health/2019/09/27/043c7dc0-e06f-11e9-8dc8-498eabc129a0_story.html?fbclid=IwAR3JvoVDGn7sxPF3WSbLXKM9KecBpUe3UiTLBBbwpx8n2AEusNEGcfBsLCM

  • Mental Health Awareness Week

    October 9, 2019MH Awareness

    This week is Mental Illness Awareness Week. Nearly 1 in 5 American adults will have a diagnosable mental health condition in any given year. You never know what struggles someone is facing. Be kind. Listen to and support others – but make sure to take care of yourself too. Call the DMH Helpline at 1-877-210-8513 […]

  • Depression

    October 9, 2019comedian HBO

    How Gary Gulman found the funny in clinical depression for his new HBO special On October 5, HBO is premiering The Great Depresh, a most unusual comedy special.  Check it out!

  • History

    October 9, 2019

    In the wake of an increasing number of calls for reinstating state institutionalization, we wanted to share this testimony delivered to Congress in 1963 by Dr. Proctor, the President of Mental Health America, and Phil Ryan, then the Executive Director (then known as the National Mental Health Association). https://mhanational.org/blog/tragic-story-state-custodial-institutions?fbclid=IwAR3e4lKrhREIAI1ZJD5J8jlY-HyG5qUz4TEyPvRTP24_bCBsdXXQCxmfbkQ

  • ADHD

    October 9, 2019ADHD

    Do you find it hard to pay attention? Do you feel the need to move constantly during times when you shouldn’t? Do you find yourself constantly interrupting others? If these issues are ongoing and you feel that they are negatively impacting your daily life, it could be a sign of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Learn more […]

  • Suicide Awareness

    October 9, 2019Suicide Awareness

    Suicide is complicated and tragic, but it is often preventable. Knowing the warning signs for suicide and how to get help can help save lives. Learn about behaviors that may be a sign that someone is thinking about suicide. For more information, visit https://go.usa.gov/xVKm2