Update on ‘U.S. vs Mississippi’ Mental Health Lawsuit

Earlier this month was the one-year anniversary of Judge Carlton Reeves' ruling in the United States Department of Justice's lawsuit against the State of Mississippi over its mental health system. His…

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Suicide Prevention Week: 5 Words Video

In recognition of Suicide Prevention Week, we are sharing the video, 5 Words: A Conversation About Suicide Prevention, from the Family Run Executive Directors Leadership Association (FREDLA). The video is a…

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Parent Peer Support: Opportunities in Mental Health

Parent peer support allows one parent or caregiver (someone raising a child who is not the child's parent) who has had experience navigating systems and finding resources and support for…

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Family Leadership Opportunities for Mississippi’s System of Care

We are grateful for so many families' commitment to this training and to making Mississippi's System of Care for children stronger. We would like to invite all of the family members who have completed this training to join Families as Allies' new monthly leadership group, starting September 23rd, that we hope will become a model pathway for our new leadership graduates. These virtual meetings will focus on opportunities to serve on decision-making groups, provide coaching and guidance for those already serving on groups or about to serve on groups, and can be a place to discuss common concerns, problems and successes.

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Don’t Miss These Virtual Conferences!

Two great opportunities to learn virtually are coming up. We encourage you to check both of them out. 2020 Virtual Mississippi Trauma-Informed Care Conference "There is HOPE! Thriving After the…

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Family Feedback on School Return During COVID

Two weeks ago we shared with you families' general feedback on our School Return During COVID survey. This week we are sharing more about families' responses to the question: "Are there…

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Emergency Preparedness When Your Child Has a Disability

Times like these remind us an emergency preparedness plan is important for families. It currently appears that Hurricane Laura is unlikely to have a significant impact on Mississippi. Our thoughts…

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