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July 2021

2021 Open Up Summit

July 22 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm CDT
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Open Up Mississippi Join Open Up Mississippi's first annual Open Up Summit. During this event, our young adult members will be paired with mental health professionals to do presentations on the things that matter to them. They will be able to use their collective voices to tell us what they want and need when it comes to their mental wellness, as well as the mental wellness of their peers. Register here>>

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Drive -Thru Community Baby Shower Give-Away

July 23 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm CDT
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You are invited to the Drive -Thru Community Baby Shower Give-Away! 62 Old Airport Rd. While supplies last: Free Pampers, Baby Wipes and a case of water. We are also giving away 2 car seats, 1 pack n play and COVID-19 vaccines for ages 18 and up.

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Saddle Up for Field Day with LIFE of Mississippi

July 24 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm CDT
Poster for Saddle Up for Field Day with LIFE of Mississippi

LIFE of Mississippi LIFE of Mississippi's Healthy Opportunity Specialist and P.O.W.E.R. will be hosting a field day for our consumers out at the reservoir. We will be fishing, face painting, arts and crafts! Plenty of fun for the family! Celebrating ADA!! Click for more details!

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September 2021

NTTAC Event: Managing Adversities as You Get Ready for Fall 2021

September 8 @ 10:30 am CDT
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National Training & Technical Assistance Center for Child, Youth, & Family Mental Health This webinar will focus on skills to manage adversities that occur as one prepares to resume work, school, or other life activities. Sometimes those facing adversities are expected to adopt resilience skills or “grit” to manage persisting obstacles, rather than to address systemic or structural obstacles underlying these adversities. So both individual (micro) skills to manage ongoing obstacles, and also (macro) skills to address system and structural…

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2021 Opioid & Heroin Mississippi Drug Summit | Rise Up

September 15 @ 7:00 am - September 17 @ 12:30 pm CDT
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Rise Up! Facing the Addiction Crisis, One Family at a Time Join us for the 2021 Opioid & Heroin Mississippi Drug Summit – A Virtual Event September 15-17, 2021 Education. Training. Collaboration. Saving lives. The goal of the Mississippi Opioid and Heroin Summit is an opportunity for all of us to face the epidemic that touches our families, friends and loved ones. The 2.5 day Summit will bring together 3 communities public safety, public health, and the public. Learn about…

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6th Annual Mississippi Science Fest

September 16 @ 6:00 pm - September 18 @ 7:30 pm CDT

The 6th Annual Mississippi Science Fest (MSF), presented by C Spire, is a fun event hosted by the four museums of Jackson, Mississippi's LeFleur Museum District (LMD) on September 16-18, 2021.  The MSF showcases the Magnolia State's innovative science, technology, engineering, and mathematic (STEM) industries and organizations. This year, the event is will be in-person and virtual: * September 16: Science After 6 (click here for details) * September 17: Field Trip Friday (click here for details) * September 18: MS Science Fest featuring guest speaker, Dr. Temple Grandin (click here for details) On…

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Mississippi Free Press Live

September 23 @ 6:00 pm CDT
MFP Live Joy Hogge

Families As Allies Executive Director, Joy Hogge, and Melody Worsham talk with MFP co-founders Kimberly Griffin and Donna Ladd about the state's mental health crisis and lawsuit outcome. Watch live>>

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Don’t Forget About Us: Men, Mental Health and Wellness Seminar

September 29 @ 8:15 am - 4:30 pm CDT
Flyer for the Don't Forget About Us: Men, Mental Health and Wellness Seminar

The mental health and wellness of men and boys have been often ignored, even though it can take a substantial toll on their lives. When ignored, mental health issues can affect physical health and life expectancy, as well as cause boys and men the inability to fully function in society and within their families.

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October 2021

NAMIWalks Your Way Mississippi

October 9 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
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Join the NAMIWalks for A United Day of Hope Our NAMIWalks event will be a little different than what you might expect from a walk event— while making a lot of difference. It’s going to be “your way,” meaning you choose what you want to do on event day. Our collective mental health needs are at their greatest now. One in three U.S. adults reported experiencing depression or anxiety since the pandemic began. NAMI’s programs and advocacy are needed more…

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Wear and Share Orange

October 20
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Wear and Share Orange to show unity for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion and to send a visible message that no child should ever experience bullying. 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. Click here for other ways to participate:  

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