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Sammy Moon

Note from the Executive Director

Greetings friends, We find ourselves as a country again at the place where the reactions to a tragedy – this time a mass shooting at a Buffalo, NY grocery store – fill our waking hours. We continue the routine of wringing our hands, vocalizing prayers and condolences, repeating rhetoric about the mental health status of …

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National Council for Mental Wellbeing – Mental Health Awareness Month

Each May, the National Council for Mental Wellbeing joins a national movement to bring attention to mental health during Mental Health Awareness Month (MHAM).  Here is some helpful information about mental health in America: Facts & Figures 1 in 6 adolescents (aged 12-17) in the U.S. experienced a major depressive episode in 2020 1 in 3 …

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National Alliance on Mental Illness – NAMI Mississippi

Mental health, what does it mean to you? May is Mental Health Awareness Month. When we think of mental health, we automatically think of mental illness, but those are two fundamentally different things. Mental illness refers to our health condition involving changes in emotion, thinking, or behavior. The best way to know if you or …

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Mental Health Association of South Mississippi

Mental Health Awareness Month This year we are getting back to basics to help people learn about mental health. Mental illness is a diagnosable illness. People are talking more about mental health these days. There has been more discussion in the news and on social media. The more public the mental health dialogue becomes, the …

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MS Public Heath Institute

Mental Health is Public Health The COVID 19 pandemic did a great deal to illuminate why mental health should no longer be the “silent pandemic.” The organization United for Global Mental Health conducted a survey early during the pandemic, which found that anxiety and depression were higher among young adults, women, and people with risk factors …

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Sammy Moon

Note from the Executive Director

Greetings friends, I am at that stage in life where it truly does seem as though time is passing faster than it did during my youthful years!  With that feeling comes the realization that I will never get all the things on my “to do list” done in the timeframe in which I wanted to …

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Mississippi Alliance Annual Member Meeting

The Mississippi Alliance Annual Member Meeting was held at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum on April 8 in the Craig H. Neilson auditorium. This year, we celebrated our third anniversary. In three short years, the staff has quadrupled. The depth and breadth of program offerings have expanded, and The Alliance is living into its mission …

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The Power of Volunteers

I always wondered why somebody didn’t do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody. Mississippi’s Toughest Kids Foundation’s mission is to build and maintain Camp Kamassa, Mississippi’s first and only year-round fully handicap accessible camp facility for children and adults with serious illnesses, physical and mental challenges, and other special needs. Our vision …

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