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North Mississippi State Hospital (NMSH) is an acute care psychiatric facility offering treatment and services for mentally ill adult men and women in northeast Mississippi. The 50-bed hospital was opened in Tupelo in 1999.  NMSH is a facility of the Mississippi Department of Mental Health.

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Our Mission

To provide the highest quality acute psychiatric care for Northeast Mississippi adults in the process of recovery.


To be a leader in partnering with a coordinated network of recovery-oriented community based services and supports that is person-centered and builds on the strengths and resilience of individuals, families, and communities to achieve improved health, wellness and quality of life for those with mental illness.


  • Hope: Providing the essential and motiving message of better future for all served.
  • Respect: Treating individuals with kindness, dignity, and consideration
  • Compassion: Expressing sympathetic concern while offering support and aid.
  • Professionalism: Demonstrating behavior that reflects well on the organization and is consistent with established values.
  • Education: Working constantly to enhance our knowledge and skills.
  • Teamwork: Working together by directing individual accomplishment to achieve organizational goals.
  • Trust: Demonstrating honesty and integrity in our relationships with others.
  • Communication: Sharing ideas, information, and concerns at appropriate levels.


Notice of Privacy Practices

FY2017 Budget Request Approved by LBO - July 31 2015

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North Mississippi State Hospital does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, religion, national origin, physical handicap, disability, political affiliation, or age in admission, treatment or participation in its programs, services and activities, or in employment.

For further information about this policy, contact:

Kathy Michael, HR Director 662-690-4240 TDD 662-690-4239


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For question, comments and/or suggestions, email NMSH .
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Last updated 11/10/2015