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1995 session, the Mississippi Legislature
authorized the construction of a regional
psychiatric hospital in
ceremony was held on Thursday, December 19,
1996, for this facility and the first patients
were served in April of 1999.
was the first state-run psychiatric hospital to
be established in Mississippi
in more than a century.
50-bed acute care Department of Mental Health
facility offers treatment and services for
mentally ill adult men and women.
The establishment of
this hospital enhanced the Department of Mental
Health’s capacity to offer a continuum of
services for mentally ill residents in closer
proximity to their homes, thus allowing family,
friends, and community to more actively support
the treatment, recovery, and aftercare of the
is initiated through the Chancery Court system
or through the regional Community Mental Health
Treatment plans are
individualized and are prepared and carried out
through an interdisciplinary approach by a team
of professionals which includes psychiatrists,
psychologists, medical doctors, nurse
practitioners, nurses, social workers,
recreation therapists, mental health
technicians, and others.
The adult inpatient
program includes therapeutic groups, recreation
therapy, goal-setting, interaction with mental
health professionals, and appropriate
Process groups help
patients address interpersonal problems;
didactic (teaching) groups assist the patients
in acquiring skills for dealing with their
The program is
designed and personalized to help each patient
begin the process of recovery.
The average patient
stay is typically fourteen to twenty-one days.
A continuum of care is empathized through the
This includes pre-admission, inpatient
care, aftercare, and crisis intervention.
The goal is to be a part of the community
mental healthcare system and to work
cooperatively with other service providers to
positively influence outcomes and overall care
for our patients.