With Much Fondness and Gratitude to Sandra Parks

This week began with the stunning and heartbreaking news that Sandra Parks passed away. The world lost a very precious soul far too early.

The 7th Annual Community Partnership Celebration Is Virtually Here!

Our 7th Annual Community Partnership Celebration is rapidly approaching. It will be our first Virtual Celebration, and it will be livestreamed on our Facebook page using Facebook Live. There's still time to sign up online to become a sponsor or register for a free ticket.

New Name, New Horizons for the National Federation of Families

The National Federation of Families for Childrens Mental Health has been renamed to simply the National Federation of Families.

7th Annual Virtual Community Partnership Celebration - Nov. 16

Our annual awards event to celebrate community partnerships will be held on November 16 at 5:30 p.m. via Facebook Live.

Free tickets here >>

Mississippi Department of Mental Health Peer Support Training - Nov. 16

This training includes a track facilitated by Families as Allies for parents who want to do peer support for other parents.

Coaching and Support - Monthly Session - Nov. 18

Monthly meeting and online gathering to coach and support parents who are helping other parents in any system.

Register here >>

Virtual Family Support Meeting - Nov. 19

Family support meeting for parents or caregivers raising a child to check in with each other, discuss problems and concerns, and support one another.

Register here >>

COVID-19 Town Hall for Hispanic/Latin Community - Nov. 19

The Mississippi State Department of Health invites the Hispanic/Latin community to a videoconference via ZOOM and Facebook.

When Turning 13 Is Not the Typical Rite of Passage

For my son, each birthday has been accompanied by complicated feelings, a reminder of the milestones he has not met and may never meet.

Post-Election Anxiety: 7 Ways to Care for Your Mental Health

The outcome of the 2020 election may impact your mental health differently depending on where you live and which candidate you voted for.

Posttraumatic Stress, Anxiety, and Veterans Day | Mental Health Recovery

Every November, the world celebrates Armistice Day, better known as Veterans Day in the United States. The way we recognize Veterans Day in the United States is a celebration of all things military, a day for remembrance, and a time to thank those veterans in our lives.