Mental Health Updates: DMH's Olmstead Page and News Articles

This past week saw a number of mental health updates in the form of official pages at the Department of Mental Health and news stories.

Mississippi Division of Medicaid Proposes Policy Change to Mississippi Youth Programs Around the Clock (MYPAC)

The Mississippi Division of Medicaid published a proposed change to the Mississippi Youth Programs Around the Clock (MYPAC) program.

Helpful Information On Special Education and Discipline from MDE

The Mississippi Department of Education's Procedure Manuals for Special Education are online and we encourage you to use them as a reference.

Virtual Youth Mental Health First Aid Training - May 14

Virtual Youth Mental Health First Aid Training Event by Mississippi Department of Mental Health.

Webinar: Supporting our Children's Mental Health by Flipping the Script - May 14

In this webinar, we will discuss ways to flip the script from traditional ways of thinking to new ideas to support our children.

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Born to Be Wild Family & Friends Picnic - May 15

Get your outdoor green on and join us for a FUN filled day celebrating individuals with disabilities, their families and friends.

MS PTI: What is a System of Care and What Does Wraparound Mean? - May 18

The term 'System of Care" is often used to describe mental health approaches and is actually mandated in Mississippi state law. This webinar explains what "system of care" means and what families should be able to expect if that approach is offered to them. MSPTI sponsored webinar presented by Families as Allies.

Supportive Coaching for Parents Supporting Other Parents - May 19

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

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Cowboys' quarterback Dak Prescott on becoming a leader on mental health

Prescott goes into detail with Yahoo Sports Senior NFL Writer Charles Robinson on why he believes mental health is something that needs to be talked about, and how the NFL is coaching their players on how to manage and optimize their mental health.

Wraparound Implementation Guide: A Handbook for Administrators

The Implementation Guide is designed to provide a road map for those in program and system oversight roles for wraparound, to help keep them focused on the range of important issues in overseeing effective wraparound practice. 

FAQs for Caregivers

The University of Washington (UW) is seeking input from caregivers about possible ripple effects of mental health services. Ripple effects are positive or negative effects that are not usually examined in mental health research, such as feelings of self-confidence or burnout that might result from being a peer support provider. You can earn up to $300 for completing 3 online surveys over 6 months to help us brainstorm possible ripple effects.