The percentage of Mississippi adults with a serious mental health condition is around 5% which is close to the national average. The problem? The national average is too high. Mississippi is home to more than 3 million people as well, so these numbers are large. When it comes to any form of mental illness, the state average is around 1 in 5 residents.
Fortunately, there’s help. No shortage of providers (or shortage of funds) should ever prevent you from getting the help you deserve. The following resources are free of charge, confidential, and available to all Mississippi residents. Help yourself or someone you love today.
The National Mental Health Hotline
If you need to connect with a mental health specialist, call 1-866-903-3787 right now. A trained professional will take your call and assist you however she or he can. A world of resources is waiting for you. The hotline is available to all US residents and operates on a 24/7 basis.
The state’s Department of Health offers an around-the-clock helpline that can be reached by calling 1-877-210-8513. A certified service provider will answer your call and assist you with any mental health issue you have.
NAMI Helpline & More
The National Alliance on Mental Illness provides a wealth of resources, including the NAMI Helpline, which can be reached by calling 1-800-950-6264 or by emailing email@example.com. Although the helpline is only available Monday through Friday from 10 AM until 8 PM EST, there is a 24/7 text line available. Simply text ‘NAMI’ to 741-741 for assistance.