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Due to expectations of inclement weather, patient visitation has been canceled for the weekend of October 7-8.  We
apologize for the inconvenience but feel it is safer for everyone concerned.  Our regular visitation hours will resume the
following weekend.  Thank you for your understanding.

Family Education

A Family Education session is scheduled for Sunday, October 22, at 2:30 p.m. following patient visitation.  Please RSVP to 601-794-0219 to reserve your seat.
Specific patient information should be addressed with your patient's social worker or at a separate individual family conference scheduled through your patient's social worker and/or doctor.



Friends of SMSH will host a Paparazzi jewelry fundraiser on Thursday, November 16, from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and on Friday, November 17, from 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.  The event will be held in the hospital's multi-purpose room and is open to the public. Each piece of jewelry is ONLY $5, and 20 percent of retail sales will be donated to the organization to benefit patients and staff at SMSH.  Please share this with your friends and come accessorize and do your Christmas shopping!


Think Recovery

Over the last several years, DMH’s Certified Peer Support Specialist Program has grown, and an amazing group of leaders are now working in the state’s mental health system helping others through their lived experiences.

Focusing on stories of recovery helps us all remember why we do what we do each and every day. These stories show the personal side of mental health and substance use. These stories also help break down barriers of misunderstanding and misconceptions. Please take a few minutes to watch one of these personal stories – Jake. He is an inspiration, and we thank him for sharing his story with us!​


  • 823 Highway 589 
    Purvis, Mississippi
  • Phone:  601.794.0100
    Fax:        601.794.0210
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