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​Bridging the Gap was born of the need to provide a better continuity of care for patients being discharged from SMSH, and it quickly grew and evolved into a quarterly resource-sharing session.

SMSH, located in Purvis, is an acute-care, regional behavioral health program that provides inpatient services for adults with mental illness. SMSH serves Lamar, Forrest, Marion, Perry, Greene, Wayne, Jones, Covington, Jefferson Davis, Stone, Pearl River, George, Harrison, Hancock, and Jackson counties. The hospital is Joint Commission accredited.

It is the hope of SMSH Director Sabrina Young that Bridging the Gap will continue to grow and be a valuable resource to mental health providers in South Mississippi.

“Bridging the Gap is an important communication tool for our staff as well as outpatient providers in locating resources and services for the people we serve,” said Young. “I am excited about it and look forward to helping grow the program.”​


South Mississippi State Hospital
823 Highway 589
Purvis, Mississippi 39475
Phone: 601-794-0100
Fax: 601-794-0210