In 2017, 38.4% of Mississippians polled reported that their mental health was “not good” between one and 30 days in the past 30 days. 1
Behavioral health problems encompass a broad range of illnesses, such as anxiety disorders, mood disorders, impulse-control disorders, or substance disorders. These problems can range in severity: at one end of the spectrum, individuals may face short-term problems that minimally disrupt their everyday lives, while at the other end, individuals have chronic, highly disabling behavioral health disorders. 2
Treatments include psychosocial counseling and prescription drugs or other pharmacological services, and many individuals receive a combination of both types of therapy.
Mental health problems are common, but help is available.
Contact the Crisis Line at 601-713-HELP (open 24⁄7)
- Generally, www.mentalhealth.gov
- List of local Community Mental Health Centers, www.dmh.ms.gov
- Find a Provider with the Dept. of Mental Health, msdmh.ongovcloud.com/public
Did you know?
18.9% of adults in the U.S. have a mental, behavioral, or emotional disorder.
The Prevalence of Mental Illness Among Adults Over 1 Year
*NH/OPI = Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander
**AI/AN = American Indian/Alaska Native
Source: National Institute of Mental Health, Health and Education Statistics; SAMHSA 2017 NSDUH