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Wyatt Waters' Watercolor painting of the front of MSH


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Mississippi State Hospital is a publicly funded behavioral health program of the Mississippi Department of Mental Health. The hospital is located on a 350-acre campus in Whitfield, MS, 15 miles southeast of Jackson, the state capital. Mississippi State Hospital operates 246 hospital beds and is accredited by the Joint Commission. The hospital beds include Adult Acute and Continued Treatment Psychiatric, Forensic, Adolescent Psychiatric and Substance Use treatment services, and Adult Substance Use treatment services for women. The program also includes a 198 bed nursing home.


To help the individuals we serve achieve mental wellness 
by encouraging HOPE, promoting SAFETY, and supporting RECOVERY 
while utilizing RESOURCES efficiently.


Mental Wellness in every life, in every home, and in every community.


Respect     Relationships   Accountability  Teamwork  Diversity

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