What is mental illness? Southern Remedy will explore the history of mentall illness, the risk factors for children, the impact of mental illness in teens, and access to help.
What is normal? What is abnormal? Parents share their stories about the symptoms their child had and how the mental health care providers reached a diagnosis. Christian counselors and pastors weigh in on the role of religion in mental health, and families share their stories.
Eighty percent of children with a mental health problem do not receive treatment. Are there enough providers? Is cost a factor? Do parents know where to go for help, especially in a crisis? Southern Remedy looks at how to get mental health help and the types of treatment available for children.
Melissa Faith Payne talks with a mental health advocate, a children's mental health services provider, and a mother of four whose children have received mental health treatments. Guests are Joy Hogge, Ph.D, with Miss Families as Allies; John D. Damon, Ph.D., CEO of Miss. Children's Home Services; and parent Nikki Flippins.
The Technical Assistance Collaborative Grant
“The State … entered into a separate agreement to have (Technical Assistance Collaborative) TAC directly assist in confidential mediation between the State, DOJ, and other federal plaintiffs in an attempt to settle both threatened and existing lawsuits against the State. As you can see from Section 4 of this … grant, TAC’s work was completed for the purposes of mediation and with the expectation that it will remain confidential while negotiations are ongoing, as its assessment is the framework for the mediation and for the settlement discussions currently taking place. “
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Mississippi Department of Mental Health
School failure, juvenile detention, drug use, and suicide are some of the consequences of not identifying, treating and following a child's mental health treatment plan. Southern Remedy talks with advocates, mental health providers, and parents on the consequences children face with mental illness.