South Mississippi State Hospital​

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South Mississippi State Hospital


$5 Jewelry & Accessory Sale | 10/6/2014 3:00 PM

823 Highway 589, Purvis, MS 39475

Monday, October 6 -- 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Tuesday, October 7, at 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.  

Open to the public -- All items are $5 

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South Mississippi State Hospital in Purvis is an acute-care, regional behavioral health program with the primary purpose to offer a continuum of services for adults with mental illness within the patient’s region of residence. This closer proximity allows family, friends and community to more actively support the treatment, recovery and aftercare of the patient. South Mississippi State Hospital serves Lamar, Forrest, Marion, Perry, Greene, Wayne, Jones, Covington, Jefferson Davis, Pearl River, Stone, Hancock, Harrison, George and Jackson counties.

Patients receive the highest quality care available through the services of an interdisciplinary treatment team led by a board certified psychiatrist. The treatment teams are composed of a wide range of healthcare professionals, including a nurse practitioner, registered nurse, active treatment technician, registered dietitian, recreational therapist and licensed representatives from social and psychological services. Emphasis is placed on a total continuum of care, including pre-admission, inpatient, aftercare and crisis intervention. It is our goal to be a part of the mental healthcare system for our patients and to work cooperatively with other service providers in positively influencing outcomes and the overall care of our patients.

Mental health matters to every individual in every community. Mental health and mental illness affects our healthcare system, our businesses and our families. One in five Americans experiences a serious emotional disturbance or mental illness each year. Mental illness is more prevalent than cancer, lung disease and heart disease combined, leading the U.S. Surgeon General to declare mental illness one of our nation’s leading public health issues. Misunderstandings and discrimination are barriers to treatment that need to be torn down by recognizing that mental illnesses are real and treatable.

Our Mission

To provide the highest quality acute psychiatric care for adults who live in South Mississippi.

Our Vision

South Mississippi State Hospital will be a leader in providing the citizens of South Mississippi a continuum of psychiatric services that are fully integrated with other healthcare programs.​

Updated: 07/02/2014


April 28, 2014 (Jackson, MS) – After more than 40 years of public service, Edwin C. LeGrand, III, is planning to retire. Having served as the Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Mental Health (DMH) since 2007, he will be departing on June 30, 2014. ​​​
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Friends of SMSH Holds Annual Meeting; Names EOY | 5/20/2014
PURVIS, Miss. (April 30, 2014) -- During the April 30 Friends of SMSH Annual Meeting, Terri Posey, an active treatment technician, was named Employee of the Year.​​​
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Helen Little named Employee of the Quarter at South Mississippi State Hospital | 5/12/2014
PURVIS, Miss. -- Helen Little was recently named South Mississippi State Hospital’s first quarter Employee of the Quarter. She began working at SMSH as the social work director in August 2002.​​​
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May 9, 2014 (Jackson, MS) - The Mississippi State Board of Mental Health has appointed Ms. Diana Mikula, of Madison County, as the Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Mental Health.​​​
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  • 823 Highway 589 
    Purvis, Mississippi
  • Phone:  601.794.0100
    Fax:        601.794.0210
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