South Mississippi State Hospital
823 Highway 589, Purvis, Mississippi
601-794-0100 • (601) 794-0210 (FAX)
Respect • Compassion • Professionalism • Education • Teamwork • Trust • Communication


Family Education

Please join us on Sunday, March 23, at 2:30 p.m. (following patient visitation) for the monthly Family Education meeting. The session will be a panel discussion with members of the SMSH clinical staff. Dr. Harris will be our main speaker at the March meeting.

Light refreshments will be served.

Family Education Meetings are a way to share information with our patients' family members about the hospital, mental illness, and other information that may be helpful. Family Education Meetings are open to family members of current and/or fomer SMSH patients.

Upcoming Family Education Meetings will be held on Sunday, April 13, and Sunday, May 18. Both sessions will begin at 2:30 following visitation.


Think Recovery

The Department of Mental Health has filmed several personal stories of recovery from our Peer Support Specialists. The individuals who shared their stories know the value of their lived experiences and want to inspire hope in others by sharing their personal stories. Christy Wood shares her journey to recovery in this month’s video. Please share the link with your colleagues. Our goal is to bring attention to recovery which not only benefits the individual, but the entire community.

To directly access this month’s video, visit

For more information about the Think Recovery campaign, visit

Recovery is a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential. Recovery is unique to each individual and can truly only be defined by the individual themselves.


Friends of SMSH Annual Meeting

The annual membership meeting of Friends of South Mississippi State Hospital, Inc. will be held on Wednesday, April 30, at 2:30 in the SMSH Multi-Purpose Room. All Friends members/sponsors are urged to attend. The event will include a short business meeting, installation of officers, recognition of volunteers and sponsors, as well as refreshments. The hospital's 2013 Employees of the Quarter will also be recognized, and one of them will be named Employee of the Year. Please click on the link at the top of the page to learn more about Friends of SMSH. If you're interested in joining or sponsoring, please contact Donna Simmons at 601-794-0219.


Friends of SMSH Annual Masquerade $5 Jewelry & Accessory Sale

Please check back soon for a date for this fall's awesome annual $5 Jewelry & Accessory Sale.