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"Mental Health Care in Mississippi" 
A Conference Sponsored by Catholic Charities Jackson


Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The 2018 Catholic Day at the Capitol, which was to focus on Mental Health Care Reform in Mississippi, was cancelled due to winter weather. The Parish Social Ministry Office of Catholic Charities Jackson has rescheduled the event for Wednesday, May 23, 2018. The day will begin at the St. Peter Cathedral Center and will include two dynamic advocates for mental health, a panel of speakers representing parents, and several agencies, as well as a workshop on Advocacy in place of the usual trip to the Capitol.

Mississippi is currently facing a lawsuit for its lack of compliance with the 2009 Olmstead Supreme Court ruling which required states "to provide community-based treatment for persons with mental disabilities when... such placement is appropriate." Updates on the 2018 legislative session's bills related to mental health care will be addressed. 



Keynote Speaker

Angela Ladner 
Executive Director

Mississippi Psychiatric Association



Capstone Speaker

Dr. Joy Hogge
Executive Director
Mississippi Familes as Allies 

09:00 AM: Arrival at St. Peter Cathedral Center, name tags, coffee, and refreshments

10:00 AM: Greeting/Welcome – Sue Allen, Catholic Charities Jackson, Office of Parish Social Ministry

10:05 AM: Welcome, Opening Remarks and Prayer – Bishop Joseph Kopacz, Diocese of Jackson

10:20 AM: Keynote Speaker and Panel Moderator - Angela Ladner, Executive Director, Mississippi Psychiatric Association

11:00 AM: Panel Presentation on various aspects of Mental Health Care and the Need for Reform

12:05 PM: Mass at the Cathedral of St. Peter

12:45 PM: Box Lunch
     Capstone Speaker: Dr. Joy Hogge, Executive Director, Mississippi Families as Allies

02:00 PM: Advocacy 101 Workshop – John Lunardini, Chief Operating Office, Catholic Charities Jackson 


All are welcome to attend.  Register below:












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