The Hidden Impact of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our lives—from our careers, to our relationships, and our health. Now more than ever, people may find themselves with increased anxiety, depression, or alcohol and drug use. 

You don’t have to hide behind the mask any longer.

Experiencing A Mental Health Crisis?

Crisis Lifelines

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Mobile Crisis Reponse Teams

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Take a Mental Health Screening Today

 Online screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Mental health conditions, such as depression and anxiety are real, common, and treatable and recovery is possible.  

 Seeing a mental health professional is not a sign of weakness. If you are experiencing symptoms like excessive sadness, crying spells, anxiety, or anger, consider reaching out to your doctor or a mental health professional like a counselor or therapist.


Our mental and physical health go hand in hand and there are things we can do to care for ourselves during stressful times. 

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You don’t have to hide behind the mask any longer.

About the
Behind the Mask Campaign

Behind the Mask is a statewide initiative to promote mental health services for Mississippians during the COVID-19 pandemic. The statewide campaign is funded through a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). 


For all press-related inquiries
please contact
The Mississippi Department Of Mental Health (DMH)
Phone: 601.359.2287