BEHIND THE MASK
The Mississippi Department of Mental Health wants to inspire people in communities across the state to share their story of how COVID-19 has impacted their lives and show that there are resources available for those who are facing mental health and substance use issues. Below are the testimonials from real Mississippians who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Melissa T. – Jackson County
“My name is Melissa Thompson. I am a 52-year-old mother of 2 and grandma of 7. I have always had some anxiety in the past but could never afford to get the medical attention that I needed. When the pandemic hit my anxiety was in overload. I had so many...Read More
Paul W. – A Mississippi Veteran
“My name is Paul Webster and I’m 38 years old. I pretty much had a normal childhood. I had a great upbringing, a good mom and dad, made good grades, and always had high hopes and dreams. After Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005, I lost everything. I really didn’t have...Read More