Mental Health

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please call 911, go to your nearest emergency room or contact your local Mobile Crisis Response Team by calling 1-866-837-7521.


Batesville Crisis Stabilization Unit

Mississippi’s Crisis Stabilization Unit provides stabilization and treatment services to persons who are in a psychiatric crisis. Individuals can receive involuntary and voluntary treatment at a Crisis Stabilization Unit. After treatment, patients will be connected with their local Community Mental Health Center. Please visit the Mississippi Department of Mental Health website for more information about crisis services.

Phone: (662) 563-9176


Communicare is a community mental health center that offers a variety of outpatient clinical services, including:

  • Childcare Services
  • Prevention Services
  • Crisis Services
  • Behavioral Services
  • Substance Abuse Services

The organization also operates a group home for women who have serious mental illness and a residential substance abuse center and provides school-based services in several public educational systems. Visit Communicare’s website for a complete listing of services.

Communicare also coordinates the Mobile Crisis Response Teams for Lafayette County. For individuals experiencing a mental health emergency, this team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. To contact the Mobile Crisis Response Team call 1-866-837-7521.

Lafayette County Office Address: 152 Highway 7 South, Oxford, MS 38655
Additional offices are located in Panola County, Yalobusha County, Calhoun County, Marshall County and Tate County.
Phone: (662) 234-7521
Fax: (662) 236-3071

Mississippi Department of Mental Health Helpline

This helpline is available for individuals that would like to receive information about mental health, intellectual and developmental disability, and substance abuse services available in Mississippi. It is also available for individuals who would like to register any concerns about mental health services.

Helpline Number: 1-877-210-8513

National Alliance on Mental Illness Mississippi

The mission of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is to improve the quality of life of persons living with serious mental illness along with their friends and families. NAMI Mississippi is made up of family members, peers, behavioral health professionals and friends working to accomplish that mission through mutual support, education, advocacy and research.

The organization offers several support groups for individuals living with mental illness and for individuals with loved ones living with mental illness. For more information on these groups, visit NAMI’s website.

Phone (not a crisis line): (601) 899-9058 or (800) 357-0388
Fax: (601) 956-6380

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24-hour free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources, and best practices for professionals.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

North Mississippi State Hospital

The North Mississippi State Hospital (NMSH) is an acute care psychiatric facility offering treatment and services for mentally ill adult men and women in northeast Mississippi. The 50-bed hospital, located in Tupelo, is part of the Mississippi Department of Mental Health.

Address: 1937 Briar Ridge Road, Tupelo, MS 38804
Phone: (662) 690-4200
Fax for General Information and Staff: (662) 690-4227
Fax for Client information/Medical Records: (662) 690-5735