Behavioral Health Services ANNUAL MEETING

The 2017 Annual Meeting of the MHA Society for Behavioral Health Services will focus on the opioid issues in Mississippi. We will hear both the patient’s and physician’s perspectives from speakers and also get an update from the Mississippi Department of Mental Health on our statewide opioid plan. In addition, we will also hear from the Joint Commission on ligature risks and get an update from the Mississippi Department of Mental Health on the Statewide Suicide Prevention Plan put in place recently.

Both counseling and education hours are available for this event. These CEs are offered in conjunction with Mississippi College.

Agenda
8:30 a.m.        Registration
9:00 a.m.        Welcome
9:15 a.m.        A Patient’s Journey, Josh Horton
10:15 a.m.      Break
10:30 a.m.     Opioids in Mississippi, Dr. Dan Edney
12:00 p.m.     Lunch
1:00 p.m.       Ligature Risks, Pam Smith, Joint Commission Resources
2:00 p.m.       Break
2:15 p.m.      Statewide Suicide Prevention Plan, Wendy Bailey & Molly Portera, Mississippi Department of Mental Health
3:00 p.m.      Mississippi’s Efforts to Combat Opioid Epidemic, Michael Jordan, Mississippi Department of Mental Health
3:45 p.m.       Evaluation / Adjourn

Speakers

Josh Horton
Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant recently appointed Ole Miss law student Josh Horton to the state’s Opioid and Heroin Study Task Force. Horton is a recovering addict who is emerging as a leading advocate for addiction prevention and treatment in Mississippi and throughout the region. Horton, from Georgia, got sober at a community college in Mississippi and enrolled in the Honors College at Ole Miss for undergraduate, before joining the Ole Miss School of Law. He works on behalf of those with substance use disorders and hopes to use his legal education to help others. Horton works with his non-profit Southern Recovery Advocacy based out of Oxford in his spare time and also volunteers and helps with individuals in Lafayette County Drug Court and the local treatment center Haven House.

Dr. Daniel Edney
Dr. Dan Edney, past president of the Mississippi State Medical Association and an internist in Vicksburg, has been very involved with efforts to fight opioid abuse in Mississippi.  While serving as president, Dr. Edney led MSMA’s efforts in re-educating doctors about opioids and alternatives to managing pain like therapy, non-addictive medicines, and chiropractic care.

Pam Smith, Joint Commission Resources
Pam Smith has more than 39 years of experience in multiple fields of health care. Her clinical experience includes maternal-child-baby, cardiology, oncology, medical-surgical and geriatrics. Prior to joining the Joint Commission Resources (JCR) as a Continuous Service Readiness Consultant, she was Director of Quality/Performance Improvement for a large medical center with supervision of medical staff credentialing, regulatory accreditation-compliance and hospital-wide collaboration for national quality, patient safety and best practice initiatives.

Wendy Bailey, Mississippi Department of Mental Health
Wendy Bailey is the Director of the Bureau of Outreach, Planning and Development for the Mississippi Department of Mental Health (DMH). The Bureau is responsible for the agency’s strategic planning process, internal and external communications, public awareness campaigns, suicide prevention, special projects, and professional licensure and certification. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in communications management. She is a graduate of the John C. Stennis Institute of Government, DMH Focus Program and Certified Public Manager Program. She is a Licensed Mental Health Administrator. Ms. Bailey has worked with DMH since 2005 when she started at Mississippi State Hospital as Director of Communications.   

Molly Portera, Mississippi Department of Mental Health
Molly is the Director of Suicide Prevention for the Mississippi Department of Mental Health in the Bureau of Outreach, Planning, and Development. Molly has a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of West Alabama and completed her undergraduate degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice at Mississippi State University. After five years working in mental health and substance use prevention services on the community level, Molly accepted a position with DMH in the Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Services in 2012 where she managed Mississippi’s federally funded underage drinking and prescription drug abuse prevention grant. In 2014, Molly transitioned into the Office of Consumer Support at DMH, working as the Coordinator for the DMH Helpline, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, and the Specialized Planning Options to Transition (SPOT) Team. In these roles, she helped to address needs of Mississippi residents allowing them to more easily navigate the mental health system, and provided intervention services to people in crisis.  In July 2017, Molly accepted her current position as the Suicide Prevention Outreach Coordinator at DMH where she is responsible for the state’s plan for suicide prevention, reporting of evidence based trainings including Mental Health Frist Aid, ASIST, and Psychological First Aid, and collaborates with other DMH Bureaus and state agencies on research, data projects, and integrated care outreach..

Michael Jordan, Mississippi Department of Mental Health
Michael has been associated with the Mississippi Department of Mental Health since 1989. He has served in supervisory positions at East Mississippi State Hospital, Ellisville School and Nursing Home Administrator and Staff Education Director at Mississippi State Hospital. Michael was the Director of Professional Development for eight years and is currently State Opioid Treatment Authority. Michael received his MBA from William Carey College in 2003. His day to day responsibilities at the Mississippi Department of Mental Health include federal and state collaboration, working with providers, working with the DMH Executive Team, BADS staff on site visit assignment and preparation, handling personnel matters internally for the bureau prior to taking them to HR, writing and gathering information for grants and assessing and guiding staff and providers in appropriate levels of quality and security in service delivery.


 
When
9/28/2017 9:00 AM - 9/28/2017 3:45 PM
Where
116 Woodgreen Crossing
Madison, MS 39110 United States

Program


Thursday, 28 September 2017

 
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9/28/2017 9:00 AM
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9/28/2017 9:00 AM
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9/28/2017 9:00 AM
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9/28/2017 9:00 AM
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9/28/2017 9:00 AM
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9/28/2017 9:00 AM

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