Program Overview

ABOUT STANDUP, MISSISSIPPI

Stand Up, Mississippi is a statewide initiative to put an end to the opioid crisis in our state and inspire all Mississippians to create a stronger and healthier future. Every person is part of the solution. Each of us can make a difference today by standing up and speaking out.

This project is a collaborative effort by the Mississippi Department of Mental Health, Department of Public Safety, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, Mississippi Board of Pharmacy, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Mississippi Department of Human Services, and Drug Enforcement Agency. Funding is provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

The primary goals of this comprehensive effort are to improve public perception of people dealing with substance use disorder, strengthen polices for prevention and treatment, and promote statewide partnerships to combat the opioid crisis in Mississippi.