The Mississippi department of mental health is going to reduce their work force by six hundred fifty employees. These will all be layoffs that include one hundred twenty five employees. These layoffs are caused by state budget cuts.
These budget cuts take effect June thirty two thousand eighteen. This government bureaucracy will lose around twenty million dollars of funding. Two residential centers Central Mississippi Residential Center and East Mississippi State Hospital will cut nearly one hundred fifty jobs.
Some services at eight facilities will be transitioned to other locations. Budget cuts at six other locations range from one million to fourteen million dollars. Some mental health services from multiple locations will merge together.
Finally, some services will be relocated to community health centers.