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Friends of East Mississippi State Hospital is a volunteer-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting understanding of mental health and the needs of individuals with mental illness, improving the quality of life for patients, and providing recognition and support for employees.


Membership is made up of individuals from the hospital staff, members of civic and service groups, and individuals from the community. Anyone who is interested in serving as an advocate for individuals with mental illness can be a member. Annual membership fees are $10.00. 

Friends of EMSH, Inc. is classified as a public charity and is exempt from Federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to Friends of EMSH are deductible under section 170 of the Code.

East Mississippi State Hospital

1818 College Drive

Meridian, MS 39307

Phone: 601-581-7600

Fax: 601-581-7676