All pieces are $5 plus tax. The sale will be on the hospital’s campus at 823 Highway 589 in Purvis, and the public is invited to attend.
Friends of SMSH is a volunteer-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting an 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 hospital employees. The Friends group does this by advocating for the hospital in the community, meeting needs of the patients and providing activities for both the patients and the staff.
SMSH, located in Purvis, is an acute-care, regional behavioral health program that provides inpatient services for adults with mental illness. SMSH serves Lamar, Forrest, Marion, Perry, Greene, Wayne, Jones, Covington, Jefferson Davis, Stone, Pearl River, George, Harrison, Hancock, and Jackson counties. The hospital is Joint Commission accredited.
For information on the jewelry fundraiser, mental health, South Mississippi State Hospital or membership in Friends of SMSH, please call 601-794-0219.