Outside Resources

Below are educational resources provided by Jackson Hinds Library System which are found outside of our library network that we partner with and promote in the Greater Jackson, Mississippi area.

NOTE: We are not accepting unsolicited content and/or commercial requests to add resource links to our website. All requests will be denied.

FindTreatment.gov by SAMHSA

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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) collects information on thousands of state-licensed providers who specialize in treating substance use disorders, addiction, and mental illness.

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MedlinePlus

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MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

You can use MedlinePlus to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations. You can also get links to the latest medical research on your topic or find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition.

This resource is not a substitute for medical advice from a licensed professional.

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NAMI Mississippi - National Alliance on Mental Illness

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NAMI Mississippi, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit state organization of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is a non-profit, advocacy organization. NAMI groups at the local affiliate, state, and national levels share one common goal: To improve the quality of life of persons living with serious mental illness along with their friends and families. NAMI Mississippi is made up of family members, peers, behavioral health professionals and friends working to accomplish their mission through mutual support, education, advocacy, and research.

They offer support groups, educational programs, an annual charity walk and more. The support group and affiliate meeting schedule is available on the website.

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Need Free Medical Treatment in Jackson, Mississippi?

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If you are without insurance and need free medical treatment in the Jackson Area, the Jackson Free Clinic is here to help.

This clinic is operated by the University of Mississippi Medical Center students and offers medical, dental and even psychiatry services on the third Saturday of the month only. Please call for more information.

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Basic ESL: Real Help for Those Who Want to Learn English

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Currently unavailable due to technical difficulties.

This resource allows non-native English speakers to improve their skills in English. You can choose from many different language groups and use these resources as a coaching tool.

Languages supported include:

  • Amharic
  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Farsi
  • French
  • German
  • Haitian Creole
  • Hindi
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Nepali
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Somali
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog
  • Urdu
  • Vietnamese

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UPCOMING PROGRAMS

  • Lights Out: After School Movie at Medgar Evers Library on Wednesday
  • Christmas Story Time and Craft at Willie Morris Library on Wednesday, 12/07/2022
  • Read Out Loud Story Time at Evelynn Taylor Majure (Utica) Library on Wednesday, 12/07/2022
  • Accordion Christmas Trees at Lois A. Flagg (Edwards) Library on Thursday, 12/08/2022
  • Holiday Stuffed Animal Sleepover at Medgar Evers Library on Friday, 12/09/2022
  • Christmas Ornament Decorating at Willie Morris Library on Saturday, 12/10/2022
  • Movie Showtime: The Grinch at Lois A. Flagg (Edwards) Library on Saturday, 12/10/2022
  • Make It, Take It Christmas Craft at Evelynn Taylor Majure (Utica) Library on Saturday, 12/10/2022 and 12/17/2022
  • How to make your own Spread at Lois A. Flagg (Edwards) Library on Monday, 12/12/2022
  • Christmas Cookie Decorating at Willie Morris Library on Tuesday, 12/13/2022
  • Movie Showtime: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at Lois A. Flagg (Edwards) Library on Tuesday, 12/13/2022
  • Cookies with Santa at Raymond Public Library on Thursday, 12/15/2022
  • Annual Cookies With Santa at Medgar Evers Library on Friday, 12/16/2022
  • Miniature Christmas Tree Decorating at Willie Morris Library on Friday, 12/16/2022
  • Jingle and Mingle Celebration at Ella Bess Austin (Terry) Library on Saturday, 12/17/2022
  • 4 Days of Christmas Movies at Willie Morris Library on Monday, 12/19/2022 until Friday, 12/23/2022
  • Christmas Paint & Punch Party at Lois A. Flagg (Edwards) Library on Tuesday, 12/20/2022

UPCOMING CLOSURES

All libraries will be closed for Christmas Holiday on December 24th - 26th.

ONGOING EVENTS

  • 52 Weeks of Black History Program TBA
  • Lights Out: After School Movie at Medgar Evers Library showtimes are going to be held every Wednesday starting at 3:00 p.m.
  • Device Drop In at Medgar Evers Library patrons may bring their devices for tech help starting at 12 noon on Mondays and Wednesdays. Event lasts until 12/30/2022.
  • Christmas Open House check your local branch for specific dates.
  • Eudora Welty Library Gingerbread House Challenge all houses are due on 12/22/2022

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