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PROMISE Team Members

David Buys

Dr. David Buys, MSPH, CPH
Project Codirector
State Health Specialist, MSU Extension Service
MSU Department of Food Science, Nutrition, and Health Promotion
P.O. Box 9805
Mississippi State, MS 39762
david.buys@msstate.edu
662-325-3060 (office)
662-769-9830 (cell)

 

Mary Nelson Robertson

 

Mary Nelson Robertson, PhD
Project Coordinator
Extension Associate, MSU Extension Service
MSU Food Science, Nutrition, & Health Promotion
945 Stone Blvd
Mississippi State, MS 39762
mnr72@msstate.edu
662-325-3200 (office)

 

Alisha Hardman

 

Alisha Hardman, PhD
Family Life Specialist, MSU Extension Service
MSU School of Human Sciences
P.O. Box 9745
Mississippi State, MS 39762
a.hardman@msstate.edu
662-325-7839 (office)

 

Laura Downey

 

Laura Downey, PhD
Associate Extension Professor, MSU Extension Service
MSU School of Human Sciences
221 Lloyd-Ricks-Watson (255 Tracy Dr)
Mississippi State, MS 39762
laura.downey@msstate.edu
662-325-7690 (office)

 

Amanda Stone

 

Amanda Stone, PhD
Assistant Professor, MSU Extension Service
MSU Animal and Dairy Sciences
P.O. Box 9815
Mississippi State, MS 39762
amanda.stone@msstate.edu
662-325-3516 (office)

 

 

Je’Kylynn Steen

 

Je’Kylynn Steen
Graduate Research Assistant
MSU Food Science, Nutrition, & Health Promotion
945 Stone Blvd
Mississippi State, MS 39762
js3749@msstate.edu

 

Holli Seitz

 

Holli Seitz, MPH, PhD
MSU Department of Communication
P.O. Box 9574
Mississippi State, MS 39762
hseitz@comm.msstate.edu
662-325-7840 (office)

 

Daniel Williams

 

Daniel Williams, PhD
Psychologist
University of Mississippi Medical Center 2500 N State St
Jackson, MS 39216
888-815-2005

 

Other Partners:

  • Ann Sansing, Co-Project Director
  • Elizabeth G. North, Co-Project Director
  • Emily Cox, Tishomingo County
  • Beth Youngblood, Lee County
  • Romona Edge, Itawamba County
  • Rozelia Harris, Office of Rural Health
  • Jennifer Pope, Bureau of Narcotics
  • Ann Rodio, Department of Mental Health
  • Meg Pearson, Department of Mental Health

 

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Filed Under: Health and Wellness, Mental Health First Aid September 15, 2023

STARKVILLE, Miss. – A Mississippi State University Extension instructor has been selected to a national Extension Foundation committee focused on improving mental health.

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Volume 9 Number 1

When Kathryn Reed saw that young people in her community needed more opportunities to participate in activities to help them grow spiritually and personally, she took action.

“We have a lot of activities for adults in our community, but there was nothing for our pre-teens and teenagers,” explains Kathryn. “We are losing them when they get to that age.”

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Volume 8 Number 1

Extension destigmatizes mental health issues, one conversation at a time

When Colby Hardin first started working at the Arkansas Department of Corrections dairy farm, he prepared as if going to war.

 

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