Missouri Department of Health
Nurses, Physicians, Administrative and Supportive Staff
Jefferson City, Missouri, USA
The Missouri Department of Mental Health (DMH) was first established as a cabinet-level state agency in 1974.The three principal missions for DMH are (1) the prevention of mental disorders, developmental disabilities, substance abuse, and compulsive gambling; (2) the treatment, habilitation, and rehabilitation of Missourians who have those conditions; and (3) the improvement of public understanding and attitudes about mental disorders, developmental disabilities, substance abuse, and compulsive gambling. Missouri Department of Mental Health is a multi-facility environment which runs seven state wide facilities. The seven state-operated psychiatric facilities include inpatient psychiatric care for adult and children, as well as sex offender rehabilitation and treatment services and have about 4,500 full-time and part time staff.