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Jackie Chatmon is 2014 top employee

Celebrating the Department of Mental Health’s 2014 Employee of the Year award are, from left, Employee Incentive Recognition Committee members Molly Portera and Karen West,  Employee of the Year Jackie Chatmon and DMH Executive Director Diana Mikula.

Celebrating the Department of Mental Health’s 2014 Employee of the Year award are, from left, Employee Incentive Recognition Committee members Molly Portera and Karen West, Employee of the Year Jackie Chatmon and DMH Executive Director Diana Mikula.

Jackie Chatmon of Hinds County has been named the Department of Mental Health’s 2014 Employee of the Year.

Chatmon is a Program Administrator in the Division of Children and Youth, where she oversees the Mississippi Transitional Outreach Project and Project XPand, both programs focused on providing services to adolescents and young adults. She has been with DMH since 2007. She is a graduate of Jackson State University who worked in the behavioral health field prior to joining the Department of Mental Health.

Chatmon also facilitates trainings in several different programs, including: Suicide Alertness For Everyone (safeTALK), Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, Question, Persuade, Refer,  the adult and youth version of Mental Health First Aid, Trauma Informed Care and most recently, the California Brief Multicultural Competence Scale training.

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