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Hattiesburg, Mississippi is a wonderful location for families to settle down. Fathers and sons will have a great time watching Southern Miss play at Pete Taylor Baseball Park. Make sure to get some of the boiled peanuts while you're there. And the whole family will have a blast at Mountain Falls Miniature Golf. Or during those dog days of summer, cool off at Pep's Point Water Park. In addition to all of the aquatic attractions, there's a picnic area, so the family can make a whole day of it.1 Or, beat the heat by getting inside and enjoy the air conditioning along with a movie at the Grand 14. Or, mothers can relax in the shade with a good book while the kids play at Eureka Playground. And don't miss the International Checkers Hall for interesting memorabilia, including the 2 largest boards in the world. The whole family can have a great time in Hattiesburg.

Mental Health in Hattiesburg

DREAM of Hattiesburg is a local non-profit agency that offers a number of prevention services to the community. Information is provided to schools, churches, and other organizations about underlying causes of suicide, warning signs, and intervention programs for those considering taking their own life. DREAM also works to promote a drug-free lifestyle among residents of Hattiesburg through education and outreach programs. More information is available by calling 601-545-2102.2

Support groups are a great way for individuals and families to learn about themselves, discover solutions to mental health issues, and provide support to others who are in need. Those in grief can turn to one of the many ongoing support groups offered by Forrest General Hospital. Their bereavement groups meet once monthly and offer compassionate understanding after the loss of a loved one.3 The Relatives as Parents Program offered by the Pinebelt Association for Families provides guidance to older family members who are the primary caregivers for their grandchildren. In addition to peer groups that give caregivers an opportunity to learn valuable parenting skills, free educational and recreational programs are also offered so non-traditional families can build strong bonds. Call 601-582-0909 to inquire about this group.4

Current Education

The Hattiesburg Public School District has implemented several programs designed to meet the unique needs of exceptional children, from those with developmental disabilities to those with extraordinary intelligence. The supports in place are not just academic in nature. The school district is committed to addressing each student's psychological, emotional, and behavioral needs. To deliver these services, the district takes an interdisciplinary approach, with social workers, case managers, special education teachers, and other stakeholders involved in the planning and implementation of support services. To learn more about the district's programs for exceptional children, call 601-582-5078.5


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4. Pinebelt Association for Families. (2017). Relatives as Parents Program. Retrieved from
5. Hattiesburg Public School District. (2017). Exceptional Children and Health Services. Retrieved from

Hattiesburg is a city that is located in multiple counties- Lamar County and Forrest County in Mississippi. It has a land area of 53.22 square miles and a water area of 1.04 square miles.  The population of Hattiesburg is 46,805 people with 18,240 households and a median annual income of $26,852. .

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Committing to weekly sessions of therapy without insurance coverage or low cost options is very challenging for most people in Hattiesburg. If this applies to you, please contact your counselor and ask about sliding scale options or inquire about insurance coverage. The good news is that there are options available to you to establish an effective relationship with a great therapist in Hattiesburg. Your well being and health are important enough to make the best possible effort for. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Hattiesburg public health department.