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VA Launches Program to Help Rural Veterans With PTSD

Veterans who live in rural areas could see improved access to mental health care under a pilot program announced this week by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The telehealth program will give rural veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder remote access to psychotherapy and related services, according to the VA.…

Opinion: Mental Health Director Job Should Be Advertised

Corinth Today Editorial There are concerns about the current executive director situation at Region IV Mental Health Services based in Corinth. The taxpayer-funded agency, which provides substance abuse and mental health services to five counties, is currently without an executive director. The Region IV board recently appointed Jason Ramey of…

Are More Female Drug Treatment Beds Needed in Corinth?

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor It will be almost a month before a female bed opens up at a substance abuse treatment facility in Corinth, the director said. Throughout the state, female beds for treatment seem to be in high demand, said Jordan Gibbs, the director of the…

Former Meth User Now Helps Others Battling Addiction

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A recovering methamphetamine addict who spent four years in federal prison now helps others in Corinth who are struggling with drugs and mental health problems. Stacy Shadburn is a certified peer support specialist for Region IV in Corinth. He works at the Crisis…

Hospital Completes Major Project for Mental Health Services

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Mental Health Services at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth have received a boost. The hospital recently completed a building renovation for psychiatric services and will now offer a new service called geropsychiatry. Geropsych is typically for people over 65 who have issues…

Region IV Provides Drug, Alcohol, Mental Health Services

An agency that serves Corinth and the surrounding area provided an array of drug, alcohol and mental health services in 2016. Region IV Mental Health Services serves the counties of Alcorn, Tippah, Prentiss, Tishomingo and Desoto. Below is a breakdown of the number of services the agency provided the five-county…

Many Addicts Are People You Would Not Expect, Alcorn County Woman Says

Editor’s Note: This is the ninth part in a series of stories on mental health and substance abuse services in Corinth and Alcorn County. By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Some drug addicts are good people who took a wrong turn in life and need help getting back on…

Mental Health Services at Magnolia Regional Getting an Upgrade, Official Says

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Positive changes are coming to mental health services at Magnolia Regional Health Center in Corinth, according to a hospital official. A renovation project will create a more “appealing” and “healing” environment and provide additional space for group and activity therapy, said Angela Nowlin, the…