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Region IV Seeks Businesses to Employ Disabled Clients

By Josh Mitchell  Corinth Today News Editor A Corinth-based mental health agency is seeking local businesses to provide work experience for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It is not necessary for a business to hire one of the clients full time but maybe just for a few hours a week, said Misty Weaver, who oversees […]

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New Program in Corinth to Fight Opioid Abuse

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Alcorn County residents who have fallen victim to the opioid epidemic now have a new service available in Corinth to help them. Region IV Mental Health Services started accepting clients this month for its new Medication Assisted Treatment program. People with opioid addictions will be prescribed medications to […]

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Mental Health Board May Seek Waiver of Education Standards for Director

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The local mental health board may apply for a waiver to allow someone without a mental health-related college degree to lead the agency, the chairman said. The Region IV board could ask the Mississippi Department of Mental Health to waive certain educational requirements for an executive director. Region […]

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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 Booneville as the interim executive […]

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Mental Health Agency Doing Well During Leadership Transition, Chairman Says

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Region IV Mental Health Services continues to do a great job serving the community as the agency transitions to new leadership after the retirement of its longtime director, an official said. Region IV is “still on top,” and officials plan to keep moving the agency forward, said Chairman […]

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Former Region IV Director Honored With Building Dedication

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The former executive director of Region IV Mental Health Services has been enshrined on a new transportation facility in Booneville. The Charlie D. Spearman Sr. Transportation Building was dedicated in his honor during a ceremony in Booneville on Nov. 8. Spearman was executive director of the five-county mental […]

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Region IV Chairman: Ramey Qualified to Lead Agency, Position Not Advertised

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The chairman of the Region IV Mental Health board insists that the person currently serving as the interim director of the taxpayer-funded agency is qualified for the full-time executive director position. Greg Collier, chairman of the Region IV board, said Interim Director Jason Ramey is being considered for […]

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Son of Former Board Member Appointed Region IV Interim Director

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Region IV Mental Health board is not currently advertising the vacant executive director position and has appointed the son of a former board member as the interim director, officials said. Region IV Mental Health Board Chairman Greg Collier of Tishomingo County said he does “not necessarily” think […]

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Region IV Celebrates Recovery, Offers Hope

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Many people celebrated recovery from drug and alcohol addiction on Friday at Crossroads Regional Park in Corinth. The Region IV Recovery Day was a time for people to fellowship and know that recovery is possible, said Adrian Owen, director of alcohol and drug services. “Anytime people can come […]

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Are More Female Drug Treatment Beds Needed in Corinth?

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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 Chemical Dependency Complex in Corinth. […]

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Former Meth User Now Helps Others Battling Addiction

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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 Stabilization Unit and shares his […]

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Male Leaves Corinth Crisis Unit, Prompts Search

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By Josh Mitchell/Corinth Today Authorities on Tuesday morning were looking for a male who ran away from the Region IV Crisis Stabilization Unit in Corinth, Alcorn County Sheriff Ben Caldwell said. The person ran away from the facility while he was in the process of being transferred to the Mississippi State Hospital in Tupelo, the […]

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Region IV Provides Drug, Alcohol, Mental Health Services

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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 region in 2016. Mental Health […]

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New Drug Treatment Program in Corinth Offers Clients ‘Another Option’

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By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor A new drug and alcohol treatment program in Corinth will soon enter its second year. The Region IV Intensive Outpatient Program on Cass Street offers clients a middle ground between residential treatment and regular outpatient services. “I feel like it’s given people another option for treatment,” said Phillip […]

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Alcorn County Loses Teen Counseling Program

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Editor’s Note: This is the seventh part in a series of stories on mental health and substance abuse services in Alcorn County. By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Children struggling with substance abuse and other problems have turned their lives around with the help of a program in Tishomingo County, an official said. Alcorn […]

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