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Region IV Sells Property for $220,000

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Region IV Mental Health Services has officially sold a piece of property in Southaven for $220,000, an official said Thursday. The property is located at 1326 Goodman Road and included a vacant building of about 2,000 square feet and land estimated at under…

Water Flows Into Region IV Offices During Heavy Rains

By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor The Region IV Mental Health Services administration building in Corinth took on water during heavy rains Wednesday. A hallway was covered with water, which also pooled in an office and in part of the lobby. Region IV Mental Health Services Interim Executive Director…

New Program in Corinth to Fight Opioid Abuse

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…

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…

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…

Mental Health Agency Doing Well During Leadership Transition, Chairman Says

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…

Former Region IV Director Honored With Building Dedication

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…

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

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…

Son of Former Board Member Appointed Region IV Interim Director

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…

Region IV Celebrates Recovery, Offers Hope

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…

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…

Male Leaves Corinth Crisis Unit, Prompts Search

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…

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…

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

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…

Alcorn County Loses Teen Counseling Program

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…

Adolescent Crisis Center Would Help Alcorn County, Counselor Says

Editor’s Note: This is the sixth part in a series of stories on mental health and substance abuse services in Alcorn County. By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor It is “scary” how popular meth is right now, a local mental health counselor said. Methamphetamine is even a problem with children…

Some People Are in Mental Health Crisis for Months Before Seeking Treatment

Editor’s Note: This is the fifth part in a series of stories on mental health and substance abuse services in Alcorn County. By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor People are often in a mental health crisis for months before they finally call for help, said a local counselor. “From…

Corinth Center Helps People Going Through Mental Health Crisis

Editor’s Note: This is the second installment in a series of stories on mental health services in Corinth and Alcorn County. By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Some people going through a mental health crisis may be reluctant to ask for help, an official said. “There is still a…

Many Addicts Battle Underlying Mental Health Problems, Official Says

Editor’s Note: This is the first installment in a series of stories on mental health issues in Corinth and Alcorn County. By Josh Mitchell Corinth Today News Editor Someone who gets high to feel comfortable around others may have an anxiety disorder. Others might use drugs to lift themselves out…

Color Run Promotes Autism Awareness, Acceptance in Corinth

Story and Photos by Abby Vanderford For Corinth Today The threat of swollen rain clouds did not stop the community from coming out to participate in the Reconnect4Autism Color Run on Saturday morning. (Please see the photo gallery below) Reconnect4Autism held its second annual Color Run at Crossroads Regional Park to…