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Crisis centers' operations passing to nonprofits

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Lincoln County supervisors have voted to become a member of Region 8 Mental Health Services, a geographically smaller but much better-funded organization promising to improve local mental health services. The county board of supervisors voted 4-1 to end a 36-year affiliation with Southwest Mississippi Community Mental Health Complex, also called Region 11. The Brookhaven Daily Leader reports ...

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Psychiatric center changing hands, avoids foreclosure

CLEVELAND — Delta Community Mental Health Services will take over Cleveland’s Crisis Intervention Center from the state on July 1. The 16-bed Charles W. Capps Jr. Crisis Intervention Center provides short-term, acute psychiatric care to individuals committed through the courts. DCMHS Executive Director Richard Duggin tells The Bolivar Commercial that the center is currently operated by the Mississippi Department of ...

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First-of-its-kind court headed for Hub City

HATTIESBURG — Officials in Hattiesburg say Mississippi’s first behavioral health court will be located in the city, a newspaper reported. The new program will specifically target the special needs of misdemeanor offenders, suffering with mental health issues, according to a report yesterday in The Hattiesburg American. “We are finishing up the planning right now,” said Dorothea Van Buren, coordinator of ...

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Health Department okays bed conversion

HATTIESBURG — A Hattiesburg hospital has received state permission to convert 24 beds from adult chemical dependency treatment to adult psychiatric treatment. The Mississippi State Department of Health announced April 7 that it is granting a certificate of need for the change requested by Pine Grove Behavioral Health Center. The center is an extension of Forrest General Hospital. A news ...

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Alliance lands two grants

STONEVILLE — The Delta Health Alliance recently received two federal grants to expand its programs in the Mississippi Delta. One grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Human Services for $313,329. The other grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for $186,200. Both grants will be used for the Delta Health Alliance to bring mental health services ...

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