Mid- South Health Systems

Mid- South Health Systems

Local mental health provider opens Delta Recovery Center to address area substance abuse needs Mid-South Health Systems are part of a network of 14 community mental health centers providing services to the entire state. Formerly George W. Jackson, a state operated community mental health center, Mid-South became a nonprofit organization in 1997. In 2010, Mid-South Health Systems merged with Counseling Services of Eastern Arkansas expanding their services for children and adults across 13 counties.

Their mission is to ensure the availability of comprehensive, affordable, and quality-driven community-based mental health services that are accessible to the public and promote recovery, integrity and ethical standards for all involved.

Mid-South Health Systems has recently opened the Delta Recovery Center, a 17 bed residential substance abuse treatment facility in Helena, Arkansas. The 28-35 day program is designed for male clients.

The center's safe and secure environment offers proven intervention resources directed by a positive and supportive staff. The staff includes Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors and Professional Mental Health Therapists.

Clients are highly involved in creating their own treatment plans that can meet their individual needs. And, Mid-South is in a unique position to address both the substance abuse as well as the mental health issues that often accompany addiction. The goal is for a client to be able to return home with the tools they will need for a stable, happier life. Arkansas substance abuse is at an all time high. Mid-South wanted to create a recovery center to help address this epidemic and that was closer to home for residents along the Delta.

For non-Mid-South clients, access to services at Delta starts with a phone call to the local Mid-South clinic.

Current Mid-South clients talk with their therapist about setting up an assessment for admission.

Services at Delta Recovery can be paid for in several ways- self pay, private insurance, or through our federal/state contract.

Mid-South Health Systems offers a full specturm of Adult Services, including: Individual and Family Counseling, Psychological Testing and Evaluation, Psychiatric Evaluation and Medication Management, and Drug and Alcohol Programs.

Mid-South Health Systems also offers a wide array of Services for Seriously Mentally 111 Adults, including Psychiatric Evaluation and medication Management, Community Intervention Specialists (Case Management), Day Treatment Programs, Supportive Living Services, Transition Services, and Assistance with Benefits and Entitlements Their full Child & Adolescent Services include: Individual and Family Therapy, Community Intervention Specialists (Case Management), School-based and After-School Interventions, Psychiatric Evaluation and Medication Management, Treatment Foster Care, Action for Kids, and CASSP/CCC Collaborations.

The Mid-South Education and Marketing Department also conducts a series of Spring and Fall workshops each year. These workshops are approved for continuing education (CEU) for nurses working in mental health settings, social workers, counselors and therapists.

Specialized contract training for business and industry is also available on a variety of topics to meet the needs of employees and the workplace. For more information on these training opportunities, call: (870) 972-4712.

Mid-South Health Systems operates facilities in and serves the needs of the residents of Clay, Craighead, Crittenden, Cross, Greene, Lawrence, Lee, Mississippi, Monroe, Phillips, Poinsett, Randolph and St. Francis counties, with their West Memphis location at 905 N. 7th St., open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Call (870) 735-5118. Find Mid-South Health Systems online at www.mshs.org They also provide emergency services. Emergency Services. Call 1-800-382-3117 in Lee, Phillips, Crittenden, Cross, Monroe and St. Francis counties, or 1-800-356-3035 in Craighead, Clay, Randolph, Poinsett, Lawrence, Mississippi and Greene counties. Emergency Services through Mid-South Health Systems is offered 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. This services offers assessment/evaluation for crisis stabilization when there is immediate threat of self harm, potential harm to others or grave disability as a result of mental instability. The basis for the call must be primarily a mental health need versus alcohol/drugs or a medical condition. Referrals to an impatient psychiatric hospital may be recommended, as well as other outpatient treatment programs.

Be prepared to give name, date of birth and social security number along with details of the emergency situation. Individual calling will be instructed to go to a secure location such as a clinic, jail or hospital. Emergency services may refer to outpatient treatment programs within Mid-South Health Systems as well as programs not directly affiliated with Mid-South Health.