Mississippi to cut mental health services, lay off employees

May 3, 2017 in Health

By JEFF AMY Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The Mississippi Department of Mental Health says it will eliminate 650 positions, some through layoffs, over the next year because of […]

Anti-drug initiative loses funding

July 10, 2013 in Health, News, Statewide News

Washington County has lost funding for its community anti-drug program that has operated for 25 years.

Audine Hayes, executive director of the Anti-Drug Community Partnership RADAR Center, tells the Delta Democrat Times that the Mississippi Department of Mental Health chose to close it down by the end of summer due to budget cuts.

Hayes said the RADAR Center began as a 12-person task force comprised of Hayes, law enforcement officials, business professionals and school administrators who chose to take a proactive approach in changing the lives of youth in the Delta. That 12-person group eventually expanded to more than 150.