In 1968 Mid-South Health Systems opened its doors as the first community mental health center in Northeast Arkansas. At that time we were called George W. Jackson, named after the “father of the modern mental health movement” in Arkansas.
We were part of the state system until 1997 when we incorporated as a private, non-profit mental health provider. At that time we changed our name to Mid-South Health Systems and were offering services in seven NEA counties.
In 2010 Counseling Services of Eastern Arkansas, a sister community mental health center, merged with Mid-South, adding 6 more counties along the mid Delta.
In 2018 our 13 counties grew to 20 with the addition of seven counties to our West, making MSHS the largest community mental health center in the state.
Mid-South is one of 12 community mental health centers in Arkansas. These 12 centers, each composed of several counties, form the Mental Health Council of Arkansas. They cover the state with mental health resources for children and adults including the seriously mentally ill and persons struggling with substance abuse.
- We care for the seriously mentally ill in our communities.
- We have been Providing comprehensive mental health service for over 50 years for children and adults.
- We are the only fully non-profit mental health provider in Eastern Arkansas.
- Because we are non-profit we are eligible for funding streams to help those who cannot afford services and for other special programs and grants.
- We have psychiatrists, psychologist, social workers and counselors available to our clients.
- Emergency Services – We offer 24 hour assessment for people experiencing a mental health crisis.
- We are the primary provider for substance abuse services including counseling, day rehabilitation, drug court and educational opportunities.
- We have a pharmacy at our Jonesboro location, that serves clients of Mid-South Health Systems.
- 17 bed residential substance abuse treatment center
- 28 – 35 day program
- A structured enviroment that promotes recovery and stability
- Services that are planned to meet individual needs
- Group and individual activities
- Knowledge, resources and skills to manage substance abuse
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