Executive Director

For over 30 years Region 8 Mental Health Services has provided mental health, intellectual/developmental disabilities and alcohol and drug services. Since the mid 1990´s, Region 8´s vision has been to meet the unique behavioral health care needs of each individual in our community with a focus on quality service and compassionate care.

Since I became Executive Director in 1997, Region 8 has gone from serving less than 1,000 consumers to nearly 20,000 today. By focusing on efficient operations and employing highly trained professionals and caregivers, we have continued to excel in meeting the mental health needs of Copiah, Lincoln, Madison, Rankin and Simpson counties.

Our Commitment To You

Dave Van - Executive Director

Dave Van - Executive Director

Because this organization is a human institution to serve people, we hope that we are granted the ability to give you peace and rest while you are under our care.

We will strive to understand your needs and to be your home away from home.

We will strive to bring you comfort and pray that those you love be near you in thoughts and dreams.

Every word spoken by staff should bring you hope and closer to contentment.

May the responsible party that brought you our way be blessed and prosperous. When you leave may your journey be safe.

We are all just passing through between eternities. May these days be pleasant for you, helpful for those you meet, and a joy to those who know and love you best.