Mental Health Services
(fully paid for all full-time and part-time employees)
Meridian Airport Authority provides Weems Employee Assistance Program (EAP) as an employment
benefit that covers employees, their spouses and dependent children. The services provided through
the program are: outpatient mental health therapy, medication evaluation and management and substance abuse treatment programs at any location of Weems Community Mental Health Center.
Offices are located in Clarke, Jasper, Kemper, Lauderdale, Leake, Neshoba, Newton, Scott and Smith counties. You do not have to live in one of the counties with a Weems office. Simply being an employee entitles you, your spouse and dependent children* to this benefit.
The Employee Assistance Program means you, your spouse and dependent children* can receive· help
with stress, anxiety, depression, other emotional or behavioral issues as well as treatment for alcohol or
substance abuse. There is NO CHARGE to you to use the Weems services. There is NO LIMIT on the
number of outpatient mental health services you or the covered family members may use. (Note: Day
treatment, psychosocial rehabilitation programs, case management and court-ordered programs are not included.)
Your use of the EAP is strictly confidential and your name is not given to your employer UNLESS you
have failed a drug or alcohol screen or had a mandatory referral from your supervisor. In that case, limited information will be released after you sign a release form.
To ask questions or schedule an appointment through the Employee Assistance Program, please call the EAP coordinator at 601-483-4821 or 1-800-803-0245. Appointments are scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please tell the receptionist that you are enrolled in the Employee Assistance
Program. If you have an after-hours emergency, call: 1-800-803-0245.
* EAP covers dependent children up to age18; up to age 21, if enrolled full-time in school.
Services for Adults
Evaluation and diagnosis of emotional, mental health and substance abuse issues
Outpatient counseling (individual, marital, family) with a mental health therapist
Medication evaluation and monitoring
Assessment for substance use disorders for men and women over age 18
Intensive Outpatient Program ( I0-week alcohol and drug treatment program)
Weems LifeCare 30-day residential treatment program for substance abuse (For more information on LifeCare, visit www.lifecarerecoverycenter.com)
Services for Children & Adolescents
Evaluation and diagnosis of emotional, behavioral and mental health issues
Medication evaluation and monitoring
Outpatient counseling (individual and family)
Individual and/or group substance abuse prevention and early intervention programs
Parent education classes
Parent Resource Library
Specially trained critical incident team to provide on-site counseling in the event of workplace/school violence, natural disaster or other traumatic event
www.weemsmh.com web site: describes services, provides links to resources on
mental health and news about seminars and other events
Quick, free, confidential online screenings: Depression, anxiety, mood disorders, post-traumatic stress syndrome, alcohol use, eating disorders all at www.weemsmh.com
BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION
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