Behavioral Health

December 16, 2008
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, or DHH, has received $2.7million to help the Louisiana Spirit Hurricane Recovery program to continue crisis counseling services after Hurricane Gustav.
November 05, 2008
According to results from the 2008 Louisiana Study on Problem Gambling, pathological gambling addiction services continue to be in demand as the rate of pathological gamblers in the state remains steady.
September 05, 2008
Louisiana Spirit offers FREE and confidential services for group and individual sessions. The Stress Managers also provide training and coping techniques and presentations.
June 10, 2008
Children and adolescents in New Orleans will soon have more readily available access to mental health services with the unveiling of a mobile mental health clinic by the New Orleans Adolescent Hospital (NOAH).
May 27, 2008
A program designed to increase healthy outcomes for newborn babies is coming to Lafayette and New Orleans. The Healthy Babies Initiative screens pregnant women for tobacco use, alcohol use, drug use, domestic violence and depression and assists expectant mothers in getting treatment.
May 27, 2008
A program designed to increase healthy outcomes for newborn babies is coming to Lafayette and New Orleans. The Healthy Babies Initiative screens pregnant women for tobacco use, alcohol use, drug use, domestic violence and depression and assists expectant mothers in getting treatment.
May 02, 2008
Baton Rouge – The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) has established a strong commitment to improving the mental health of the people of Louisiana, and children are no exception. Statistics outline the challenge that policy makers, educators, parents, community leaders and advocates face: suicide is the third most common cause of death in young people, both nationally and in Louisiana. Ninety percent of teenagers who die by suicide have a mental health problem, usually depression, substance abuse or both. An estimated 3,500 adolescents attempt suicide every day.
March 24, 2008
Baton Rouge – Gov. Bobby Jindal announced today a legislative package he is proposing to strengthen Louisiana’s behavioral health care system. The package of four bills is designed to create standards for local behavioral health agencies, allow for the use of telemedicine technology in the assessment and treatment of persons with mental illness if there is a shortage of available professionals, and create a mental health crisis safety net infrastructure for people in crisis.
March 09, 2008
Baton Rouge – Problem or pathological gambling is often called the “hidden addiction.”
March 05, 2008
Baton Rouge – Alan Levine, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, today announced the appointment of Jennifer Kopke as Assistant Secretary for Office of Mental Health. As the state’s leader in mental health services, Kopke will be responsible for planning and the delivery of mental health services, as well as the statewide development of the human services district model of care.