Behavioral Health

January 06, 2011
Today, Governor Bobby Jindal joined Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) Secretary Bruce D. Greenstein, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain and other law enforcement officials to announce that a series of dangerous chemicals being marketed as “bath salts” or “plant food” have been added to the Controlled Dangerous Substance Act, making it illegal to possess, manufacture or distribute them in Louisiana.
December 21, 2010
A dangerous new drug being marketed as bath salts is sending dozens of Louisianians to the hospital.
September 30, 2010
The Department of Health and Hospitals will hold a Behavioral Health Summit to address the significant mental health and addictive disorder needs arising from the BP disaster and oil spill along the Louisiana coast.
September 24, 2010
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals officials are encouraging Louisiana residents to look for warning signs in young people who may be in crisis as part of Yellow Ribbon Youth Suicide Awareness and Prevention Week.
July 29, 2010
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Alan Levine wrote to BP America requesting $28.9 million in funding to enhance mental health services through October 2011.
June 14, 2010
The Louisiana Commission on Addictive Disorders Report is an annual report to the governor and to the House and Senate Health and Welfare Committees detailing the activities of the commission and the office for addictive disorders for the previous year and recommendations as to future programs.
April 19, 2010
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals is holding two fairs in Grant Parish, April 24 in Pollock and May 1 in Colfax, to educate residents, provide health screenings and administer the H1N1 vaccine to local residents.
March 11, 2010
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals’ Secretary Alan Levine today celebrated the opening of two new community-based outpatient mental health care clinics for children, adolescents and their families in the Greater New Orleans area. Levine joined local and state officials in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at one of the new clinics, the Midtown Clinic in New Orleans, to mark another milestone in the state’s creation of a robust, community-based mental health system statewide.
March 02, 2010
Regional leaders in Acadiana have taken the first steps towards the creation of a “human services district” for residents of the seven-parish area surrounding Lafayette, or DHH Region IV. The effort, supported by the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, will allow local leadership to use continued state funding to deliver mental health, addictive disorders, developmental disabilities and public health services considered a priority by the local community.
February 23, 2010
Act 384 of the 2009 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature created the Implementation Advisory Committee and provided that it shall recommend to the Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) a specific plan for implementation of the consolidated administrative functions of the Office of Behavioral Health (OBH).