Behavioral Health

March 15, 2006
A community meeting has been scheduled for next Wednesday, March 22 to allow citizens in the Florida parishes to discuss mental health care needs.
March 03, 2006
Similar to others with addictive disorders, those with compulsive or problem gambling disorders are at increased risk during difficult times. As Louisiana recovers from the devastation of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, health officials are taking steps to address this issue.
March 02, 2006
A community meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, March 7 to allow citizens in the bayou region of the state to discuss mental health care needs.
January 30, 2006
Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Dr. Fred Cerise today announced the appointment of Dr. Kathleen Crapanzano as Medical Director for DHH’s Office of Mental Health.
November 23, 2005
The holiday season is here, and although this is usually a joyous time of year, it can be an especially stressful time for those who experienced loss because of the recent hurricanes in Louisiana. To help people cope, the Department of Health and Hospitals-Office of Mental Health is offering counseling services and stress-relief tips.
September 05, 2005
Baton Rouge – The New Orleans Home & Rehabilitation Center is now located at the Villa Feliciana Medical Complex at 5002 Highway 10 in Jackson, La. This is approximately 30 miles north of Baton Rouge.
September 03, 2005
The Department of Health and Hospitals—Office of Mental Health announced today that it is seeking to hire board-certified psychiatrists to provide services in its Prior Authorization Unit of the Mental Health Rehabilitation Program.
July 26, 2005
The Department of Health and Hospitals announced today it is implementing new rules and regulations for its Mental Health Rehabilitation Program. The rules will restructure the program to increase service effectiveness and fiscal efficiency. Changes include establishment of a fee-for-service reimbursement structure and new mechanisms for monitoring clinical outcomes. The new rule also requires that patients must need intensive mental health care or they will be referred to their primary care physicians or to mental health clinics.
June 29, 2005
Mental health issues being faced in the state of Louisiana will be the focus at the fifth quarterly meeting of the Governor’s Health Care Reform Panel. The meeting will take place on Thursday, June 30 at the New Orleans Marriott Hotel, 555 Canal St., New Orleans. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., with the meeting starting at 8 a.m.
April 25, 2005
Law enforcement workers often find themselves having to confront citizens who either have a developmental disability, drug addiction or mental illness. However, all officers are not properly trained to handle these situations, and this sometimes can end tragically.