Behavioral Health

June 07, 2018
The State of Louisiana and the Louisiana Department of Health announced an agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice to help ensure that people with serious mental illnesses have the opportunity to live in a community setting.
June 06, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH), Office of Behavioral Health (OBH), Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System(ELMHS), and Central Louisiana State Hospital (CLSH), is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for qualified proposers to provide supplemental nursing services for one or both of the designated facilities, ELMHS and CLSH.
June 04, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health is seeking public input on key strategies to address Louisiana’s opioid epidemic. Over the next month, the Department of Health, in collaboration with local human services agencies, will hold a series of public meetings around the state.
May 30, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health is seeking public input on key strategies to address Louisiana’s opioid epidemic. Over the next month, the Department of Health, in collaboration with local human services agencies, will hold a series of public meetings around the state.
March 08, 2018
Gambling addiction plagues thousands of Louisianans, putting a strain on not only themselves but also their families, friends, co-workers and society as a whole. Any urge to continuously gamble despite harmful negative consequences or a desire to stop is considered problem gambling.
February 08, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health is seeking proposals to expand the number of statewide Family Support Organization Providers to provide greater choice to families.
November 13, 2017
New data from the Louisiana Department of Health and the Louisiana Board of Pharmacy show there are fewer opioids being prescribed since Medicaid expansion began in July 2016.
August 02, 2017
Youth with significant mental health challenges and their families are shown to have improved outcomes when they are linked to peer support services.
July 20, 2017
This report summarizes the findings from the Louisiana Caring Communities Youth Survey (CCYS), a survey of 6th, 8th, 10th, and 12th grade students. The results for the State of Louisiana are presented along with comparisons to past years results for State of Louisiana. In addition, the report contains important information about the content of the survey, and suggestions and guidelines on how to interpret and use the data for prevention planning.
May 15, 2017
The State now has more funding to fight the opioid epidemic. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has awarded the Louisiana Department of Health a grant to target and reduce opioid abuse across the state. The State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grant is funded at $8,167,971 a year for two years.