Behavioral Health

September 20, 2021
September 20, 2021 is National Addiction Professionals Day, and the Louisiana Department of Health's Office of Behavioral Health is joining the movement and celebrating the vital players of the health system and continuum of care: addiction professionals.
September 04, 2021
Louisiana is experiencing multiple crises that may be leaving residents with feelings of grief, fear, anxiety, depression or anger. From the ongoing recovery from Hurricane Laura, to COVID-19, to Hurricane Ida, emotions are strong and it may be helpful to talk to someone.
March 10, 2021
Gov. John Bel Edwards has proclaimed March 2021 as Problem Gambling Awareness Month in Louisiana, coinciding with National Problem Gambling Awareness Month.
January 20, 2021
The 2020 Stress in AmericaTM report summarizes findings on national stress levels and proposes strategies to help us recover from this crisis. APA is committed to helping people emerge from this time in our history poised to embrace and shape a brighter future together.
December 17, 2020
The annual Synar Report describes the progress Louisiana and other states have made in enforcing youth tobacco access laws and future plans to reduce youth tobacco access rates as required by the federal Public Health Service Act [42 U.S.C. 300x–26]. The law requires all states to have in effect a law making it unlawful for any manufacturer, retailer, or distributor of tobacco products to sell or distribute any such product to any individual under the age of 18, and to conduct random, unannounced inspections to ensure compliance with the law. States are required to report this information annually to the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP).
October 09, 2020
This blog post was originally published in July 2019 as Hurricane Barry approached Louisiana. With 2020's especially active hurricane season, we are sharing it again with updated resources and information on COVID-19 and flu season.
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