Behavioral Health

September 22, 2020
"By the age of 25, I had been raped, discarded into a canal and left for dead. I had been incarcerated, was living on the streets and had almost lost my life during an overdose," Lori Stone writes. "I had to bury one of my children because of my addiction and an abusive relationship I was in."
September 14, 2020
The LaSOR 2.0 grant allows the State to continue addressing the needs of residents facing the challenges of opioid and stimulant use and misuse — a population which has faced increased difficulties during the COVID-19 pandemic.
September 14, 2020
"I thought I was going to die with a needle in my arm, all alone and empty inside. I had fully accepted this as my fate because I had tried to quit shooting heroin so many times before and nothing ever seemed to work. When in those dark and hopeless moments of despair, I would often wonder how I got there," Katherine Penton writes.
September 06, 2020
In 2019, Brent Ambacher shared his recovery story in honor of National Recovery Month, observed every September as a time to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and to celebrate the people who recover. The Department of Health is reprinting his story as the state celebrates Recovery Month 2020.
September 05, 2020
During Recovery Month, the Department of Health wants the public to know that recovery is possible by promoting resources that are available to anyone who needs help coping with an addiction or mental illness.
September 01, 2020
Magellan Health, Inc. today announced that it will open a free 24-hour crisis line for all individuals impacted by the aftermath of Hurricane Laura. The number to access confidential consultation services is 1-800-327-7451.
August 10, 2020
The charge of Act 158 of the 2015 Regular Legislative Session was to provide transparency relative to Medicaid managed care programs. Within the Office of Behavioral Health (OBH), this involves the Coordinated System of Care (CSoC) program.
July 27, 2020
The charge of Act 158 of the 2015 Regular Legislative Session was to provide transparency relative to Medicaid managed care programs. Within the Office of Behavioral Health (OBH), this involves the Coordinated System of Care (CSoC) program. Magellan Health Services of Louisiana, Inc. (Magellan) administers the CSoC program. This report outlines responses to the requests made by the legislature in Act 158 relative to Magellan's management of care within CSoC program.
July 10, 2020
"ATLAS provides families with standardized information on the quality of treatment facilities, helping you to find the facility that is best for you or your loved one," said Karen Stubbs, Assistant Secretary of the Office of Behavioral Health.
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