The Louisiana Department of Health’s Office of Behavioral Health will be holding meetings this coming Wednesday in Monroe to gather experiences, ideas and concerns about behavioral health services.

These meetings are set for October 2 at St. Francis Medical Conference Center, 408 Hall St. in Monroe, in the first floor conference center. The first meeting, aimed at community members and representatives with an interest in mental health and/or substance abuse, will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. A separate meeting for healthcare providers will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. If you are in need of sign language interpretation, email your request to

The meetings in Monroe are part of a larger series of meetings being held throughout the state by the Office of Behavioral Health in late September and early October.

Each stop on Listening Tour 2.0 will allow individuals, community representatives and providers an opportunity to share with state officials their ideas and concerns about their experiences with the behavioral health system.

For more information, email