The Louisiana Department of Health’s Office of Public Health (OPH) for Central Louisiana (Region 6) will host its 2024 Opioid and Mental Health Symposium from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 at the Louisiana State University Alexandria Brumfield Caffey Ballroom, 8100 U.S. Hwy. 1.

This free event is for individuals wanting to learn more about the disease of addiction, youth mental health issues and solutions, regional programs and resources that address mental health and prevention strategies, and harm reduction practices. Narcan/naloxone training and take-home doses will be provided.

Symposium partners are CLASS Healthy Living for All and Central Louisiana Human Services District.

Register online at