The Keep Calm Through COVID crisis phone line provides trained, compassionate counselors to support Louisianans through this difficult time. This hotline is for counseling only, and people calling for general information should call 211.
March is National Problem Gambling Awareness Month, promoting awareness of the resources available to those experiencing problems with gambling. Data compiled by the Office of Behavioral Health shows gambling spans all ages, genders and races in Louisiana.
Rebecca Davis writes: "While I managed, at first, to continue to be successful in my career, my personal life was in shambles. It did not take long for me to start to use the money meant for my utilities and living expenses on gambling. I was constantly juggling money and bills. I lived on edge daily but still continued to gamble. I borrowed money from everyone I knew, and I lied to make loans."
Family Support Survey
The Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) is conducting a survey to better understand the types of assistance families of students with disabilities need to support the educational experience of their child/children. The information gathered from this survey will inform the LDOE's understanding of how to best support families across the state.
The Louisiana Department of Health recently unveiled the state's response plan to deal with the opioid epidemic across the nation that has not spared our area. Karen Stubbs, assistant secretary with LDH's Office of Behavorial Health joins Jeremy Poursine to talk about the five goals of the plan. If you need help, visit opioidhelpla.org or ldh.la.gov to find treatment options and more information.