Behavioral Health

April 19, 2007
In response to the shortage of psychiatric facilities since Hurricane Katrina, Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System recently added a new residential unit at the Greenwell Springs Campus. This unit has 12 new beds for adult males, and once renovations are complete, 12 beds for adult females will be added.
April 19, 2007
Baton Rouge – In response to the shortage of psychiatric facilities since Hurricane Katrina, Eastern Louisiana Mental Health System recently added a new residential unit at the Greenwell Springs Campus. This unit has 12 new beds for adult males, and once renovations are complete, 12 beds for adult females will be added.
March 14, 2007
Baton Rouge – The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals is exploring the possibility of lifting the moratorium on new mental health rehabilitation facilities in the state. In order to assess whether the moratorium should be lifted, DHH is issuing a Request for Information from mental health providers. This request is designed to determine their interest in enrolling as mental health rehabilitation providers and their capacity to provide needed services.
March 08, 2007
Baton Rouge – The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals – Office for Addictive Disorders will be sponsoring public forums throughout the state to inform the public about statewide programs and services that are available to prevent and treat addiction.
March 02, 2007
Baton Rouge – A news conference has been scheduled for Tuesday, March 6 in Shreveport, as part of National Problem Gambling Awareness Week activities in Louisiana.
February 14, 2007
Baton Rouge --- Problem gambling is a serious issue in Louisiana facing as many as 200,000 of our state’s residents.
December 28, 2006
The Department of Health and Hospitals has learned that Louisiana has been selected as a pilot state for the National Alliance on Mental Illness’ Family Network program. Louisiana is one of three states to receive this program that will help families receive the most effective and appropriate mental health services for their children.
December 22, 2006
In December, 17 law enforcement officers from Monroe and 15 from Lake Charles graduated from the first Louisiana Crisis Intervention Team trainings. This training and education opportunity teaches police, sheriffs and other officers how to deal effectively with situations that involve people with a mental illness or disability.
November 28, 2006
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals has opened an adult residential shelter care facility located on the campus of Villa Feliciana Medical Complex outside of Jackson, Louisiana. Gateway House is surrounded by 120 fenced acres in the rolling hills of East Feliciana Parish.
November 20, 2006
Gov. Blanco and DHH leaders are seeking input from Louisiana citizens through a series of public meetings across the state as they prepare Louisiana's Plan for Access to Mental Health Care.