Behavioral Health

June 26, 2007
With the onset of hurricane season, the Department of Health and Hospitals is reminding citizens that free counseling services are available to them through the Office of Mental Health’s Louisiana Spirit Program.
June 06, 2007
Louisiana Spirit, a program through the Department of Health and Hospitals – Office of Mental Health, is collaborating with the Louisiana Affordable Housing Management Association (LAHMA) to provide Stress Management programs for LAHMA’s membership at locations statewide during the month of June. Since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, owners, managers and site maintenance employees have worked non-stop to accommodate their available housing resources to the post-hurricane housing needs of Louisiana residents.
May 30, 2007
Louisiana workers are reporting their stress levels are higher than ever as they face many personal and work-related challenges in the struggle to rebuild their lives and the devastated areas around them. Stress takes an emotional and physical toll on all individuals, and is one of the leading causes of doctor visits.
April 30, 2007
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists – Louisiana Section has announced a new program designed to address poor birth outcomes in Louisiana. The Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral, and Treatment (SBIRT) program hopes to reduce the use of alcohol, tobacco and illicit drug use during pregnancy. The program also screens and provides appropriate referral for domestic violence and depression in pregnancy.
April 24, 2007
Louisiana Spirit, a crisis counseling program for hurricane recovery operated through the Department of Health and Hospitals – Office of Mental Health, was recently honored by the 2007 Telly Awards for the production of a first responders’ video called “Brothers Keeper.” The video won the Telly Award in the Film/Video category for Non-Broadcast Productions for Health and Wellness.
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.