by LAMHA | May 26, 2021 | Uncategorized
Behavioral Health Day
MAY 4, 2023
Behavioral Health Day is a gathering of advocates and professionals united in the mission to raise awareness for mental health and substance abuse challenges in our state. Attendees to the event at the Louisiana Capitol will enjoy the rally type atmosphere and hear from advocacy and state leaders. LAMHA is partnering with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the Louisiana Chapter (AFSP) on this event. Registration is free but recommended
WHAT IS MENTAL ILLNESS?
Mental Illness is a term used for a group of disorders causing several disturbances in thinking, feeling or relating. They result in substantially diminished capacity for coping with the ordinary demands of life.
WHO DOES IT AFFECT?
Mental Illness can affect persons of any age – children, adolescents, adults and the elderly – and can occur in any family. Several million people in this country suffer from a serious, long term mental illness.
DOES MHA PROVIDE COUNSELING?
We do not provide counseling or therapy. We do not have licensed therapists or physicians on staff. We work closely with community mental health centers and private providers in coordination of care for our clients.
Help support the services
provided to your community.
by LAMHA | Apr 22, 2021 | Uncategorized
May 4, 2021
8:00am – Noon
Registration is Required
but the event is FREE
JOIN ADVOCATES TO DISCUSS OUR STATELEGISLATION AND ITS IMPACT ON MENTALAND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES .PARTICIPANTS WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITYTO MEET WITH MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE ANDSENATE HEALTH AND WELFARE COMMITTEES.
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by LAMHA | Oct 5, 2020 | MHA Events
MHA Behavioral Health 911 Virtual Event Recordings
Topic: Youth and Adolescent Mental Health
Topic: Mental Health and Relapse in Addiction
by LAMHA | Oct 28, 2019 | Uncategorized
Taking a mental health screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition.
Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common and treatable. And recovery is possible.
Unsure which screen to take?
– The Depression Test is for individuals who are feeling overwhelming sadness. This test is also available in Spanish.
– The Eating Disorder Test can help explore eating related concerns that have an impact on your physical health and overall well-being.
– The Anxiety Test is for people who feel that worry and fear are affecting their ability to function day-to-day. This test is also available in Spanish.
– The Addiction Test (Alcohol and substance use test) will help determine if your use of alcohol or drugs is an area to address.
– The Bipolar Test is for individuals who have mood swings – or unusual or extreme shifts in mood and energy.
– The Youth Test is for young people (age 11-17) who are concerned that their emotions, attention, or behaviors might be signs of a problem.
– The PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) Test is for those who are bothered by a traumatic life event.
– The Parent Test is for parents of young people to determine if their child’s emotions, attention, or behaviors might be signs of a problem.
– The Psychosis Test is for young people (age 12-35) who feel like their brain is playing tricks on them (seeing, hearing or believing things that don’t seem real or quite right).
– The Work Health Survey is not a mental health screening, but a survey meant to help us identify strategies to help companies do better. The survey is updated annually.
You can find information about the results of last year’s survey here. Following screening, you will be provided with information, resources and tools to discuss the results with a provider.
Please note: Unless specified, our screens are validated only for adults. By clicking on a screen below, you acknowledge that the screen is not a diagnostic instrument. You are encouraged to share your results with a physician or healthcare provider. Mental Health America Inc., sponsors, partners, and advertisers disclaim any liability, loss, or risk incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, from the use and application of these screens. If you provide us your information and are in need of support, we might not be able to reach back to you as soon as we would like. If you are in need of immediate assistance, please dial 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1 (800) 273-8255. For all other screening related questions and non-emergency support contact Theresa Nguyen at tnguyen at mentalhealthamerica.net. Warmlines are also an excellent place for support. Having trouble taking the screen in Internet Explorer 11? Please make sure that you’re not in compatibility view. We are also working on updating our program and adding new screens. During this time, you might experience some difficulty. If this happens, please wait a moment and try to screen again. We appreciate your patience and are sorry for glitches or delays. MHA Screening is made possible through the generous contributions of individuals and organizations that share our vision of a healthy America. This portion of our campaign is supported, in part, through philanthropic contributions from The Allergan Foundation, Alkermes, Janssen, Takeda Lundbeck Alliance, and The Faas Foundation.
by LAMHA | Nov 30, 2018 | MHA Events
MHA hosts community events across Louisiana for caregivers, friends and family and those living with mental health diagnoses. The events are free and offer insights into local and statewide resources. Behavioral Health experts lead each forum to share information and suggestions. Attendees are invited to participate during the robust question and answer section.
The following events are scheduled around the state. Please check back for events in your area.
In June 2019, the Mental Health Association for Greater Baton Rouge (MHAGBR), also the Louisiana Mental Health America affiliate was awarded a contract from the Office of Behavioral Health. MHAGBR is tasked with running a statewide advocacy initiative for citizens and their caregivers grappling with behavioral health issues. MHAGBR is hosting a series of informational meetings, called Mental Health 911, intended to help individuals and families learn about the behavioral health system and the related resources in our state. Many individuals and families find themselves in crisis before they realize they need this type of information. Most of the general public are intimately familiar with the physical health care system but few know how to navigate the mental healthcare system for themselves or our loved ones.
The Mental Health 911 events begin with welcoming the community members and setting the stage for an open dialogue. Panel members, who are intimately familiar with the local mental healthy system, take turns presenting their role in behavioral health and a general overview of services they offer. Panel members will also offer ways they can help individuals or families with behavioral health challenges. Once the presentations have concluded, MHA staff guides the group through a robust question and answer session. Panelists typically invite participants to speak with them after the meetings or contact them at a later date.
All of the events are free and open to the public. Check Eventbrite.com for registration information.