Behavioral Health

 

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) defines behavioral health as mental health and substance use.

Learn more about HealthyBR partners and their collective work around Behavioral Health 

  • Mental health refers to psychological, emotional, and social well-being. Mental illnesses affect a person’s mood and how they feel, perceive, and behave. 
  • Substance use is defined as excessive drug or alcohol consumption that affects mental and physical health. Alcohol in excess can contribute to heart disease, some forms of cancer, risky sexual behavior, and accidents.
 
Did You Know?
  • 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year
  • 1 in 20 U.S. adults experience serious mental illness each year
  • 1 in 6 U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year
  • 50% of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 14, and 75% by age 24
 
To address Behavioral Health in Baton Rouge, Mayor Broome's Behavioral Health Task Force was formed in 2018. Learn more click here.
 
 If you are in a crisis you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or click here to find services and resource in your area. 
 
Behavioral Health

What You Can Find in this Section

 

Mayor Broome's Behavioral Health Task Force

Coalition of over 40 organizations to promote mental health

 

What is Mental Health?

Psychological, emotional, and social well-being of a person

Mental Health Resources

Links to Resources and Information on Mental Health

What are Substance Use Disorders?

Substance Use Disorder is defined as excessive drug or alcohol con­sumption

Substance Use Disorders Resources

Links to Resources and Information on Substance Abuse

Stigma

Prejudice against mental illness is a problem in communities

Trauma

Trauma can have long-term effects on the person’s well-being

Opioid

Basic information regarding opioids and the opioid epidemic

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