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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities. On this website, you will be able to find data, programs, publications, and information regarding behavioral health.  


Louisiana Dept. of Health, Office of Behavioral Health (LDH-OBH)

The Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) manages and delivers the services and supports necessary to improve the quality of life for citizens with mental illness and addictive disorders. On this website, you can find information on programs and grants provided by the state.


Capital Area Human Services (CAHS)

Capital Area Human Services serves the seven parishes of Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Pointe Coupee,   West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana. This website covers specific services, hours of operation, and telephone numbers to directly contact the provider in or near your community. 


Bridge Center for Hope

The Bridge Center for Hope is an independent nonprofit that operates Louisiana's first-ever adult crisis receiving facility. The Center offers a short-term crisis stabilization center to treat individuals 18 years or older experiencing mental health or substance use challenges. The Bridge Center operates under a no wrong door approach that allows anyone experiencing a crisis to receive services. The Bridge Center has four units and offers six programs.  A 23-hour observation unit, a short-term psychiatric unit, a medical detoxification unit, a center-based respite unit, a mobile response team, and a care management team.


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