KTAL/KMSS - Dr. James Patterson, LSUHS Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, says a key feature of the system will be co-responder teams. Professionals trained in mental health will be sent with police officers so if a non-crime scene with a patient emerges, the police can turn it over to the mental health crisis response team.
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On October 23, 2023, consensus was reached by a broad group of community stakeholders engaged in developing a community-based crisis mental health response that ensures public safety, delivers effective treatment, and provides an alternative to arrest or hospitalization when appropriate.
318 Forum - Dr. Shawn McNeil, LSUHS Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, shares vital information to understand intentional and unintentional overdoses.
Laura Baxter, Director of the Institute for Childhood Resilience, says, the loss of electricity has a cascading effect for many people.
“This increases that sense of isolation and helplessness. it just highlights the importance of neighbors helping neighbors in times like this,” said Laura Baxter.
KSLA - Dr. Pamela McPherson, LSU Health Shreveport faculty, discusses LGBTQIA+ adolescent mental health and support.
KSLA12 - Dr. Michelle Yetman, LSUHS clinical psychologist states, it is important for caregivers to recognize the impact that caregiving can have on their mental and emotional well-being and to seek support and resources to manage the stresses.
KSLA12 - Dr. Shawn McNeil, LSUHS Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, shares how substance abuse can affect a person’s brain and behavior, leading to the inability to control their use of substances, like legal or illegal drugs, alcohol, or medications.
KSLA12 - Director for LSUHS Institute for Childhood Resilience, Laura Alderman, shares that when children have too much stress they may develop mental health problems and other health issues including cardiovascular.
KSLA12 - “The biggest thing is asking for help. Once a person calls and asks for help, they’ve made a decision to try and get better,” shares Dr. Mark Cogburn, LSUHS Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine.