MHSD Celebrates Mental Health Awareness Month
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve partnered with Institute of Women & Ethnic Studies (IWES) to create #GetYaMindRight – a virtual support group which will be led by psychiatrist and trauma expert, Dr. Denese Shervington, and IWES social workers. Participants can learn how to understand and manage thoughts, feelings and fears during this pandemic. You will have an opportunity to: share how you are experiencing fear; learn how to put your anxiety in perspective relative to the threat of the pandemic; learn tools to calm your mind and body; and, gain do-able tips for self-care and wellness.
NOTE: These conversations are not intended for emergency situations or to diagnose or treat serious mental health crises. If at any point you feel as though you’re experiencing a mental health or addiction crisis, please contact MHSD’s 24-hour Crisis line at (504) 826-2675. If you have any questions about the support group, please email IWES at [email protected]
Out of an abundance of caution with concerns regarding the Coronavirus, effective immediately MHSD will reschedule all new appointments and suspend the “Walk-In” policy until further notice. We know this may be a hard time for you, and we are making every effort to put your safety first. Please be advised of the following updates:
Three Reasons for walking into an MHSD Clinic during CoVid-19:
1.Emergency/Urgent visit (Clinician Screened)
2. Medication Injection
3. Prescriber / Physician Request
All other services will be handled via telephone or tele-health capability.
If you have any questions about your appointment or making an appointment, please call (504) 568-3130.
Please continue to visit our website for ongoing updates at www.mhsdla.org.
If you would like more information on CoVID-19 please call the Orleans Parish Help line at 311 or text COVIDNOLA to 888777
To ensure that person-centered support and services are available and are provided to eligible individuals with mental illness, addictive disorders and intellectual and/or developmental disabilities in Orleans, Plaquemines and St. Bernard parishes.
If one of these applies to YOU, there is NO WAIT for addiction services at MHSD:
– Pregnant women who are substance users
– Women who are substance users with dependent children
– Intravenous drug users
Who We Serve
- All age groups;
- Residents of Orleans, Plaquemines and St. Bernard Parishes;
- Uninsured or Medicaid eligible individuals;
- Individuals suffering from mental illness;Example: depression, anxiety, PTSD, etc.
- Individuals suffering from addiction;Example: alcohol, opioid/cocaine, gambling, etc.
- Individuals who have an intellectual or physical impairment that occurred before the age of 22 years old.Example: down syndrome, autism, epilepsy, etc.