Recently Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade have been the most public faces of suicide with their untimely deaths. Fox Channel 8 interviewed MHSD Peer Support Specialist, Biff Hitchins who shared his personal battle and offered advice to those contemplating suicide. Hitchins is now able to support others on their journey to recovery.
Watch the WWL-TV Special on the opioid epidemic here:
Dr. Dunham talks about depression on WBOK on January 11, 2018.
NEW ORLEANS, LA – Metropolitan Human Services District (MHSD) in partnership with St. Bernard Parish School Board Prevention Program, will celebrate the grand opening of its St. Bernard Child and Youth After-hours Clinic on Tuesday, January 16. The hours of operation will be from 5pm-8pm, Monday through Thursday and will provide behavioral health services focusing on mental illness and substance use to individuals between the ages of 5 ½ and 20 ½.
MHSD began expansion plans after St. Bernard parish leadership expressed there was high demand for after-hours care in the area. The agency hopes that the extended hours will provide residents with more access beyond school hours. “MHSD is very excited about our first-ever St. Bernard after Hours Child/Youth Services Clinic, offering behavioral health services and intellectual and developmental disorder service referrals for the children, youth and their families who reside in St. Bernard Parish” says Executive and Medical Director, Dr. Rochelle Head-Dunham.
The clinic is fully staffed with licensed clinical professionals and they are accepting appointments now. Interested residents must schedule appointments during regular business hours, 7:30am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. MHSD welcomes walk-ins, however appointments are recommended. To book appointment, please call MHSD at 504-568-3130 or visit www.mhsdla.org for more information.
Metropolitan Human Services District is the local lead agency for mental illness, addictive disorders and intellectual/development disability services. MHSD provides community-based services for all ages in Orleans, St. Bernard and Plaquemines parishes through agency clinics and community partners. State and Federal funding are the primary resources for MHSD. For more information, visit www.mhsdla.org or call 504-568-3130.
DOC : Tyrone White squandered opportunity after given another chance
A man just released from prison as part of statewide prison reform effort is back behind bars and accused of committing a crime, just five days after being set free.
Kenner police said 24-year-old Tyrone White was granted an early release on Nov. 2 and was arrested for robbing two men at gunpoint Tuesday in the 600 block of 27th Street.