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  • BP Tardy with Mental-Health Funds

    August 20, 2010 5:02 PM

    Baton Rouge (August 20, 2010) - BP took far too long to provide funding for Gulf Coast residents suffering mental-health problems after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, two south Louisiana officials said today. Andy Kopplin, New Orleans' deputy mayor and chief administrative officer, told a community-planning summit that BP agreed... more »
  • Jindal Joins BP to Announce $15 Million for Mental Health Services

    August 16, 2010 3:57 PM

    GRAND ISLE - As part of Governor Bobby Jindal's Agenda to Revitalize Louisiana, he visited a coastal restoration project at Bay Joe Wise to highlight his long-term recovery plan for restoring Louisiana's coast. The Bay Joe Wise project is part of the larger Barataria Basin Barrier Shoreline Restoration Project (BBBS... more »
  • LSUHSC Assessing Oil Spill Mental Health Needs

    August 16, 2010 5:35 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans is assessing Louisiana residents' current and long-term mental health needs caused by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The medical school's department of psychiatry has a state grant to interview about 1,500 adults, some by phone and some in... more »
  • Mental Health Information Resource Line for Gulf Coast Residents

    July 28, 2010 5:00 PM

    Coalition Launches Toll-Free Mental Health Information Resource Line for Gulf Coast Residents Free phone line connects Louisianians to support, educational materials and resources The Our Home, Louisiana Coalition - founded by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana to improve the health and welfare of Louisianians affected by the crisis... more »
  • LA Health Secretary Asking BP Pay $10 Million For Mental Health Services To State

    June 28, 2010 5:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's health secretary is again asking BP PLC for $10 million for mental health services to state residents affected by the oil spill. Health and Hospitals Secretary Alan Levine says counseling teams have talked to nearly 2,000 people in affected areas, and report increases in... more »
  • Virus Killed 3 and Made 40 Ill at State Mental Hospital

    May 10, 2010 4:49 PM

    PINEVILLE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's state health secretary says it was a virus that made 40 people ill at a state mental hospital, and investigators are still working to find out why three of them died. Doctors first thought that food poisoning had sickened patients and staffers at Central Louisiana... more »
  • LGMC To Close Mental Health Unit

    April 1, 2010 3:32 PM

    LGMC Press Release: Lafayette General Medical Center's inpatient census increased tremendously in 2009, creating both challenges, and opportunities for hospital growth. The increased patient volume has created a need for bed space for medical-surgical (med-surg) and intensive care unit (ICU) patients; the hospital is, on average, operating at over... more »
  • Two Youngsville Dog Owners Sue LSPCA

    October 15, 2009 5:36 PM

    Two Youngsville dog breeders are suing the Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA). Floyd and Guy Boudreaux faced dog-fighting charges last year and 57 of their dogs were confiscated and euthanized. Both were acquitted of the crime and are now seeking an undisclosed amount for loss... more »

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