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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Behavioral Health

Many New Orleans residents carry a heavy burden from mental health, substance abuse, and other behavioral health issues. The City of New Orleans recognizes the importance of these issues and is working to make a healthier and happier life for people who need help.

Mental Health Dashboard

The New Orleans Health Department publishes the monthly Mental Health Dashboard, which shows utilization trends for emergency and outpatient services. View this month's Dashboard.

Behavioral Health Resources

If you or someone you know is having a behavioral health crisis, call the Metropolitan Crisis Response Team at (504) 826-2675

Do you need help getting behavioral health services? Behavioral health includes mental health and substance abuse problems. Visit the Behavioral Health Resources page for help getting services.

Behavioral Health Council

The Behavioral Health Council is a key leadership body for the behavioral health system in New Orleans. Visit the Behavioral Health Council's page to learn more about this group.

Community Alternatives Program

The Community Alternatives Program (CAP) helps mentally ill defendants at Municipal Court receive treatment, services and help to get legal charges resolved. Visit the CAP page to learn more about the program.

Behavioral Health Strategic Plan

In 2012, the Health Department published a report on how the behavioral health system in New Orleans can be improved. Visit the Behavioral Health Strategic Plan page to download or find out more about the report. 

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Last updated: 10/22/2015 1:31:18 PM

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