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.
Attention Substance Abuse Treatment Providers
The New Orleans Health Department, in conjunction with the Greater New Orleans Drug Demand Reduction Coalition, would like to encourage all substance abuse treatment providers to complete the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS). N-SSATS is a comprehensive nationwide survey outlining the various services and treatments offered by providers. The federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) collects information from the N-SSATS to add to the Treatment Facility Locator website and publish the National Directory of Drug and Alcohol Abuse Treatment Programs. Currently, very few agencies based in the Greater New Orleans area are registered with SAMHSA; therefore, many resources are not identified in our community.
We invite you to complete this important survey to increase awareness of and access to local treatment options and improve local data for planning. Together, we can better understand and respond to community treatment needs. The survey is available on the N-SSATS web site (info.nssats.com). For any questions or concerns, you can contact the Coalition's N-SSATS coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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.
For mental health data and information, including the Mental Health Dashboard, please visit the Data and Publications page.
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.
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.