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.
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.
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.
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.