Mental Health 911: Cenla agencies share wealth of available resources

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - Central Louisiana behavioral healthcare agencies are working to stop the stigma surrounding mental health. Wednesday they came together to share their wealth of resources with the community.

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A panel discussion was held at the Westside Library for people to learn what is available, and how to help a loved one who may need services.

They had staff from places like Save Cenla, a suicide prevention organization, and Healing Hands and Hearts, a behavioral health rehabilitation center. They were on hand to answer any questions.

The agencies hope the extra knowledge will help people become comfortable asking for help.

"Our country has gone through such trauma in the last few years," said Rapides Parish Coroner Dr. Jonathan Hunter. "I think the central lessons that have come out of that is if you suspect there is an issue going on, please let someone know. We don't want to be the next Parkland or Sandy Hook. We want to prevent it in the first place."

The Mental Health Association for Greater Baton Rouge is taking this your statewide.

For more information on available resources visit the attached link.

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