Louisiana’s first taxpayer-funded grownup psychiatric disaster facility, Bridge Middle for Hope, will host a roadshow to lift consciousness about psychological well being points and sources in Baton Rouge.
The free-of-charge “Bridging the Hole to Psychological Well being Consciousness” tour kicks off Thursday with two informational classes — one from 9 to 11 a.m., the opposite from 1 to three p.m. — on the East Baton Rouge Primary Library, 7711 Goodwood Blvd.
Schedules for subsequent occasions within the months-long instructional collection will likely be posted on brbridge.org.
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The roadshow comes amid a spike in overdose deaths and psychological well being crises within the wake of a very troublesome 12 months marked by the coronavirus pandemic and financial fallout, organizers famous.
Bridge Middle — which first opened its doorways in February — was constructed to satisfy the wants of individuals battling these points.
It was additionally pitched as an alternative choice to jail for individuals experiencing a psychiatric emergency.
As a short-term stabilization heart opened round the clock to anybody 18 and over, the nonprofit clinic goals to deal with individuals in disaster earlier than connecting them to long-term care amenities.
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Along with treating individuals throughout occasions of disaster, the Bridge Middle goals to teach the general public about the place to search out psychological well being assist to keep away from having to go there within the first place.