mental health http://wwno.org en After 40 Years, New Orleans Will Pick A New Coroner http://wwno.org/post/after-40-years-new-orleans-will-pick-new-coroner <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Pop Quiz: Which New Orleans official was first elected to office in 1974 and has been reelected to that same office&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">nine times, serving a total of 40 consecutive years&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">on the job? Fri, 31 Jan 2014 13:13:00 +0000 Eve Abrams 53108 at http://wwno.org DHH Secretary: Disability Services Still A Priority, Despite Funding Veto http://wwno.org/post/dhh-secretary-disability-services-still-priority-despite-funding-veto <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2013/07/072513_NOWWaiver2way_AW2way_1.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>At the close of the recent legislative session, Gov. Bobby Jindal vetoed additional funding to pay for services for the developmentally disabled.<p>Two weeks ago, an effort to override the veto failed.<p>The $3.9 million would have covered a partial year of comprehensive at-home disability services for an additional 200 people through what are called "New Opportunity Waivers".<p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 21:57:00 +0000 Ashley Westerman 40333 at http://wwno.org Love NOLA: One Step Forward In Mental Illness http://wwno.org/post/love-nola-one-step-forward-mental-illness <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">My, how we love our characters in New Orleans. Which is a good thing.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Locals still talk about Ruthie the Duck Girl, even though she died in 2008. In my neighborhood of </span>Tremé<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, we have a tall man with a scraggly beard who pushes a grocery cart around, having random conversations with a street corner. Or an empty can.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 17 May 2013 21:26:13 +0000 Brett Will Taylor 35555 at http://wwno.org Community Impact Series: National Alliance on Mental Illness http://wwno.org/post/community-impact-series-national-alliance-mental-illness <p><em>Family members are often the first to notice signs of mental illness in a loved one, and in many cases they hold the key to unlocking treatment. One local nonprofit is helping them cope with the impact of mental illness on the whole family and showing them how to be better advocates for the long haul.</em></p><p></p><p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 13:25:00 +0000 Ian McNulty 34264 at http://wwno.org New Southeast Louisiana Hospital Firm Hires About 125 of 354 Laid Off http://wwno.org/post/new-southeast-louisiana-hospital-firm-hires-about-125-354-laid <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The new private operator of a St. Tammany Parish psychiatric hospital has hired about 125 of the 354 workers laid off by the state.</p> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 19:58:03 +0000 The Associated Press 26049 at http://wwno.org Red Cross tips on Isaac anxiety http://wwno.org/post/red-cross-tips-isaac-anxiety <p>With Isaac poised to make landfall in the same areas of the Gulf Coast struck by Hurricane Katrina seven years ago, the American Red Cross has a series of tips for families and individuals in the region that may experience anxiety about the storm and anniversary.</p> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 01:07:55 +0000 WWNO Staff 18809 at http://wwno.org Centers for developmentally disabled approved for privatization http://wwno.org/post/centers-developmentally-disabled-approved-privatization <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Louisiana&#39;s health department has received approval to hire private companies to run state facilities in Hammond and Bossier City that care for the developmentally disabled.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The Civil Service Commission agreed to the plans Wednesday without objection.</p> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 18:38:40 +0000 The Associated Press 16999 at http://wwno.org Mandeville psychiatric hospital prepares to close http://wwno.org/post/mandeville-psychiatric-hospital-prepares-close <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Almost 60 years since it opened, the Southeast Louisiana Hospital &mdash; a psychiatric facility that gained national notoriety in 1959 when then-Gov. Earl Long was briefly committed there &mdash; is preparing to close down its daily operations.</p> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 17:22:19 +0000 The Associated Press 16340 at http://wwno.org Brother: Family shooting suspect was off medicines http://wwno.org/post/brother-family-shooting-suspect-was-medicines <p>HOUMA<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; "> &mdash; A man charged with fatally shooting his sister and wounding her boyfriend was a paranoid schizophrenic who was off his medication, his brother says</span></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Joseph Voisin, 44, has been arrested for killing Mary Voisin, 47, and wounding Christopher Smith, 45, Thursday at their home in Gray, La.</p> Sun, 10 Jun 2012 01:12:02 +0000 The Associated Press 13294 at http://wwno.org Landrieu's State of the City & Chamber Music in New Orleans http://wwno.org/post/landrieus-state-city-chamber-music-new-orleans <p>On this week&#39;s episode we&#39;ll hear from Mayor Mitch Landrieu about violent crime, Eve Abrams profiles mental health in the city, and a new music festival comes to New Orleans. Fri, 25 May 2012 00:00:00 +0000 WWNO Staff 12007 at http://wwno.org