Cassidy Announces $8 Million for Louisiana Youth Mental Health

Published 7:10 am Friday, January 13, 2023

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) announced Louisiana will receive $8,019,567 in funding – which he helped secure – to improve mental health training and services across the state.

“This funding ensures our state receives the tools it needs to address the youth mental health crisis,” said Dr. Cassidy. “It will improve Louisiana’s mental health services and make our communities safer.”

Grant Awarded Recipient Grant Description
$2,500,000 Tulane University This grant will provide training for medical professionals to better treat the mental health needs of children.
$1,986,756 United Way of SE Louisiana This grant will provide trauma support for New Orleans youth impacted by community violence and/or civil unrest.
$1,000,000 Louisiana Department of Health This grant will provide federal funding for the Louisiana 988 suicide and crisis hotline.
$993,111 Louisiana State Office of Behavioral Health This grant will provide federal funding for mental health services across Louisiana.
$300,000 Louisiana Department of Health This grant will provide federal funding for youth mental health services across Louisiana.
$250,000 Claiborne Healthcare Foundation Inc. This grant will provide mental health training for school personnel and first responders in Claiborne Parish.
$250,000 Metro Centers for Community Advocacy This grant will provide mental health training for school personnel and first responders in Jefferson Parish.
$243,983 Nami St. Tammany This grant will provide mental health training for school personnel and first responders in St. Tammany Parish.
$246,281 Louisiana Public Health Institute This grant will provide mental health training for school personnel and first responders across Louisiana.
$249,436 Eastern Seals Louisiana, Inc. This grant will provide mental health training for school personnel and first responders across Louisiana.