[StBernard] St. Bernard Behavioral Health Unit grand opening Friday, Oct. 9 at 9 a.m.

Westley Annis Westley at da-parish.com
Thu Oct 8 20:45:59 EDT 2009

St. Bernard Behavioral Health Unit grand opening Friday

Mobile Health Unit to be in Violet and Verret on alternating Wednesdays

The public is invited to the grand opening ceremony of the St. Bernard
Behavioral Health Clinic on Friday, Oct. 9 at 9 a.m. at 7407 St. Bernard
Highway in Arabi.

Judge Calvin Johnson, Executive Director of the Metropolitan Human Service
District, and St. Bernard President Craig P. Taffaro Jr. will be on hand at
the ceremony of the new center, which President Taffaro said is another
critical component of the parish's growth and recovery.

The new St. Bernard Behavioral Health Clinic is 6500 square feet, and is
staffed with three Behavioral Health Clinicians, one of which of which
focuses on addictive disorders, a psychiatrist and a psychologist.

The following behavioral health services will be provided: individual and
group therapy (mental health and/or addictive disorders), marriage/family
counseling, psychosocial evaluations, psychiatric evaluations, medication
evaluation and management, gambling counseling.

There also will be a Mobile St. Bernard Behavioral Unit that is worth
approximately $250,000. It is designed to be an extension of the new St.
Bernard Behavioral Health Clinic servicing rural St. Bernard clients.

Beginning Oct. 21, the mobile unit will be located at alternating sites of
the two St. Bernard Community Partners: Barbara Manuel's Community Center at
6201 E. St. Bernard Highway in Violet, and at the St. Bernard Fire
Department Station located at 3901 Bayou Road in Verret.

Citizens may access these services by referrals, and call ins, and walk ins
are accepted. This is open to the citizens of St. Bernard. The number is


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