Mental Health

Louisiana Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health (LAFFCMH)

(225) 293-3508

LAFFCMH is the state’s advocacy organization for families of children and youth with mental health needs. They represent children, youth, and families from diverse cultures and backgrounds. LAFFCMH is here to assist you in obtaining information and resources that will empower you to choose the best solutions for your child, yourself, and your family. Just as each child is unique and different the services each child with emotional, behavioral and mental disorders requires will be different and unique to that child and his/her family.


Mental Health Advocacy Center

Baton Rouge (225) 342-6678

Lafayette (337) 262-2030

Lake Charles (337) 491-2461

New Orleans (504) 896-2610

Northshore  (985) 626-6661

Pineville (318) 484-6348

Shreveport (318) 676-7332

The Louisiana Mental Health Advocacy Service (MHAS) is an executive agency under the Office of the Governor of the State of Louisiana. MHAS operates under the tenet that no patient in a treatment facility shall be deprived of any rights, benefits, and privileges guaranteed by the law. MHAS attorneys represent and assist both children and adults in competency, commitment, and other mental health matters.


Mental Health America of Louisiana

(800) 241-6425

Mental Health America of Louisiana is the state affiliate of the country’s oldest and largest nonprofit addressing all aspects of mental health and well-being.  Since 1949, Mental Health America of Louisiana has been dedicated to promoting mental health wellness, preventing mental and substance use conditions, and achieving victory over mental illnesses and addictions through advocacy, education, research and service.  Mental Health America of Louisiana envisions a just, humane and healthy society in which all people are accorded respect, dignity, and the opportunity to achieve their full potential free from stigma and prejudice.


National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) – Louisiana Chapter

(225) 926-8770

NAMI is dedicated to the eradication of mental illnesses and the improvement of the quality of life for persons of all ages who are affected by mental illness.



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