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“Mental Health, it’s OK to Talk About It”

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Sponsored by Covington Behavioral Health Hospital and hosted by West St. Tammany Chamber of Commerce,  an event “Mental Health, it’s OK to talk about it” occurred at the Tchefuncta Country Club. Richard Kramer, Florida Parishes Human Services (FPHSA) Executive Director, participated in the event and spoke about the behavioral health services that FPHSA provides to raise awareness in recognition of May being Mental Health Awareness Month.

Pictured left to right: Richard J. Kramer, FPHSA Executive Director; Randy Smith, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff, Nick Richard, NAMI St. Tammany; NP Rosalie Richard, Covington Behavioral Health; and Kelly Rabalais, St. Tammany Parish Executive Counsel.

National Nurses Week

May 6-12, 2018

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It's National Nurses Week! FPHSA thanks all of our nurses for their hard work and dedication. We appreciate each of you!

May is Mental Health Month

Take the #4Mind4BodyChallenge

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Do You Focus on Fitness #4Mind4Body?

Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable. So much of what we do physically impacts us mentally –it’s important to pay attention to both your physical health and your mental health, which can help you achieve overall wellness and set you on a path to recovery.

This May is Mental Health Month; Florida Parishes Human Services Authority (FPHSA) is raising awareness about the connection between physical health and mental health, through the theme Fitness #4Mind4Body. The campaign is meant to educate and inform individuals about how eating healthy foods, gut health, managing stress, exercising, and getting enough sleep can go a long way in making you healthy all around.

A healthy lifestyle can help to prevent the onset or worsening of mental health conditions like depression and anxiety, as well as heart disease, diabetes, obesity and other chronic health problems. It can also play a big role in helping people recover from these conditions. Taking good care of your body is part of a before Stage Four approach to mental health.

Getting the appropriate amount of exercise can help control weight, improve mental health, and help you live longer and healthier. Recent research is also connecting your nutrition and gut health with your mental health. Sleep also plays a critical role in all aspects of our life and overall health. Getting a good night sleep is important to having enough physical and mental energy to take on daily responsibilities. And we all know that stress can have a huge impact on all aspects of our health, so it’s important to take time to focus on stress-reducing activities like meditation or yoga.

FPHSA wants everyone to know that mental illnesses are real, and recovery is always the goal. Living a healthy lifestyle may not be easy, but by looking at your overall health every day – both physically and mentally –you can go a long way in ensuring that you focus on your Fitness #4Mind4Body.


National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

April 28, 2018

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

April 28, 2018

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

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To view the proclamation declaring April 28, 2018, as Prescription Drug Take Back Day in the State of Louisiana issued by Governor John Bel Edwards, please click here.

FPHSA Governing Board Meeting Canceled

April 27, 2018

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Please be advised that the FPHSA Governing Board Meeting scheduled on Friday, April 27, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. has been canceled. The next meeting is scheduled on Friday, May 25, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. at 835 Pride Drive, Suite B, Hammond, LA, 70401.


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