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Speaker Series:

The Medicine Behind the Badge, the Role of the Coroner in Louisiana


This FREE educational event is a collaboration of:

The Mental Health Association for Greater Baton Rouge, The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office and LSU School of Social Work.


William “Beau” Clark, M.D., FACEP, D-ABMDI


Dr. Clark will speak to the legal and medical process of the Order of Protective Custody, the Physician Emergency Certificate and the Coroner Emergency Certificate.  Topics of discussion will include Louisiana Revised Statutes regarding mental health along with the roles of mental health professionals and law enforcement.

 A panel comprised of medical, psychiatric, and law enforment professionals will have a Q & A disccussion following Dr. Clark's presentation.


  This seminar is applicable to law enforcement P.O.S.T. training hours


Continuing education credits are pending for:

Social Workers





Dr. Clark was elected East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner in November, 2011 and continues to practice emergency medicine in the Greater Baton Rouge area.  He has served as Medical Director for the Louisiana State Police SWAT Team, Louisiana House of Representatives, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, and East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team. Dr. Clark has been certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators.



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Beat the Odds Casino Night & Silent Auction

April 30 at 6:30 PM

Rural Life Museum


Mark your calendar, buy your tickets online and get ready to have some FUN - all for a great cause!

MHA's annual event will be held at the LSU Rural Life Museum on Thursday, April 30th at 6:30pm - country casual attire. Food, drinks and live music! Join us as we support mental health in our community!




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MHA Receives 3-Year CARF Accreditation

A CARF Three-Year Accreditation was awarded to the Mental Health Association for Greater Baton Rouge for the Alliance House Drop In Center and the Alliance House Residential Center.

 CARF accreditation is a public seal of trust and commitment to quality based on internationally accepted standards. Achieving this accreditation demonstrates MHA's commitment to exceptional, personalized care. An organization receiving the highest level of CARF accreditation has undergone a detailed peer review process and has demonstrated to a team of surveyors, during an on-site visit, its commitment to providing programs and services of the highest quality. For more information on CARF, visit www.carf.org.


Check out our Spring Newsletter Here





Read about our Arts for Wellness Program at the Alliance House Drop In Center Here



Alliance House Drop-In-Center

A day program for adults with chronic mental illness.

Alliance House Residential Center

A transitional living facility for adults with substance abuse.


Educational Classes / Support Groups for Adults.


Information / Referrals

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Mental Health Association
For Greater Baton Rouge