The Fisher Project • Suicide Prevention Program
The Mental Health Association for Greater Baton Rouge is operating a COVID-19 Emergency Response for Suicide Prevention Project in Louisiana funded by SAMHSA. In partnership with the Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Behavioral Health and other agencies, we are offering comprehensive suicide follow-up and recovery support services. There are also opportunities to receive ASIST, SafeTalk and first-responder prevention and postvention training by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the National Suicidology Training Center.
Mental health concerns have increased considerably during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our state has been affected by high rates of infection and deaths, and many of our communities are more vulnerable to trauma and increased risk for mental health problems. The services we provide statewide are culturally affirming and trauma-informed. We invite you to utilize our services to better serve your patients. The cost of services are covered by the grant.
Clients enrolled will receive 6 months of care:
· Screening for suicide risk
· Ongoing assessment
· Safety planning and means restriction
· Discharge planning· Transition care
· Warm hand off(s) to treatment or community organizations