Mental Health Association for Greater Baton Rouge hosts mental health panel discussion

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - On Tuesday, local leaders and health professionals are gathering to host a panel discussion on mental illness.

The event is called Mental Health 911 - Families in Crisis.

The purpose of the event is to shed light on how to handle mental health emergencies.

Panelists from the Coroner's Office, local hospitals, the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison, local families and advocates will talk about resources and options for families in the event of a mental health crisis.

They will go over answers to questions like: What happens when you have a mental health crisis in your family? If I call for help do they go to jail or a hospital? Who do you call? What do you need to know?

The panel discussion will take place on Tuesday, March 21, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Charles R. Community Center. It is located at 3535 Riley St.

The event is free.

Registration for the event is not required but it is encouraged.

To register, click HERE.

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