HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
UCLA leads national effort to address New Orleans' mental health needs

from top to bottom."

Community services that are back in New Orleans report that adults are exhibiting stress related health problems and having difficulty dealing with issues of family life in such an abnormal environment, and that children are suffering as well, said Carmen Weisner, executive director of the National Association of Social Workers' Louisiana Chapter. Support systems in the community are struggling, she said.

"Social workers in New Orleans see the treatment of the residents of this great city is as critical as the rebuilding of homes and businesses," Weisner said.

The New Orleans mental health project, funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, needs additional volunteers.

"We're looking for volunteers from A to Z," Mays said. "We're looking for people with heart and passion and a real commitment to help, over a short time. You don't need a background in psychology to help. Check our website to learn how you can help -- http://www.minorityhealthdisparities.org/ -- call our offices at (310) 206-5265 or e-mail us at cmhd@ucla.edu."

Volunteers who speak Vietnamese and Spanish are especially needed, as are volunteers with computer skills, including Web development. Volunteers also are needed to help the project collect books and school supplies for children, and prepare materials for self-help efforts.

Joseph is hopeful about the mental health program, saying, "New Orleans needs a new way to approach mental health and new places where people can seek mental health care without a stigma attached to it. I like the folks at the table. They have the creativity and the professional credentials to make this work."

The American Psychological Association is holding its annual convention in New Orleans Aug. 1013, and more than 6,000 psychologists from across the country are expected to attend. Mays is askin
'"/>

Contact: Stuart Wolpert
swolpert@support.ucla.edu
310-206-0511
University of California - Los Angeles
6-Jul-2006


Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6

Related medicine news :

1. Binge drinking leads to neurocognitive deficits among college students
2. Mid Sweden University leads development of digital color x-rays
3. Measuring lung motion leads to better radiation treatment for lung cancer
4. Ear infection expert from Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh leads interactive demo on diagnosis
5. Penn leads $98 million translational medicine collaboration
6. Italian public smoking ban leads to fall in hospital heart attack admissions in under 60s
7. Violence in the home leads to higher rates of childhood bullying
8. Obesity leads to more aggressive ovarian cancer
9. Obesity leads to more aggressive ovarian cancer, Cedars-Sinai research shows
10. Researchers discover how acid reflux leads to esophageal cancer
11. Research leads to first treatment for drug-resistant HIV

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: UCLA leads national effort address New Orleans mental health needs

(Date:10/22/2014)... Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The United ... arriving from Ebola-affected nations of West Africa land ... them for infection with the virus. In ... Johnson noted that 94 percent of air passengers ... at one of these five airports -- New ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 ... while Southern California’s fresh water supply runs dangerously low, ... climate change. Southern Oregon’s rivers, despite the lowest mountain ... fast even in late summer and early autumn.* That ... Urness, authors of the new book “Hiking Southern Oregon,” ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Viejo, CA (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 ... Jay Cormier, Sr. Vice President of Sales, will be ... the upcoming Meetings Technology Expo on October 28, at ... also be hosting a booth as well as a ... how Lintelus Meeting can create a more engaging event ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... (HealthDay News) -- Two sisters in high school have ... Ilina and Medha Krishen use electronic stethoscopes, which electronically ... in breathing patterns or heartbeats. Ilina, a senior ... to find a way to detect early lung damage ... electronic stethoscope, Ilina recorded one breath cycle each from ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- ... NBC News in Liberia has cleared the virus from ... Medical Center in Omaha, where he had been treated for the ... confirmed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found ... NBC News reported Tuesday night. "Recovering from Ebola is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Passengers From Ebola-Affected Countries Must Land at Designated U.S. Airports 2Health News:Passengers From Ebola-Affected Countries Must Land at Designated U.S. Airports 3Health News:Southern Oregon Is West’s Most Drought Proof Fresh Water Region Say Hiking Guide Authors 2Health News:Southern Oregon Is West’s Most Drought Proof Fresh Water Region Say Hiking Guide Authors 3Health News:Southern Oregon Is West’s Most Drought Proof Fresh Water Region Say Hiking Guide Authors 4Health News:Jay Cormier, Sr. Vice President of Sales for Lintelus, Speaks about Event Technology Integration at Meetings Technology Expo in NYC 2Health News:Teen Sisters Develop Ways to Measure Lung, Heart Damage 2Health News:U.S. Cameraman Treated for Ebola 'Free' of the Virus 2Health News:U.S. Cameraman Treated for Ebola 'Free' of the Virus 3
(Date:10/22/2014)... CLARA, Calif. , Oct. 22, 2014  Cephasonics, ... announced the introduction of the cQUB™-1 (cQuest Ultrasound Box™-1), ... white-label ultrasound systems designed and manufactured by Cephasonics for ... name and model number. Cephasonics will be showcasing the ... being held this week in Chongqing, China ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... -- Antigen Discovery Inc. (ADi), a privately held company ... receipt of a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Phase ... of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR). The one-year $225,000 ... Microarray Chip, which will contain every protein in all ... the development of safe and effective vaccines and therapies ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... 2014  Paper Pak Industries, a manufacturer of ... Body Guard Bio, a disposable, highly absorbent ... and virus while protecting service providers and the ... a rugged, external nylon shell, watertight zipper, thermal ... inner chamber that contains contaminated and potentially contagious ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Cephasonics Launches the cQUB-1, First Product in New Family of cQUB White-Label Ultrasound Systems Targeted at Medical Applications 2Cephasonics Launches the cQUB-1, First Product in New Family of cQUB White-Label Ultrasound Systems Targeted at Medical Applications 3Biomarker Discovery Company, Antigen Discovery Inc., Awarded an NIH Phase I Small Business Innovation Research Grant to Develop a Pan-HIV Protein Microarray Chip 2New, State-Of-The-Art Body Bag Minimizes The Spread Of Bacteria And Virus 2
Cached News: