MAYOR CANTRELL JOINS HUD SECRETARY, STATE REPRESENTATIVES, LOCAL LEADERS AT NEW ORLEANS EAST HOSPITAL VISIT

CITY OF NEW ORLEANS PRESS RELEASE

On September 17, 2021, Mayor Cantrell was joined by Secretary Marcia Fudge, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, Rep. Troy Carter, U.S. Congressman, 2nd Congressional District, Dr. Takeisha Davis, CEO of New Orleans East Hospital, and Danielle Willis, CFO of New Orleans East Hospital, to tour the New Orleans East Hospital and to recognize its success in saving lives while enduring Hurricane Ida. The event also highlighted the partnership between the City, State, and the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that helped New Orleans rebuild following Hurricane Katrina and in prioritizing vaccination distribution during the COVID-19 pandemic.   Continue reading “MAYOR CANTRELL JOINS HUD SECRETARY, STATE REPRESENTATIVES, LOCAL LEADERS AT NEW ORLEANS EAST HOSPITAL VISIT”

State and City Open Third Drive-Thru Site in New Orleans Area Offering COVID-19 Vaccines and Testing

The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH), in partnership with the Louisiana National Guard (LANG), the City of New Orleans, and the University of New Orleans, is offering a third drive-thru site in the New Orleans area to provide free COVID-19 vaccines and testing six days a week.

The University of New Orleans Lakefront Arena parking lot in Gentilly will once again serve as a COVID-19 testing and vaccine site. Vaccines and testing will also continue to be offered Monday through Saturday at the Mahalia Jackson Theater parking lot in Treme and at Harold MacDonald Sr. Park on the Westbank. 

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FABC Sponsors Community Mental Health Forum

Various coping methods and resources shared

By Lisa Stafford

For the fifth year, Franklin Avenue Baptist Church (FABC) held its annual Holistic Health Ministry Conference on October 24, 2020, concentrating this year on Mental Health. Mental illness may be more common than many people realize. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Mental Illness is a medical condition that affects a person’s thinking, feeling, or mood. Such conditions may affect someone’s ability to relate to others and function each day. Each person will have different experiences, even people with the same diagnosis.”   Continue reading “FABC Sponsors Community Mental Health Forum”

For the Love of Bipolar by Rhonda M. Lee

These are challenging and stressful times which can exacerbate the conditions of those already struggling with mental conditions. Families and loved ones do not have to struggle alone. There are resources available and with the proper help, people affected by mental illness can triumph.

For the Love of Bipolar is a personal account of the challenges associated with living with and loving someone suffering from Bipolar Disorder, a condition that can cause extreme mood shifts, and high and low energy levels, which could be attributed to sudden changes in life and hardships.

Contact the author at rmlee2013@gmail.com.