Health agency seeks input on mental health needs

MONROE, La. (AP) — The Northeast Delta Human Services Authority is working to expand mental health and addiction assistance to some of the more underserved areas in the Delta that are home to high poverty rates and few options to such services.

One major area of focus is West Carroll Parish where the agency's director, Dr. Monteic Sizer, said some of the greatest need in northeastern Louisiana can be found.

The News-Star reports (http://tnsne.ws/1fAz91E ) a public meeting is planned for 10 a.m. Thursday at the Fiske Theatre in Oak Grove.

The authority serves residents in the 12-parish region and has clinics in Caldwell, Franklin, Jackson, Lincoln, Madison, Morehouse and Ouachita parishes. It wants to expand services in East Carroll, West Carroll, Madison, Richland and Union parishes.

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