The Louisiana Department of Education is partnering with Ochsner Health to give teachers and school support staff workers free access to virtual visits with a licensed mental professional. State Superintendent of Education Dr. Cade Brumley….

“Our teachers throughout the state should the need help have the opportunity to reach out to trained professionals in a secure, private format.”

During the appointment, patients will be asked about current symptoms, medical history and goals for therapy. Brumley says those seeking help will have access to a variety of visits.

“It’s going to allow for telehealth, mental health visits, well-being visits for early childhood workers and K-12 teachers and employees from throughout the state.”

More than 166,000 public school educators and support staff statewide will have access to free mental health virtual visits through Ochsner Anywhere Care.  Brumley says Louisiana educators have done hero’s work through a pandemic and a record-breaking hurricane season and this is one way we can be there for them.

“We know it’s been a challenging year for professionals across the country, teachers included, and whenever we think about well-being and mental health we need to all make sure that we’re in a good space everyday.

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