When at-risk young people exhibit early signs of mental illness, a package of pre-emptive services, including early identification, strong family involvement, and continuing support, can prevent them from converting to full-blown psychotic behavior, according to an RWJF-supported study.
The Foundation has produced brief video interviews with leading experts in the fields of toxic stress, trauma and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and created an infographic that describes the prevalence and impact of ACEs.
The Louisiana Public Health Institute supported a learning collaborative, comprised of 81 clinics, aimed at integrating behavioral and primary health care in metro New Orleans, after the city's health care system was decimated by Hurricane Katrina.
In 2006, the Baton Rouge Area Foundation created and implemented InCourage, a pilot program to provide mental health services to adults in Baton Rouge La., in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Five foundations provided support.