Find Therapists and Counselors in Baton Rouge, LA

Find a Therapist in Baton Rouge, LA

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About Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge is the capital of Louisiana and the government seat of East Baton Rouge Parish. There are approximately 225,400 people living in the city. Baton Rouge is situated along the Mississippi River. The city covers a land area of 77 square miles. 

The median age in Baton Rouge is 31 years old. Over 10,300 veterans live in the city. Roughly 88% of residents 25 years and older have completed high school. Of this age group, 32% have a bachelor’s degree.

In Baton Rouge, 55% of residents are black, 37% are white, 4% are Asian, and 3% are Hispanic. Eight percent of residents speak a language other than English at home. Baton Rouge has 5,900 Spanish speakers, 2,800 Vietnamese speakers, and 2,000 Chinese speakers.

The median household income in Baton Rouge is $40,000. The median value of homes in the area is $158,400. Over 26% of people in Baton Rouge live in poverty.

Mental Health in Baton Rouge

Substance abuse is one of the main mental health issues facing residents of East Baton Rouge Parish. From 2016 to 2017, overdose deaths in the area increased by 25%. The number of times first responders administered Naloxone has also increased significantly. Naloxone is a drug used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.

Substance abuse and other mental health issues are common among the prison population in East Baton Rouge Parish. Nonviolent offenders with mental health issues can now benefit from a diversion program designed to help them access appropriate treatment instead of spending time in jail. Eligible individuals must commit to a program which may involve counseling, drug monitoring, and efforts to find suitable employment. 

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