Mental health services usable for RPSB's educators.

Mental health services usable for RPSB's educators.


The "RPSB Therapeutic Connection Services" is a resource that allows The Board to give back to individuals who may be struggling to cope with everyday stressors, as well as those specific to the teaching profession. They hope that their educators will take advantage of the services provided by this resource.

According to the resource's brochure, there are several experiences that can affect an educator's mental health. Some of those experiences include, but not limited to: Anger management deficits, anxiety, COVID stress, depression, grief and loss, life transitions and parenting.

If you're an educator and are looking for help, this resource allows four free telehealth visits through Ochsner. Here are the steps to apply for a telehealth visit:
  1. Enroll in "Ochsner Anywhere Care" at
  2. Schedule an appointment through the website or download the "Ochsner Anywhere Care" app from the "Google" or "Apple" app store to start from a cell phone.
  3. Enter service key 'LDOE' when prompted. Use the coupon code "TEACH" when prompted.
Educators may make a no-cost appointment with a Licensed Clinical Social Worker contracted through RPSB to help assess your mental health needs and connect with a long-term provider. To do that, click on this hyperlink to feel out the form to apply. 

If you or a family member are experiencing an emotional crisis and need to speak with someone immediately, you may contact the following at any time:
  • Suicide Prevention Hotline : (800) 273-8255
  • Christus Cabrini Behavioral Hospital : (318) 487-1122 or dial '211' for more information/resources.