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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities



When You Are Ready BR

So many people feel helpless when they encounter someone with addictions and destructive behaviors. The When You Are Ready Campaign is designed to provide the community with resources to prevent drug overdose and connect individuals to treatment. 



National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI Louisiana is a nonprofit organization made up of family members, peers, behavioral health professionals, and friends. The mission and purpose of NAMI Louisiana shall be to support and advocate at the local, state, and national levels the promotion of the quality of care, rights and interests of those affected by mental illness. NAMI Louisiana is dedicated to eradicating the stigma, myths, and misconceptions of mental illnesses, to improving the quality of life for all who are affected by these illnesses, and to supporting recovery. 

Louisiana Public Health Institute

The Louisiana Public Health Institute is a statewide, non-profit organization that has been promoting the health and well-being of Louisianans since 1997. LPHI is made up of over 100 employees based throughout the State in all nine Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) regions. They accomplish their goals at the local, state, and national levels alongside our over 500 partner organizations, which include communities, community-based organizations, foundations, healthcare systems, academic institutions, government agencies, and a diverse group of additional stakeholders. 


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In this episode of NAMI’s podcast, NAMI CEO Daniel H. Gillison Jr. speaks with Music Mogul, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, and NAMI Ambassador Master P about the recent loss of his daughter to substance use, and how he plans to cope with his first year without her during the holidays. Together, they talk about grief, faith, healing in the Black community and turning pain into purpose. 

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Set Free Indeed Ministry was proud to host a reception in honor of the Chief Executive Officer of NAMI, Mr. Daniel Gillison. The event was amazing and we'd like to thank everyone that presented and attended. To see the photos from the event  



“We want to tell people, ‘First of all, it will kill you,’” Myles says. “You don’t know what you’re getting. It’s not worth it. You’re playing Russian roulette with your life."


"Tonja Myles started Set Free Addiction Services because people struggling with substance abuse in Baton Rouge needed “wrap around” services. Seeing a lack of support for this community, Tonja started serving on Fridays out of her own house. Now, she has the structure to support people and their families on the road to recovery."

"With drug treatment, conversion is often the central goal, the only true measure of recovery."This program is about more than being sober, it's about being saved," is the motto of Tonja Myles, the former addict who runs the Set Free Indeed ministry"


"For Myles and her husband, Darren, that means taking the message of faith plus hard work   everywhere: to street corners, families, prisons and politicians. They founded Set Free Indeed ministries through Healing Place Church. “I took God at his word,” Myles explained."

Her journey led her from the crack house to the White House, where, in 2003, she was the honored guest of President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush at the State of the Union Address. In his address, President Bush acknowledged the rehabilitation program Myles created in Baton Rouge to help those addicted to drugs.

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