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Charlotte Claiborne & Lysha Best, Bridge Center (2021)

The Press Club



Genre: Speech

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2021-07-26

Duration: 00:42:47

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Mental Health | Bridge Center for Hope


  • Claiborne, Charlotte Speaker
  • Best, Lysha Speaker


This episode of the series “Press Club” features a speech by Charlotte Claiborne and Lysha Best before a meeting of the Baton Rouge Press Club on July 26, 2021. Claiborne is the executive director of the Bridge Center for Hope in Baton Rouge and Best is the Louisiana director for RI International. They discuss: the need for a mental health crisis care center in Baton Rouge; their facility; the Crisis Now model; and their available programs. They also answer questions from the media.