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Danita LeBlanc

Danita LeBlanc, LCSW-BACS

Suicide Prevention Coordinator, Louisiana Department of Health

Danita LeBlanc is the State Suicide Prevention Coordinator for Louisiana Department of Health in the Office of Behavioral Health. She has worked in suicide prevention and intervention throughout most of her career.

She received her Bachelors in Psychology from LSU and received her Master’s in Social Work with a concentration in mental health from there as well.

She is a licensed clinical social worker, a Board approved clinical supervisor and is a certified trainer of: Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), safeTALK suicide alertness training and Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training.

In addition, Ms. LeBlanc has more than 30 years of experience of clinical and administrative work in mental health. This includes experience with crisis intervention, inpatient psychiatric units, and psychiatric triage in an emergency department. She has worked in disaster behavioral health, trauma and crisis intervention during numerous hurricane and flooding disasters in Louisiana.

She is married to Doug Ramsey. They have one daughter: Kara Ramsey, who is currently in her 3rd year of law school at Cornell University.