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Department of Health, Office of Behavioral Health provides helpful crisis resources

1 year 6 months 2 weeks ago Sunday, September 05 2021 Sep 5, 2021 September 05, 2021 11:02 AM September 05, 2021 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Louisiana is experiencing multiple crises that may be leaving residents with feelings of grief, fear, anxiety, depression or anger. From the ongoing recovery from Hurricane Laura, to COVID-19, to Hurricane Ida, emotions are strong and it may be helpful to talk to someone.

The Office of Behavioral Health is providing this list of resources for anyone experiencing a crisis. Trained and compassionate individuals are available to support Louisianans with a listening ear, provide information and connect to confidential mental health and substance abuse services.

Louisiana resources

-Keep Calm Line: 1-866-310-7977

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

-Behavioral Health Recovery Outreach Line: 1-833-333-1132

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 

For healthcare professionals and individuals in recovery

-Louisiana Spirit Crisis Counseling Program

Website: http://ldh.la.gov/LouisianaSpirit

Email: LouisianaSpiritInfo@la.gov

-Louisiana 211: Call 2-1-1

Website: https://www.louisiana211.org

Free, 24/7 referral and information line that connects people to a wide range of health and human services

-National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Louisiana:


-Local Human Services Districts/Authorities: https://ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/directory/category/321

National resources

-SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990

Text TALKWITHUS to 66746

-American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: https://afsp.org/chapter/louisiana

-CrisisText Line: 

Text REACHOUT to 741741 (available 24/7)

-National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 (veterans press 1)

En Espanol: 1-888-628-9454

Deaf/Hard of Hearing: TTY 1-800-799-4889


Downloadable resources

Behavioral Health Immediate Resources flyer

Louisiana Spirit Crisis Counseling Program flyer

OBH/Louisiana Spirit Understanding Grief flyer

Mindfulness exercises

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