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Mental Health Resources & Local Services


Emergency Resources

  • Call 911

    • Tell the operator it is a mental health emergency

  • Go to your nearest emergency room

  • Metropolitan Human Services District (24/7) Mobile Crisis Support

    • Call (504) 826-2675 for Orleans, Plaquemines, & St. Bernard Parishes; Call (504) 832-5123 for Jefferson Parish

    • Open 24/7 and anticipate staying open as a resource throughout the pandemic

  • 24-Hour ViaLink Crisis Hotline

    • Call 211

  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline 

    • Call (800) 273-8255

    • Open 24/7 and anticipate staying open as a resource throughout the pandemic


Crisis Counselors: Resources for Managing Distress


Resources for Substance Use


Resources for Domestic Violence (DV) and Sexual Assault (SA)

  • Sexual Trauma Awareness & Response (STAR)

    • Call STAR at (504) 407-0711 or the 24/7 Crisis Hotline at (855) 435-7727

  • New Orleans Family Justice Center (NOFJC): Crisis Help for DV and SA

    • Call NOFJC at (504) 592-4005 or the 24/7 Crisis Hotline at (504) 866-9554

    • Visit NOFJC for emergency needs or walk-ins at 701 Loyola Ave # 201

  • Free Forensic Medical Exams for DV and SA

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline

    • Text “LOVEIS” to 22522

  • Free Legal Services 


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Financial Assistance


Informational / Educational Resources

Addiction and Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 

National Institute on Drug Abuse



NAMI: Anxiety Disorders

OWH: Anxiety Disorders


Children & Teen Mental Health

Association for Play Therapy 

Why Play Therapy? 

CDC: Anxiety and Depression in Children and Teenagers

Effects of Bullying

Helping a Grieving Teen (PDF)

Suicide Prevention: Children Ages 10 to 19 Years

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network 



Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) 

NIH: Depression 

Depression Support and Advocacy


Eating Disorders

National Association for Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders

National Institute of Mental Health: Eating Disorders

National Eating Disorders Association 


Grief & Loss

Suicide Loss Survivors Resources 

Hospice Foundation of America

COVID Grief Network


Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 

PTSD: National Center for PTSD 



American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 



National Resources

National Alliance on Mental Illness 

Office on Women's Health 


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