Counseling and Disability Services

Crisis/Suicide & Mental Health

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If you or someone you know is struggling or in crisis, help is available. Call or text 988 or chat

The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline) offers 24/7 call, text and chat access to trained crisis counselors who can help people experiencing suicidal, substance use, and/or mental health crisis, or any other kind of emotional distress. People can also dial 988 if they are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support.

  • En español:1-888-628-9454
  • Deaf/heard of hearing:For TTY Users: Use your preferred relay service or dial 711 then 1.800.273.8255
  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 
  • This line serves anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.
  • National: Text HOME to 741741
  • Local: Text REACHOUT to 741741
  • State of LA: 1-866-310-7977
  • These services are free, confidential and available 24/7.  A new, counseling text line is now available to provide free, confidential, 24/7 support for people in crisis. All someone has to do is text REACHOUT (all caps together) to 741741 to connect to a trained crisis counselor who will help individuals de-escalate, identify coping strategies and who will use active listening techniques.
  • This line serves anyone in crisis – not necessarily a suicidal crisis.
  • The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, anonymous, confidential resource that’s available to anyone, even if you’re not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care. This line is for veterans having thoughts of self-harm, suicide, or becoming self-destructive.
  • 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and Press 1
  • Text 838255
  • Chat online:
  • National Helpline provides 24-hour, free and confidential information about mental and/or substance use disorders and prevention, treatment, and recovery referrals in English and Spanish.
  • 1 (800) 487-4889 (TDD)
  • Disaster Distress Helpline: Call 1 (800) 985-5990
  • Text: TALKKWITHUS to 66746
Free referral and information helpline that connects people to a wide range of health and human services, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To contact 2-1-1 in any state, including Louisiana, simply dial the numbers 2-1-1 from any phone.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
The National Alliance on Mental Illness is a nationwide advocacy group, representing families and people affected by mental health disorders in the United States. The national organization is organized into state and local affiliates, of which NAMI–Louisiana is one.
Helpline: (800) 950-NAMI
Text: NAMI to 741741
  • Southwest Louisiana Education & Referral Center (Acadiana): Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm with 24 hour on-call services for emergencies, 232-HELP / 211
  • NAMI Acadiana: (337) 504-4752

Louisiana Local Governing Entities

The LGEs are currently treating adults and children with serious mental illnesses or emotional disturbances through clinics throughout the state. These behavioral health clinics provide a variety of services, including:
  • screening and assessment
  • emergency crisis care
  • individual evaluation and treatment
  • medication administration and management
  • clinical casework services
  • specialized services for children and adolescents
  • specialized criminal justice services
  • specialized services for the elderly and pharmacy services
Acadiana Area Human Services District
  • Adult Services: Provides outpatient services for eligible individuals with mental illness and/or addictive disorders.
  • Children and Adolescents: Services for children/adolescents who have emotional and/or behavioral disorders including addictive disorders.
  • Developmental Disabilities: Serves as the single point of entry for persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities seeking support or services.
  • Serving Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, and Vermillion Parishes.
  • Administrative Offices: (337) 262-4190
  • Adult Mental Health Outpatient Service Locations:

The Family Tree
Information, Education, and Counseling Center
1602 W. Pinhook Rd. Suite 100A
Lafayette, LA 70508
(337) 981-2180

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