Mental Health Resources and Information

Local Resources

Capital Area Human Services (CAHS): Capital Area Human Services serves the seven parishes of Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Pointe Coupee,   West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana. This website covers services provided, hours of operation, and telephone numbers to directly contact the provider in or near your community. 

Louisiana Mental Health Association: (LAMHA): Louisiana Mental Health Association's mission is to provide services for persons with or at risk for mental health and substance use abuse issues. LAMHA provides programs, training, capacity building, and advocacy. You can find more information about their work and additional resources on this website.

Bridge Center for Hope: The Bridge Center for Hope is an independent nonprofit operating Louisiana's first-ever adult crisis receiving facility. The Center offers a short-term crisis stabilization center to treat individuals 18 years or older experiencing mental health or substance use challenges. The Bridge Center operates under a no wrong door approach that allows anyone experiencing a crisis to receive services. The Bridge Center has four units and offers six programs.  A 23-hour observation unit, a short-term psychiatric unit, a medical detoxification unit, a center-based respite unit, a mobile response team, and a care management team.


State Resources
Louisiana Dept. of Health, Office of Behavioral Health (LDH-OBH): The Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) manages and delivers the services and supports necessary to improve the quality of life for citizens with mental illness and addictive disorders. On this website, you can find information on programs and grants provided by the state.

A pre-crisis phone line for healthcare professionals and individuals in recovery. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Keep Calm Line: 1-866-310-7977

Keep Calm crisis phone line provides trained, compassionate counselors to support Louisianans through this difficult time. Counselors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with information and service coordination, linking callers to mental health and substance abuse counseling services.

Louisiana Spirit Crisis Counseling Program

The Louisiana Spirit Crisis Counseling Program (commonly referred to as Louisiana Spirit) is operated during a presidentially declared disaster under the oversight of the Louisiana Department of Health, Office of Behavioral Health (LDH/OBH). Louisiana Spirit helps people recover and rebuild their lives after a disaster at no cost to the survivor. Through short-term interventions, crisis counselors provide public education about disaster reactions and coping strategies, crisis counseling; and stress management services to assist disaster survivors and their families, local government staff, rescuers, disaster first responders, business owners, religious communities, and other special populations. In EBR, Capital Area Human Services operates the Louisiana Spirit Program.  

Louisiana 211

Free, 24/7 referral and information line that connects people to a wide range of health and human services. Dial 2-1-1


Teen Text Line: 833-TXT-TEEN (833-898-8336)
VIA LINK’s Teen Crisis Textline was created to support youth in emotional distress or who want someone to talk to.  Their team is here to listen, help you find information and resources, and provide crisis intervention as needed. 
Louisiana Survivors of Suicide Support Group (SOS): Survivors of Suicide Support Group meets virtually every Thursday from 6:30 – 8 p.m. 
VIA LINK partners with Grief Recovery Center to offer a free, weekly support group for adults (18+) who have lost a loved one to suicide.  SOS Group meets virtually on zoom and is available state-wide in Louisiana.  SOS Group is facilitated by Sherrard Crespo, LMSW.  For information or to join SOS Group, please email
National Resources

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities. On this website, you will be able to find data, programs, publications, and information regarding behavioral health. 

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline

Phone: 1-800-985-5990

Text TALKWITHUS to 66746

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): Learn more about mental illness. This website covers mental health conditions, warning signs, symptoms, treatments, research, and data. 

CrisisText Line

  • Text REACHOUT to 741741 (available 24/7)

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

  • Phone: 1-800-273-8255 (veterans press 1)

  • En Espanol: 1-888-628-9454

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

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Mental Health Resources