If you are established with a doctor or counselor, call their office and request an immediate appointment.
SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE:
Free, 24-hour hotline.
If you can’t reach anyone or get yourself to the ER, call 911 and someone will come to you.
LIFELINE CRISIS CHAT
This website is run by the same individuals as the Suicide Prevention Lifeline, but allows you to chat with a helping professional. Crisischat.org is available from 1:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Currently, they are unable to respond to all chats. In the event that a helper is unavailable, you will be asked to try again in 30 minutes. Please use The Suicide Prevention Lifeline as a backup if a helper is unavailable.
CRISIS TEXT LINE
Free crisis support services for teens, 24 hours a day. To use, text “START” to 741741.
You can walk in to any hospital ER for assistance.
LAFAYETTE AREA COUNSELING SERVICES:
Clinic for Personal and Developmental Counseling: (337) 482-1018
- Offers free counseling to anyone in the community. Counseling services include individual, family, couples, groups and play therapy.
Resource Management Services: (337) 261-8781
- Provides free in-home counseling to individuals receiving Medicaid.
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness): (337) 654-2138
- Offers classes and psychoeducational groups for individuals suffering from mental illness and their caregivers.
Acadiana Area Human Services District: (337) 262-4100
- Offers free and sliding scale fee-based counseling and mental health services to eligible individuals.
NATIONAL HOTLINES &
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or visit their website: Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Veteran Crisis Line
veteranscrisisline.net – Phone support, text or chat support, self-quiz available
Call 1-800-442 HOPE (4673)
Veteran’s peer support line
Call 1-877-Vet-2Vet (838-2838)
Teen to teen peer counseling hotline
Call 1-877-YOUTHLINE (968-8454)
Grad student hotline
Call 1-800-GRADHLP (472-3457)
Post-partum depression hotline
Call 1-800 PPD-MOMS (773-6667)
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24. https://www.thetrevorproject.org/ or Call 1-866-488-7386
Wake Forest University online counseling guide. A nice resource of resources for suicide prevention.
SUICIDE PREVENTION APP
- Writing about death
- Losing interest in activities
- Giving away possessions
- Acting irrational
- Acting impulsively
- Behaving recklessly
- Drug/alcohol use
- School performance decreases
- I can’t do this anymore.
- This is too hard.
- I’m a burden.
- Everything will end soon.
- I know how to fix everything.
- No one can help me.
- Change or neglect
- personal appearance
- Changes in appetite and sleep
- Weight changes
- Change in personality
- Inability to concentrate