Suicide Prevention

Resources

DOCTOR/COUNSELOR

If you are established with a doctor or counselor, call their office and request an immediate appointment.
Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Free, 24-hour hotline.

 

911

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.

 

HOSPITAL ER

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.

Family Tree: (337) 981-2180

  • Provides counseling services for a fee. Cost is on a sliding scale and is based upon income and dependents.

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.

Private Counselors:

  • Crouch Foundation can help to connect you with a fee-based counselor based upon your insurance or private funding capabilities.

UL Students: (337) 482-6480

  • The Counseling and Testing Center at UL offers free counseling to all students and campus faculty and staff. Emergencies are seen immediately. For after-hours emergencies, you can reach the counselor on call by calling University Police (337) 482-6447.

NATIONAL HOTLINES &
WEB SERVICES

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

Hopeline
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

 

Warning Signs

ACTIONS

  • Writing about death
  • Losing interest in activities
  • Giving away possessions
  • Acting irrational
  • Acting impulsively
  • Behaving recklessly
  • Drug/alcohol use
  • School performance decreases
  • Withdrawal

FEELINGS

  • Humiliated
  • Failure
  • Guilt/shame
  • Hopeless
  • Helpless
  • Worthless
  • Angry
  • Lonely
  • Sad

WORDS

  • 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.

PHYSICAL

  • Change or neglect
  • personal appearance
  • Changes in appetite and sleep
  • Weight changes
  • Change in personality
  • Inability to concentrate

NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE

If you are in a crisis, dial

1-800-273-TALK (8255)