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Helpful Resources for Students, Faculty and Staff

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Emergency Help Services

Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Resources

The United Way

Volunteers of America has an extensive guide with a wide variety of help and services:

Counseling Services

Lake Charles Family & Youth Counseling
Offering tele-counseling for faculty, staff, or students    
Call M-F 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  (337) 436-9533

Louisiana Behavioral Health Recovery Outreach

The Office of Behavioral Health is implementing this pre-crisis phone line as one of its strategies to support the emotional health of Louisiana communities in coping with the stressors of COVID-19. This line offers recovery support facilitated by trained specialists to assist healthcare professionals, persons in recovery from substance use, mental health, serious mental illness or co-occurring disorders.

 Trained specialists and clinicians are on call 24/7/365 in multiple languages to assist people through a caring qualified support provider when someone needs help before a crisis occurs. Calls received by specialists may range from someone having a tough day, to a person who has self-identified the warning signs of mental or emotional changes, to relapse prevention and support”

Additional Resources:

Disaster Distress Helpline
Text “TalkWithUs” to 66746
Hard of hearing/deaf: 1-800-846-8517
(press “2” for Spanish or text “Hablanos”)

NAMI Helpline

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call 988

The Steve Fund
Text STEVE to 741-741 to access a culturally trained crisis counselor

The Trevor Project
Hotline for LBGTQI

Trans Lifeline

Veterans’ Crisis Line