Suicide Prevention

If this is an emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately.

VIA Link (all parishes)

2-1-1 is a 24/7 helpline that provides comprehensive information and referral. Contact Center Specialists are trained to assist callers for a wide range of concerns including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, loneliness, interpersonal problems and financial issues.

Phone: Call 2-1-1 or 504-269-2673


VIA Link’s Crisis Teen Textline

The Crisis Teen Textline serves anyone ages 13-22, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information through text message.

Phone: 504-777-3273 aka 504-777-EASE


Florida Parishes Human Services Authority Crisis Line

Phone: 1-855-268-1091 or "211"

Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)

Call 911 and ask for CIT Officers

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour national crisis line and is a safe space to talk about whatever is troubling you. Trained Crisis Intervention Specialists, also known simply as Specialists, are available to assist you in working through thoughts of suicide and will help you come up with a plan for safety.

Phone: 1-800-273-8255 (1-800-273-TALK)


Veterans Crisis Line

If you’re a Servicemember in crisis or know a Servicemember who is, confidential support is only a phone call, click, or text away — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Phone: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) Press 1


Ayuda En Español / Spanish Lifeline

Lifeline ofrece 24/7, gratuito servicios en español, no es necesario hablar ingles si usted necesita ayuda.

Phone: 1-800-273-TALK (8255) Press 2


Trans Lifeline

Trans Lifeline’s Hotline is a peer support service run by trans people, for trans and questioning callers. The hotline is open 24/7.

Phone: 1-877-565-8860

St. Tammany Outreach for the Prevention of Suicide (STOPS)

STOPS also offers many programs to the citizenry of St. Tammany in an effort to decrease the loss of lives from suicide. These programs include: LOSS Team, SOS Meetings, and Training. Please click on a link for more information or download their "Scope of Activities" for more information.

Phone: 985-237-5506 Not a crisis line

St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s Office

The coroner has the legal authority to commit anyone who is homicidal, suicidal, or gravely disabled. The office stands ready, willing and able to exercise this authority to ensure that our community remains a safe one and to ensure that those citizens suffering from mental illness are appropriately treated.

Phone: 985-781-1150

Florida Parishes Human Services Authority

The mission of the Florida Parishes Human Services Authority (FPHSA) is to direct the operation and management of public, community-based programs and services relative to mental health, developmental disabilities, addictive disorders and permanent supportive housing in the parishes of Livingston, St. Helena, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa and Washington.

Phone: 985-543-4333

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), St. Tammany

Provides resources, support, education, and advocacy for people with mental illness and their loved ones. Monthly Support Groups for loved ones of individuals coping with a mental illness. Weekly Support Groups for those coping with mental illnesses. 12 week education class for loved ones of individuals coping with mental illnesses. 6 week education class for parents of a child suffering with a mental illness. 10 week education class for individuals living with mental illness. Resource library with current publications. Help individuals navigate the local mental health system.

Phone: 985-626-6538