Veterans in Behavioral Health or Addiction Crisis
If this is an emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately.
For veterans, crises can be heightened by their experiences during military service. If you’re a veteran or service member and in crisis, these resources can help.
Phone: 1-800-273-8255 (Veterans Press #1), Text 838255
The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text.
Phone: 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1
The mission of the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs is to provide comprehensive care and quality service to Louisiana’s Veterans, and their families, with regard to health care, education, disability benefits, long-term care, and burial honors.
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.
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
Trauma happens to our veterans during combat, but too often, that trauma is compounded by a series of poor decisions upon returning home. It is as if this combat trauma has reduced their spiritual defense systems and left them vulnerable to a myriad of even more dangerous life choices that may lead to addiction, homelessness or even suicide.
22nd Judicial Veterans Court