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Get The Help You Need Today. Resources Are Available.



DOWNLOAD LaPAAC's "My Next Steps" pdf HERE

Make a plan of action before a mental health or addiction crisis occurs by taking these steps.

Substance Use Help

ATLAS- addiction treatment locator.  Atlas was created to help people search for and compare addiction treatment facilities to find high-quality care for themselves or their loved ones.  Atlas is managed by Shatterproof, a national nonprofit dedicated to reversing the addiction crisis in the U.S.

This is a database of statewide resources such as mental health counseling, substance use treatment, public benefits, disaster assistance, services for former offenders, employment, housing, and many more.

Information for a crisis hotline and teen crisis text line


Teens in crisis or needing a place to go


Elevations RTC is an organization that provides mental health services for teens in Louisiana


Blue Fire Wilderness provides programs for troubled teens.


Acadiana Treatment Center is a psychiatric residential treatment center for teens.

Our Lady of the Lake provides behavioral health treatment services for adolescents.

This link will connect you to mental health and/or addictive treatment services in real time.


Crisis services for LGBTQ youth

Wellness Recovery Action Plan

Faces and Voices of Recovery

The Mighty is a safe, supportive community for people facing health challenges and those who care for them.

The HearMe app is available for both iPhone and Android. It connects you with someone who will listen

Suicide Prevention
Louisiana suicide hotlines

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline or call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)


List of International Suicide Hotlines

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) or UK residents call 0800-58-58-58


Text Lines
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.


Louisiana Teen Crisis Text Line (Sponsored by: United Way)


Louisiana Department of Health:

Coordinated Specialty Care for First Episode of Psychosis
Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) is designed to meet the needs of those experiencing First Episode Psychosis (FEP). The CSC model incorporates a comprehensive package of services including: medication/primary care, psychotherapy, case management, family education and support, and supported employment and education.


The following Local Governing Entities (LGE) provide coordinated specialty care for people who have been experiencing psychosis for less than 2 years:


Capital Area Human Services District

Parishes served: Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Pointe Coupee, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana

Age Range for Eligibility: 14 – 40


Florida Parishes Human Services Authority

Parishes served: Livingston, St. Helena, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington

Age Range for Eligibility: 15 – 40, other ages on a case-by-case basis


Jefferson Parish Human Service Authority

Parish served: Jefferson
Age Range for Eligibility: 15 – 40


Metropolitan Human Services District

Parishes served: Orleans, St. Bernard, and Plaquemines

Age Range for Eligibility: 12 – 21

South Central Louisiana Human Services Authority

Parishes served: Assumption, Lafourche, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Mary, and Terrebonne
Age Range for Eligibility: 12 – 35

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) – Understanding A First Episode of Psychosis Young Adult: Get the Facts

SAMHSA First-Episode Psychosis and Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders Guide


National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) fact sheet on first episode psychosis

National Alliance of Mental Health (NAMI) information on psychosis

First Episode Psychosis Recovery Stories from the Center for Practice Innovations, a New York-based resource for mental health services

Voices of Recovery Videos Series from OnTrackNY, a treatment program for youth and young adults experiencing first episode psychosis

NAVIGATE is a comprehensive program implementing CSC for effective treatment of individuals experiencing early psychosis


Domestic Violence
Love is Respect: Visit,  text “LOVEIS” to 22522, or call 1-866-331-9474 to talk with a peer advocate to prevent and end abusive relationships


Eating Disorders
National Eating Disorder Association  or call 1-800-931-2237

Do you want to become a Peer Support Specialist? You can find information at:

Get in Touch

Louisiana Peer Action Advocacy Coalition is committed to exceeding your needs. Questions, comments or special requests? We’d love to hear from you, so don’t hesitate to reach out today!

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