Can We Talk?
All it takes are these three little words to save your life or the life of someone you love. Your best friend, your classmate, the kid in 4th period - depression can happen to anyone, you are not alone.
If you are feeling sad, lonely, angry, upset or you just need someone to talk to, there are counselors available to provide emotional assistance and resources to help you. So, can we talk?
504-777-3273 - the Crisis Teen Text Line provided by Via Link.
No matter what problems you are dealing with, we want to help you find a reason to keep living. By calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7. When you dial 1-800-273-TALK (8255), you are calling the crisis center in the Lifeline network closest to your location. After you call, you will hear a message saying you have reached the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. You will hear hold music while your call is being routed. You will be helped by a skilled, trained crisis worker who will listen to your problems and will tell you about mental health services in your area. Your call is confidential and free. www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
HELP SOMEONE ELSE ONLINE
From time to time you may encounter a person who is expressing thoughts of suicide on your social media sites. If someone you know online is showing any of these warning signs, it is important that you post a message encouraging them to call the Lifeline. If you are friends with the person in real life or know where the person is, please call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) so that you can talk to a crisis counselor.
HELPING SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE: WHAT CAN YOU DO?
The loss of a loved one by suicide is often shocking, painful and unexpected. The grief that ensues can be intense, complex and long term. Grief and bereavement are an extremely individual and unique process.
There is no given duration to being bereaved by suicide. Survivors of suicide are not looking for their lives to return to their prior state because things can never go back to how they were. Survivors aim to adjust to life without their loved one. Learn more