An overwhelming 47.5% of Louisiana adults reported having symptoms of depression and/or anxiety last year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Needless to say, that’s nearly half of state resident adults – a total of over 700,000 people. Making matters worse, nearly 20% of residents seeking help for mental health are unable to find adequate care.
It’s clear that Louisiana residents are in need of help for depression and anxiety. Fortunately, there are free and anonymous helplines available to all residents. These phone numbers are more than just digits on your smartphone. Call today and receive immediate assistance for any and all mental health issues, including depression and/or anxiety.
The National Depression Hotline
Anybody anywhere can call 866-629-4564 to reach a specialist with The National Depression Helpline. It’s a free, confidential, around-the-clock helpline for depression and/or anxiety. Call now for immediate assistance, or click here to visit the website which offers a wealth of additional information and resources. When you’re ready, we’re here to listen.
As of July 2022, residents of Louisiana can dial 988 to immediately be connected with a trained crisis counselor. Louisiana is one of several states to offer this service, and you can click here to visit the 988-specific Louisiana Department of Health webpage, which offers more info and a link to a crisis chat feature.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness offers a helpline for all US residents to receive assistance for depression and/or any form of mental issue. Call 800-950-6264 from Monday to Friday, 10AM to 10PM, or text “HelpLine” to 62640. You may also visit the Louisiana-specific NAMI website, which offers a wealth of info, by clicking here.