Mental Health Support

Keep Calm Through COVID hotline

If you are feeling overwhelmed with stress, fear and anxiety about the uncertainty surrounding this public health emergency, there is a special Keeping Calm through COVID Hotline you can call. This connects you to trained, compassionate counselors who can offer support and who can direct you to mental health and substance abuse counseling services. Trained counselors available 24/7. All calls are confidential.

Call 1-866-310-7977 24/7  

Voice Care

Voice Care is also offering free telecare for coronavirus patients, concerned or grieving family members, overwhelmed healthcare workers or first responders that need emotional support related to the coronavirus crisis. Call them at 504-264-1381 or click below:

SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline

SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline is offering free multilingual, and confidential crisis support service to anyone in the United States. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

#GetYaMindRight virtual support chat line

Metropolitan Human Services District (MHSD) has partnered with Institute of Women & Ethnic Studies (IWES) to create #GetYaMindRight – a virtual support group  led by psychiatrist and trauma expert, Dr. Denese Shervington, and IWES social workers. Participants can learn how to understand and manage thoughts, feelings and fears during this pandemic.The group meets on Zoom Mon, Wed, and Fri at 10:15am. RSVP by emailing

Tips for parents on talking to your children about COVID-19

The National Association of School Psychologists have created the “Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource” to help parents talk to their children about COVID and ease anxiety.. It is available in multiple languages. Find it below:

University of Holy Cross (UHC) Counseling Center

The University of Holy Cross (UHC) Counseling Center in Algiers is able to provide free phone or video counseling services to anyone that needs it. They are open Mon-Thu from 11:00am to 8:00pm. Call 504-398-2168 to schedule an appointment.

Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services

If you are in need of domestic violence or sexual assault services please contact one of these service providers below:


Call: (504) 866-9554

24/7 hotline, safety planning, emergency protections orders, limited clinic availability, limited in-person services. All other services are via telephone, including counseling, emergency assistance, and legal advocacy.


Call: (504) 302-8822

Offices are closed, case management services including harm reduction information are available via phone.


Call: (855) 435-STAR

24/7 hotline, safety planning, all services are via telephone, including counseling, emergency assistance, and legal advocacy.



Provides wrap-around services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault with a 24-hour hotline to provide counseling and information on community resources.

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