If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis:

Contact the local Mobile Crisis Units:
• (504) 826-2675 for Orleans/Plaquemines/St. Bernard Parishes
• (504) 832-5123 for Jefferson Parish

Contact the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline by calling 988 or via chat

Contact the Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741 to connect with a crisis counselor.

Call 911 and tell the operator it is a mental health emergency or go to your nearest emergency room.

Mental Health Resources for Musicians and Creative Community Members

New Orleans

    • Existing patients seeking mental health services please call (504) 412-1366 or request an appointment via the Patient Portal. Those interested in becoming new patients of the NOMC please call (504) 415-3514 or email info@nomaf.org.
  • NAMI New Orleans
    • Provides a range of services and support groups for those living with mental illness and their families. 
  • Metropolitan Human Services District
    • 24-hour crisis line:(504) 826-2675
    • Support and services for individuals with mental illness, addictive disorders, and intellectual and/or developmental disabilities in Orleans, Plaquemines, and St. Bernard parishes.
    • 24-hour Crisis Resources: Call (504) 269-COPE (2673)  |  Chat online at vialink.org
    • Information, referrals, training, and crisis intervention to people, organizations, and communities so they can help themselves and others.


  • LACDMH Resources
    • Resources for coping, community support, support for parents and children, healthcare workers, distancing guidelines, general health management, and COVID-19 info & updates.
    • A national org that connects music industry professionals and their families with mental health resources.
  • Sound Mind
    • Resources and channels that bring together musicians, music lovers, and forward-thinking organizations to build community and open dialogue around mental health – leveraging the power of music to catalyze social change.

Domestic Violence Resources

  • National : 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or DomesticShelters.org
  • Louisiana: New Orleans Family Justice Center (504-866-9554) | Metro Center for Women and Children (504-837-5400) | State Hotline (1-888-411-1333)

Resources for Substance Abuse

New Orleans:

Crescent Care Safe Needle Exchange Program

Odyssey House Louisiana


SAMSHA Disaster Distress Helpline:

1-800-985-5990 – 24/7 crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to COVID-19

Alcoholics Anonymous (online meetings)Narcotics Anonymous (online meetings)Cocaine Anonymous (online meetings)

Marijuana Anonymous (online meetings) |  Recovery DeliveredSmart Recovery | Connections App

MusiCares – financial assistance and addiction recovery for musicians

Community Specific Resources

The Trevor Project – 1-866-488-7386

Information and Resources (NAMI)

BIPOC Addiction & Mental Health Resources

Information and Resources

Information and Resources

Frontline Healthcare Workers:
For The Frontlines – Text 741741 | Physician Support Line – 1 (888) 409-0141

Parents and Caregivers:
Mental Health America – articles and resources for parents and caregivers navigating support during this time

Ways to Keep in Touch & Connect With Your Neighbors

New Orleans Neighborhood Engagement | Nextdoor | New Orleans Reddit

The New Orleans Theatre Association (NOTA) supports local cultural programming through grants to established and emerging arts organizations and educational institutions. NOTA has provided funding for the Musicians’ Clinic to support its efforts to offer mental health services to the local creative community.