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

  • FOR NOMC PATIENTS:
    • 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.
  • VIA LINK
    • 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.

National

  • LACDMH Resources
    • Resources for coping, community support, support for parents and children, healthcare workers, distancing guidelines, general health management, and COVID-19 info & updates.
  • BACKLINE
    • 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)

Substance Use Services, Harm Reduction & Addiction Resources (updated on May 2023)

New Orleans:

Crescent Care Safe Needle Exchange Program

Odyssey House Louisiana

National:

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

LGBTQ
The Trevor Project – 1-866-488-7386

BIPOC
Information and Resources (NAMI)

BIPOC Addiction & Mental Health Resources

Latinx
Information and Resources

AAPI
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.

Hurricane Ida Mental Health Resources

IT’S OK NOT TO BE OK.

In the aftermath of a natural disaster, it’s brave to reach out for emotional support. If you are experiencing PTSD, overwhelming stress, anxiety, nervousness, suicidal thoughts, are in crisis or distress, or are struggling – please reach out to one of the resources below.

  • Disaster Distress Helpline is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.
    • From the United States and its territories, call 1-800-985-5990 to connect with a trained crisis counselor, 24/7. Spanish-speakers can call the hotline and press “2” for 24/7 bilingual support.
    • To connect with a live DDH crisis counselor 24/7 via SMS, from the 50 states text “TalkWithUs” for English or “Hablanos” for Spanish to 66746. Spanish-speakers from Puerto Rico can text “Hablanos” to 1-787-339-2663.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (also affiliated with Mental Health America): (800) 273-TALK (8255). Available any time of day or night, 365 days a year, this toll-free PTSD helpline has trained volunteers standing by to provide crisis intervention, to offer support for people in distress, and to give information and referrals to people with PTSD and their loved ones.
  • Veterans Crisis Line: (800) 273-TALK (8255) and press “1”. This toll-free hotline is available for veterans and their loved ones. You can also send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential, free support and referrals.
  • Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741. This service is available 24/7 and provides free crisis support and information via text.
  • National Hopeline Network: (800) 442-HOPE (4673). Available 365 days a year, volunteers who staff this toll-free hotline are specially trained in crisis intervention to provide support, information, and referrals to people in need. You can also access services via chat by pressing the “Chat Now” button on its website.
  • PTSD Foundation of America, Veteran Line: (877) 717-PTSD (7873). Providing referrals, information, and helpful resources to veterans and their families, this toll-free hotline is available 24/7.
  • Lifeline for Vets(888) 777-4443. Also geared toward veterans and their families, this toll-free PTSD helpline provides crisis intervention, referrals, and information.