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Suicide Hotline

According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention...

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, and the 11th leading cause of death for the state of Louisiana. The Louisiana Psychological Association is sensitive to the complex nature of suicide, recognizing there is no single cause of suicide. If you or somebody you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, please contact the Suicide Hotline. 

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-8255

 

Veterans Crisis Line

1-800-273-8255, press 1

Crisis Text Line

Text HOME to 741741

 

Responsible Reporting

Suicide contagion is a real threat to the mental health of vulnerable populations, particularly those who have experienced suicidal ideation in the past. Responsible reporting is a cornerstone to prevention. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention offers guidance on responsible reporting, which can be accessed here.