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Emergency Contacts

The Village Life Center Emergency Hotline:
(225) 385-3278

Police/Fire/Medical: 911  

Battered Women (24-hour Hotline): 
(225) 389-3001  

Child Protection Services
(855) 4LA-KIDS or
(855) 452-5437  

Adult Abuse/Neglect (24-hour Hotline): 
(800) 259-4990 

Crisis Intervention Hotline:
(225) 924-3900  

Child Find:
(800) 426-5678 

Poison Control Center:
(800) 256-9822


Printable Contact List

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More Resources

For additional information on the symptoms and treatment of specific mental health conditions, please visit our News & Publications page.



Ask for Help

When we talk about mental health, we are referring to the ways in which our feelings, thoughts, and behaviors affect our day-to-day lives. Our mental health affects the way we interact with our family, friends, work, and school. We often recognize physical signs of illness; however, being aware of our mental wellbeing is just as important to our overall health.


What to Look For

Everyone has their ups and downs, but if you or a loved one is experiencing overwhelming feelings of distress that interrupt daily life, it may be time to ask for help. Some signs that it’s time to talk to a mental health professional can include:

  • Persistent feelings of unhappiness or hopelessness
  • Excessive anxiety that disrupts your activities
  • The inability to concentrate on daily tasks
  • Insomnia or fatigue
  • A change in appetite or significant, sudden weight gain/loss
  • Difficulty coping with a recent loss, like a death or the end of a relationship 
  • Feeling so overwhelmed by your current circumstances that you cannot focus on everyday activities
  • Thoughts of hurting yourself or others

The Right Time

If you had a broken arm, you would not wait to get medical attention. Likewise, the best time to begin counseling services is when you first notice the problem. A professional therapist can help you or your loved one find ways to identify the issue, cope with the situation, and alleviate the symptoms, allowing you to get on with leading a happier, more constructive life. 


We Can Help You Today

If you need immediate assistance, The Village Life Center provides emergency services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call our emergency hotline at (225) 385-3278.

If you’ve decided it’s time to ask for help but do not need emergency services, please feel free to contact us. We would be happy to answer your questions, discuss our services, or schedule an appointment to see a counselor.